In my weekly column, we take a long look at impact fantasy football rookies. I compare their performance to date against my original expectations of them. Let’s continue this 2014 version of the series by looking at the Browns dynamic rookie running back duo of 2014 third rounder Terrance West and free agent selection of Isaiah Crowell.
Here is what I saw in college from West: This runner saw a lot of carries playing for little Towson College finishing with over 4,800 rushing yards and 84 touchdowns in a three-year career. The rookie back runs with a lot of power and uses his pad level to inflict pain on the defense. West has good patience and vision combined with quick feet to get to the hole quickly. The young runner doesn’t create much room for himself, but he takes what the defense opens up. He is dependable as the day is long, but is not very flashy. The biggest knock against him is that he hasn’t played against great competition with a lot of touches, so much of his fate will rest on with which team drafts him.