I think Silas Redd could be one of the top running backs in the nation over the next few years. The kid is one of the shiftiest backs Penn State has seen in while. I've lost count the number of times he's made defenders miss in the backfield for what appeared to be sure loss of yardage plays. Even though he doesn't have breakaway speed, he runs hard and is tough to bring down despite his size. He was the best running back in the nation in the month of October.
However, it was apparent this season that our offense's ineptitude in the passing game hindered what could have been an even better year for Silas. When other teams can stack the box against a rush-first/pass-later offense it's tough for any runner to get going (even though Silas put up nearly 1200 yards on the ground).
My point here is, Silas Redd has quickly become one of our favorite players on the team: he's a great kid, a hard worker, and even more important is his devotion to Penn State. It would be very frustrating to watch a kid like Silas be held back because of the lack of talent around him.
I'm interested in your thoughts: how far can Silas go? Is he going to taste the national spotlight of a Heisman race or is this the best we're going to see from him? Are we going to run Silas into the ground or can he match the numbers from other great backs in Penn State's history?