And so we have somebody to spell Frank Gore, maybe. With their third round pick, the San Francisco 49ers selected Glen Coffee, RB, Alabama. He was not as highly touted as Andre Brown (at least for some people), but Maiocco thought this might be the pick (if not Andre Brown). Here's a quick scouting report:
ESPN: Runs hard and flashes ability to bounce off arm tackles. Runs with excellent forward body lean and almost always falls forward but doesn't appear to have ideal lower body strength and is going to have a difficult time pushing the pile in short-yardage situations. Doesn't always keep ball tight to frame and can put it on the ground as a result . . .
Draft Countdown: Has a large frame with room to bulk up...Nice vision and instincts...Is physical and runs hard...Real decisive and attacks the hole...Excellent strength...Tough, powerful and always falls forward...Terrific work ethic.
Needs to add more weight, especially in his lower body...Not very elusive or nifty...Stiff and doesn't change directions well...Goes down too easy...Not a workhorse...Limited experience.
Maiocco just posted some info from the conference call with Coffee:
Coffee said he is excited about becoming a teammate of Frank Gore, whose style he admires. Coffee describes himself as a pounder - a player who would rather "run over you" than try to run away from defenders. "I'm passionate and I love contact," he said.
Coffee said he believes playing for Nick Saban at Alabama will help him in his transition to the NFL. "He's the best coach to play under," Coffee said. "I feel prepared very well for the NFL."
Some YouTube video after the jump.