Chris Steuber at Scout.com has written an interesting article comparing LaDainian Tomlinson and Knowshon Moreno (RB, Georgia). The article itself suggests the Chargers may draft Moreno to replace Tomlinson and Steuber suggests that the Bulldogs runner has the potential "to be the next LT". You have to ask the question, if Moreno is truly that talented does he warrant consideration in the top 10?
In Steuber's conclusion he admits it's an unfair comparison but that "when you watch footage of Tomlinson at TCU and Moreno at Georgia, you can’t help but compare the two." Since appointing Greg Knapp as offensive coordinator the Seahawks have made a point of saying that the run game will gain a new emphasis. Would a back like Moreno give the Seahawks the offensive playmaker they are lacking?
Knowshon is an undoubtedly talented individual. He is a strong runner, receiver and blocker but lacks elite breakaway speed. Some have also questioned his size and whether he can be an every down back in the NFL. However, he does play with a great deal of commitment and clearly loves the game of football. It might be a reach taking Moreno in the top five, but stranger things have happened. Comparisons to Tomlinson will do no harm to his reputation even if they are a little ambitious.
For highlights of Moreno's 2008 season, click here: part 1 part 2