Name: Christine Michael
Definitely not pronounced: Chris-TEEN
First name to last name ratio: 2:0
Position: Running back
School: Texas A&M
Major: General Studies (like a boss)
Noteworthy combine results: 27 reps on the bench, 43″ vertical, 10.5″ broad, 4.02 shuttle, 6.69 3 cone
That’s crazy!: I know!
So why have I, a typical NFL fan, never seen him on the mock drafts I read?
Texas A&M RB Christine Michael was a rockstar @ #NFLCombine, a top performer in 5 events. The bad: He overslept and missed 2 team interviews
— Gil Brandt (@Gil_Brandt) February 26, 2013
Oh, and a couple of other things: Despite his absurd touchdown rate (one for every 15 carries), he was benched so often that he finished third on the team in carries in his senior year. He also broke his leg and tore his ACL during his college career.
So where does he shake out in the draft?: Probably as a second day pick, possibly even third.
So why is he getting the BKADP treatment?: Because he’s intriguing.
What else his tweets tell us: He’s some kind of crazy acronym genius.
Potential Berman nicknames: “Stephen King’s” Christine
Nicest comparison: “Reminds me of barry sanders without losing a ton of yardage.” -mercadojglb, who is a YouTube commenter, obviously
Most average comparison: Chris Ivory
Strengths: Physical ability
Weaknesses: Other stuff
Loved by: Stop watch jockeys
Hated by: Former coaches
Where he’ll go: To somebody with the balls to take him.
What scouts are saying:
Immediate impact: Sexy fantasy sleeper
Down the road: It’s a mystery