Here is some free draft advice for all those out there that are willing to listen to someone as qualified as myself when it comes to running an NFL franchise. If you draft Synjyn Days, make sure you draft Zach Laskey too.
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Or if you take Zach Laskey first, draft Synjyn Days onto your team also. Basically, do not separate these two if you have an opportunity to have both.
This is actually one of those situations where an NFL team with multiple picks and that needs to improve there running game could, by committee situation, actually take both of these guys and be happy .
For example, the New England Patriots at the bottom of the Third Round have back-to-back selections at picks No. 96 ad No.97.
That might seem a little bit early in the draft to be taking both Days and Laskey depending on who you ask.
But nonetheless, it is a scenario where you can take Laskey and Days back-to-back.
Aug 30, 2014; Atlanta, GA, USA; Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets running back Zach Laskey (37) during the second against the Wofford Terriers quarter at Bobby Dodd Stadium. Georgia Tech won 38-19. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Liles-USA TODAY Sports
The Patriots also have the 101st pick in the Fourth Round. So if they felt that they could hold off on one of the backs until the later pick which would be only four spots away, they could take whichever back is remaining with that pick.
The Patriots are a team that is known for using the running back by committee system, so this would actually be a nice fit for both running backs.
Another team in the draft that is in a position to be able to draft Days and Laskey back-to-back is the New York Jets in the Seventh Round with picks No. 223 and No. 224.
The Jets running game is decent but nothing to write home about.
Chris Ivory rushed for 821 yards and six touchdowns. Chris Johnson ran for 663 and one touchdown.
That is okay production, but maybe the Jets would consider taking the Days and Laskey package for their backfield in the Seventh Round. There is a good chance that both backs would be around that late in the draft.
The Falcons also have two picks in the Seventh Round with No. 225 and No. 249 being at their disposal.
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Synjyn Days and Zach Laskey just strike you as the type of players that would not have any problem sharing a backfield on the pro level.
They showed that they are supportive of each other on the Georgia Tech sideline, and that kind of camaraderie can actually be used to an NFL teams advantage.
They won’t be the type of players to get hostile over lack of carries or seeing one succeed more than the other.
NFL general managers would be wise to just draft both players on to their team.
Just some advice from someone that has credibility in his mind.