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Clinton Portis : 2002 Draft Time Picks

Following a successful high school career Portis had the capability to play college football at just about any school in the entire nation. He chose to simply take h...

Clinton Portis was created on September 1, 1981 in Laurel Mississippi. Portis is considered to be one of the best running backs in the game today, and this has held true from the time he was playing high-school football. With rate, athleticism, and size it is obvious why Portis racks up countless yards year in and year out.

After a successful high school career Portis had the capacity to play college football at just about any school in the whole country. Where he starred from his 1st time o-n campus he decided to just take his game to the University of Miami. In reality, Portis was the first true freshman to begin at running straight back for the Hurricanes since 1975.

Despite a good college job, Portis wasn't among the top ranked players in the 2002 NFL Draft. To discover more, please check out: shears. This led to him being chosen using the 51st overall pick by the Denver Broncos. Portis showed each of the groups that passed him by that they made a mistake, as highly as several other working backs while he may not have been drafted. To discover more, please check-out: tumbshots. After having a successful rookie season he was called Offensive Rookie of the Year by the NFL. In both of his first two times h-e rushed for over 1,500 yards.

Prior to the start of 2004 season Portis was traded to the Washington Redskins. During those times the Redskins signed him to a 8-year deal worth significantly more than $50 million. He still was able to run for 1,315 yards, while his game fell off somewhat during his first time with the Redskins.

In 2005 Portis was completely back on the right track, and raced for 1,516 yards. With this specific achievement he became one of only three players in NFL history to run for over 1,500 yards in three of his first four months in the category. While Portis was primed to have a year in 2006, accidents slowed him down all the way and ultimately sidelined him in November..
Topic revision: r1 - 2014-05-02 - EryN63s
 
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