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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; Abram Smith admits he has the skills to evade defensive players. He ran for a school single-season record 1,621 yards, with 12 touchdowns, on 257 carries last season as a senior at Baylor, and probably a decent amount of those ...

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Old 05-18-2022, 12:17 PM   #1
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New Orleans Saints rookie running back Abram Smith relishes physical style

Abram Smith admits he has the skills to evade defensive players. He ran for a school single-season record 1,621 yards, with 12 touchdowns, on 257 carries last season as a senior at Baylor, and probably a decent amount of those yards resulted from some level of elusiveness.

But the New Orleans Saints' 5-foot-11, 211-pound undrafted rookie running back would much rather run through faces than around shoulders.

"I was definitely a more punishing runner," he said. "You can kind of see, a lot of times – you can easily avoid contact, but my mom always told me to be the hammer and not the nail.

"I just love imposing my will. Dropping a shoulder on a (defensive back) or a linebacker, it really didn't matter to me. I can make people miss, but I feel more comfortable when I'm running somebody over."

That makes all the sense in the world when factoring in that, the year before, Smith played linebacker at Baylor due to injuries. And he finished with 48 tackles, including five tackles for loss, and a sack in eight games, with four starts.

"I liked hitting people," Smith said, smiling. "I was running down on kickoff and I remember I was smoking dudes on kickoff. There was a better chance to meet another running back in the hole and kind of just impose my will on somebody. I think I'm a physical dude on the field and that's one thing I love to do.

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Thats a good read. I think he has a good shot to make the team as a RB but th eversatility from playing LB and ST too should only help him.
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Agreed... pencil him in.

Mark Ingram, Ozigbo won't make the team.
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Agreed... pencil him in.

Mark Ingram, Ozigbo won't make the team.

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Agreed... pencil him in.

Mark Ingram, Ozigbo won't make the team.
What are the options then if we cut Ingram and Kamara gets suspended this season?
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Agreed... pencil him in.

Mark Ingram, Ozigbo won't make the team.
Wha....?

No way man. Kid has a lot to improve on before he passes Ingram or even Tony Jones.
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I hope we keep MI. He gets the team hyped even on the sidelines plus he is one of ours.
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