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Saturday, September 29, 2012

Draft Rewind 2004 - Michael Turner - Atlanta Falcons

What Ourlads NFL Scouting Services said about MICHAEL TURNER: Northern Illinois, 5104 237 4.48. A hard running tailback with good size and strength. Could project in a one-back set. Productive two year starter. Durable workhorse. A somewhat slow starter — not quick to the hole. More fast than quick. Keeps his shoulders squared and runs with good lean and power. Tough between the tackles. Keeps his feet active and gives good second effort. Holds the ball securely. Not a consistent tackle breaker — gets tripped up by low contact too easily. Has good vision for reading and following blocks. Has the burst to get outside and turn the corner but looks to bounce plays wide a little too much. Not a real sharp cutter — slows to change directions on the move. Lacks dynamic elusiveness — lowers his shoulder and drives into defenders in the open rather than evade. Not used a lot as a blocker but has ability in that area — can bend his knees and deliver a solid blow. Marginal receiver with adequate hands. Needs to improve as a route runner. Originally drafted by San Diego.