NFL Draft Spotlight: Dexter McCluster, RB, Mississippi
The diminutive running back from Mississippi has made spectacular plays on the field but still can't shake the label that he is a scat back. He is Dexter McCluster, and the 5-foot-9, 172-pounder is out to prove the world wrong after he is selected in the 2010 NFL Draft.
Expected draft placement
There is a lot to like about McCluster. Creative offensive coordinators in the NFL will have a blast with him. Don't be confused, though, as there is little reason to think McCluster will blossom into a full-time back. In a change-of-pace role, he could be a lethal weapon. Through screen passes, wide receiver bubble screens, slip screens pitches and sweeps, getting McCluster to the outside will be the name of the game for him in the NFL. If he can stay healthy, look for a player with the potential to change games.
Expect McCluster to come off the board in the second round. We'll be a bit surprised if he falls out of the round, but his physical limitations ensure he will not be a first-round choice.
About Cory J. Bonini
Cory is KFFL's General Manager. In late 2002, he joined the KFFL staff as a research analyst and has been involved in fantasy sports since 1996. A member of the Fantasy Sports Trade Association, as well as Fantasy Sports Writers Association, Bonini has been featured in print, on radio and on scores of websites. Bonini co-hosted Big Lead Sports on SiriusXM Fantasy Sports Radio from 2011 to 2012.
Bonini was recognized with the 2010 Best Article in Print Award from the FSWA and was a finalist for the same award in 2011. In '11, he finished first overall in the FSWA NFL experts challenge that featured 60 of the industry's best competitors. Follow @CoryKFFL
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