Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Player Profile: Jahvid Best

Jahvid Best finished last season with a 186 yard two TD performance against Miami in the Emerald Bowl. The scary part, the best might be yet to come. Jahvid will be a Junior this year and will be coming off a 1,580 yard season.

Want to hear a crazy stat line, 311 yards on 19 carries, and 4 TD's. That's what Best did against Washington in the final regular season game of last year. So clearly he has the talent to be on the early season Heisman watch list. Cal lost Alex Mack to the Cleveland Browns, someone is going to have to step up and fill the void.

Kevin Riley is going to need to show that he can be an accurate passing QB to give Best some breathing room. Jahvid will not need much room as he is one of the most explosive backs in the NCAA. Best is almost impossible to tackle in the open field so if Cal can give him some room, he will do the rest.

I see California as a top 20 team right now, but this all depends on Jahvid. He had a great O-line last year but his talent is undeniable. If Jahvid can get things going on the ground then other parts of Cal's offense should fall into place.

Look for Best to rack up the yards early in the season, other running backs took some of the spotlight away from him last year. This year he will start on top as arguably the best back in college football. Cal will have a good team this year so Jahvid should make a serious run at the heisman.

(I don't think HS highlights ever get old)

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