I have had some thoughts/feelings on this for some time. Guess this is the right time/thread to post them in.
I will first say this - I’ve never been shy about making “bold” predictions. I don’t make lots of them, but when I feel something - good or bad - I put it out there. Actually, my record over many years is pretty good (won’t list them all here; and that’s not the point), but I’ve also had some flat out busts (predicting QB Jacoby Walker would lead us to the SEC title after Mallett graduated, for example).
On this matter, it isn’t so much of a bold prediction as it is a nagging feeling.
As with any of our players, I pull for each to do well. I was excited when Devwah committed to us, and I continue to hope his career matches the expectations. But, for some reason, I just have a feeling that he will be a “good”, but not great RB for us. Can’t put my finger on why. Am not able to isolate a particular part of his game to pick apart or criticize. Again - just a gut feeling. Someone may say “how can you say that? Have you seen enough of him to make a judgement?”. Good questions, and I have no real answer other than “just a feeling”.
That’s why no “bold prediction”. First, I do think that he is capable - given good health and enough opportunities - to rush for 1,000 yards. But 1,500? All-SEC? I don’t see that.
I do see more of a RB by committee for us this season, as opposed to DW and then everyone else. He will probably have more carries any one else, but it will be more closely distributed among 3 or 4 than mostly him, IMO.
I don’t want to be critical of DW - I have NO reason to be. Again, just stating my “gut”. And, I’d be thrilled to be totally wrong and see him rush for 1,800 or more yards.
Remember - the OP asked us what we thought. Just responding.