Kenyan Drake - Traded to Arizona

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Kenyan Drake - Traded to Arizona

Postby cucamonga » Mon Aug 29, 2016 11:26 am

I've been a member of the forum for almost a year. I haven't been on here a whole lot this off season as I've got a child on the way and been preparing to get married. I apologize in advance because I'm sure there's been extensive discussion on The Drake. 3rd RB off the board, dynamic runner, lots if speed and a somewhat decent situation IMO. I missed him in my rookie draft last week; was gonna take him at 3.5 but I traded it for a 2017 2nd. The guy who drafted him says he'd possibly do The Drake for that 2nd and Andre Ellington. I'm considering it. Does anyone here believe this guy can be a RB1, some of his college tape suggests that's definately possible. Thanks!
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Re: Kenyan Drake

Postby Blackout » Mon Aug 29, 2016 11:40 am

Drake is not Kenyan but Canadian :lol:
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Re: Kenyan Drake

Postby Cameron Giles » Mon Aug 29, 2016 11:46 am

Only way he becomes an rb1 is because of an insane amount of receptions in PPR like Woodhead or Vereen. Otherwise, I don't see it. He looks like a solid 3DRB.

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Re: Kenyan Drake

Postby cucamonga » Mon Aug 29, 2016 12:02 pm

Blackout wrote:Drake is not Kenyan but Canadian :lol:
I miss you guys lol
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QB: Cam Newton, Carson Wentz
RB: Thomas Rawls, Kenyon Drake
WR: B Perriman, Davante Adams, Sammy Watkins, Corey Coleman, Kendal Wright
TE: Tyler Higbee, Delanie Walker
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Re: Kenyan Drake

Postby IBall2 » Mon Aug 29, 2016 12:46 pm

I would rather have the 2017 second round pick over Drake at the moment. He is very injury prone and hasn't done anything in the preseason to warrant a top 20 rookie draft pick. His stock has fell lately but I'm sure it will rise again once he sees the field during the season.

Like Cameron said, He seems like he could be a good PPR pick but wont ever be a bellcow. Might be able to get some change of pace work on 1st and 2nd down but not more than that.

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Re: Kenyan Drake

Postby _yeti » Mon Aug 29, 2016 12:58 pm

I traded up to grab him. Really liked what I saw but you got to temper the expectations as far as RB1. Ronnie Hillman was what I was hoping for with him but he has been a total no show to date.
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Re: Kenyan Drake

Postby bigchiefbc » Mon Aug 29, 2016 1:10 pm

I took him at 2.04 in the DLFPL, which is a 16-team league. I'm definitely not expecting a 3-down back, but to me he has the talent to perhaps become a Woodhead/Vereen/Sproles type. The question for Drake hasn't been talent, it's been whether he can stay on the field for long enough to make an impact.

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Re: Kenyan Drake

Postby cucamonga » Mon Aug 29, 2016 1:38 pm

Thanks for the insight, I do appreciate it.

I went back and watched some tape on him and then for shits some Texas tape on Jamaal Charles right after. Gulp.. I'm gonna catch hell here but I see a lot of similarities there. What were guys saying about Charles before his rookie year? I wasn't into dynasty back then.
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Re: Kenyan Drake

Postby _yeti » Mon Aug 29, 2016 3:18 pm

cucamonga wrote:Thanks for the insight, I do appreciate it.

I went back and watched some tape on him and then for shits some Texas tape on Jamaal Charles right after. Gulp.. I'm gonna catch hell here but I see a lot of similarities there. What were guys saying about Charles before his rookie year? I wasn't into dynasty back then.
I wasn't either.

But my first instinct was to say you're crazy, so I went and watched them side by side just for fun, and yup, you're crazy. Charles is just on another level, his speed and agility pop compared to Drake immediately. Vision, acceleration, just looking side by side, moves and shiftiness... Drake is good as any back drafted to the league will look in college highlights but this might be a case of you starting to fall in love with a player and wanting to believe they can be more than they are. I took Drake with the hope of him carving out a committee role and maybe some RB2 numbers if I'm lucky
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Re: Kenyan Drake

Postby ascherb » Mon Aug 29, 2016 6:19 pm

He's decent, and he has a relatively fair path to opportunity (Foster is old; Ajayi is questionable). He's worth a shot.
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Re: Kenyan Drake

Postby henry1jg » Wed Aug 31, 2016 3:22 am

I've got him stashed in a couple leagues. Now is a good time to buy stock in him if you think he has a shot down the road, as a rookie year impact seems to not be in the cards currently. Idk about RB1 upside, but he could be solid if he is able to stay healthy.
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Re: Kenyan Drake

Postby ebsteelers » Wed Aug 31, 2016 6:40 am

I'd probably keep the pick.. and wait and see if the owner gets tired of holding him after the first few months..

its gambling cause foster and ajayi could get hurt right off the bat

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Re: Kenyan Drake

Postby Lotto4Life » Wed Aug 31, 2016 8:29 am

Drake and Charles were both the 73rd overall pick in the NFL draft. That HAS to mean something!

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Re: Kenyan Drake

Postby balaberda » Thu Sep 01, 2016 8:30 am

Just got him at 3.06 so pretty happy with that.

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Re: Kenyan Drake

Postby HWfloss » Sun Sep 04, 2016 7:36 am

He just went undrafted in a rookie draft I was in last weekend. It was a 12 team league, and a hand full of vets were taken.......but still pretty crazy. I didn't have a 4th, but am going to drop A Collins for him when waivers open up.


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