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Does Chris “Beanie” Wells have what it takes for the next level?

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Chris Wells Scouting Report:
Ohio State running back Chris Wells, also known as “Beanie”, has the best combination of size, strength, and quickness of any running back in this year’s NFL draft class. He has great athletic ability and balance for a back his size. He’s a powerful runner who gets yards after contact, and it generally takes more than the first guy to bring him down.

Wells doesn’t have what would be described as elite speed, but he is quick to the hole and does have enough to consistently get to the corner. He runs with great vision and seems to have a natural instinct for finding the hole. He’s also a patient runner and does a good job waiting for the blocking to unfold in front of him. Purchase Your Ohio State Buckeye's Leather Jacket Today!He’s been known to burn a defense or two with his ability to cut back against the grain as well.

He’s a willing blocker himself, and does a pretty good job of picking up the blitz. He could stand to polish his skills a little, however.

On the negative side, there are concerns that….

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From a fantasy football perspective’s View: “Beanie” reminds me in some ways of Adrian Peterson. The man is big and fast with moves as well. Also like Adrian he has a history of being injured in college. This day in age most teams like to have two running backs on there team. Thus if he has to split time with someone else it will hurt his value come fantasy draft day. However Adrian split time with a guy named Chester Taylor and look how that turned out.

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