Calling Blount a "bruiser" nearly requires a "no pun intended" to follow. Mainly because of the infamous face punch on a Boise State player who got in his face after a game. It got him suspended most of his senior season and resulted in his falling out of the draft the following year.
Blount rebounded from the incident and what looked to have ruined a promising NFL career when as an undrafted rookie, he ran for 1007 yards in Tampa Bay. The Bucs were just taking a chance on him and he made the most of it.
What's interesting from the [Raiders]' perspective is his offensive coordinator that season was none other than Raiders new offensive coordinator, Greg Olson. Blount ran for 871 yards the following season under Olson as well. It was last season with Olson gone and the Bucs with rookie phenom, [Doug Martin] that Blount fell off. Now he needs a fresh start and a reunion with his former OC could be just the ticket.
I like this idea. very similiar to Bush. This is the brusing back that we could use and I believe get for decent money. We don't need him to be a 1200 yard rusher.
RM will most likely re-sign Mike Goodson and pick a RB late in the draft. One player that intrigues me is Marcus Lattimore. He is still currently injured but if your looking for great potential late in the draft he would be a good pickup. We took a late round flier on Bush who at the time was still injured and rehabbed his whole first year and it turned out pretty well.