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Christine Michael | Running Back

Team: Texas A&M Aggies
Age / DOB:  (23) / 11/9/1990
Ht / Wt:  5'10" / 221

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Seahawks selected Texas A&M RB Christine Michael with the No. 62 overall pick.
Michael (5-10, 220) amassed 2,374 yards and 22 TDs on 441 carries (5.38 YPC) over his first three college seasons, flourishing in Mike Sherman's pro-style offense. Michael tore his left ACL in November of 2011 and returned to struggle in Kevin Sumlin's spread while landing in the new coach's doghouse. A healthy, focused Michael is the single most talented runner in this class with hammer-dropping power, 4.54 speed, and a blazing 1.51 ten-yard split. Muscle bound but elusive, he offers explosive lateral moves and looked like a rich man's Ben Tate on 2011 film. This appears to be a flier selection, since the Seahawks appear to be set at the position with Marshawn Lynch and Robert Turbin, but Michael's natural talent is outstanding. Fri, Apr 26, 2013 08:40:00 PM

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Six RBs could be selected during the draft's second-round, according to Draft insider Tony Pauline.

Pauline suggests these names: Eddie Lacy, Johnathan Franklin, Giovani Bernard and Montee Ball, along with Mike Gillislee "and either Christine Michael or Le’Veon Bell." It is interesting that Andre Ellington's name is not listed among this group. We wouldn't be surprised to see Franklin and Michael be taken near the top of this crop.
Wed, Apr 17, 2013 12:56:00 PM

Texas A&M RB Christine Michael is visiting the Steelers on Monday.

Ohio State OLB John Simon and Florida State ILB Vince Williams are also visiting the team. Michael is a super talented runner with off-field character questions to go along with a long medical history. Simon is a relentless rusher with leverage and Williams has been overlooked outside of a Senior Bowl invite.
Mon, Apr 1, 2013 02:02:00 PM

Texas A&M RB Christine Michael worked out for the Jacksonville Jaguars on March 25.

Michael announced the news himself on Twitter, where he asked for fans to wish him luck. With the way his stock has been fluctuating, he may have needed it. A very talented ball-carrier, he was recently deemed the "biggest risk" at the running back position by ESPN draft guru Todd McShay. Michael has a plethora of talent but has been in the doghouse in college and had questions at the combine. We wish him luck.
Mon, Mar 25, 2013 08:15:00 PM

ESPN's Todd McShay says Texas A&M RB Christine Michael is the biggest risk at the RB position in the draft.

"You look at him on tape, you see explosiveness, quickness... So what’s the problem? Baggage," McShay said. "Durability baggage, you go back to 2010 a season ending injury. The same in 2011 and then there a lot of character issues you have to wade through. He’s a big time risk and he’s probably going to go in the second round."
Source: Sports Day
Wed, Mar 20, 2013 03:40:00 PM

The Sideline View's Lance Zierlein writes Texas A&M RB Christine Michael could fall to the fourth round.

Zierlein cites character problems as the main reason Michael could fall despite being a very talented running back. NFL Network's Mike Mayock most recently said that Michael is unlikely to make it out of the second round despite the issues. It seems very difficult to gauge the running back's stock right now.
Mon, Mar 11, 2013 06:20:00 PM

Texas A&M RB Christine Michael has four formal team workouts scheduled for early April.

The Colts, Vikings, Buccaneers and Jets are the four teams. We have always liked Michael's talent, but he has had a hard time making it onto the field to display it on a consistent basis.
Sat, Mar 9, 2013 01:58:00 PM

NFL Network's Mike Mayock believes it is unlikely that Texas A&M RB Christine Michael makes it out of the second-round.

Michael "is as talented as any running back in the draft," according to Mayock, and a boom-or-bust type selection. This is the second time in just a few days that Mayock has pinpointed Michael and heaped praise on the Aggie product. The talent is there, teams will just need to feel comfortable with his medicals and character questions.
Sat, Mar 9, 2013 12:30:00 PM

Texas A&M RB Christine Michael says reports of him missing two team meetings during combine week are untrue.

Michael says it was a misunderstanding and that he was very sick during the week. This reporting is encouraging considering how many questions there are with his character. He was in the "doghouse" in his final season at A&M. Michael has four workouts scheduled with the New York Jets, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Indianapolis Colts and Minnesota Vikings.
Fri, Mar 8, 2013 01:56:00 PM

Texas A&M RB Christine Michael is "at least a second-round talent," according to the NFL Network's Mike Mayock.

Mayock went on to state that Michael ended up in Kevin Sumlin's doghouse last season and has a "history of off the field incidents." The talent has always been there, but like Mayock said, teams will have to do more work on the character evaluation than the on-field one.
Source: NFL.com
Tue, Mar 5, 2013 08:56:00 AM

ESPN's Mel Kiper ranked Texas A&M's Christine Michael as his third overall RB.

We aren't sure where Michael was previously ranked, but Kiper cited his "good burst" as the reason for the Aggies' emergence. The senior has always had talent, but Michael found himself in Kevin Sumlin's doghouse in 2012 and has a history of injuries.
Source: ESPN
Thu, Feb 28, 2013 01:08:00 PM

Texas A&M RB Christine Michael reportedly overslept and missed two team interviews at the NFL Combine.

Michael put on an excellent workout, finishing near the top in five tests, but this lack of reliability is what forced the running back in to Kevin Sumlin's dog house last season. We love his talent, but it appears Michael will be considered a "flier" in the later rounds, similar to Bryce Brown last year.
Wed, Feb 27, 2013 08:50:00 AM

NFL.com's Gil Brandt has reported that Texas A&M RB Christine Michael missed two team interviews at the combine after oversleeping.

The news comes as a disappointment as Michael is very talented and has seen his stock rise, according to a January report by NFL.com's Daniel Jeremiah. However, Michael's character continues to come in question after he spent the season in the A&M doghouse. He has simply been unreliable, which is not what teams are looking to invest in.
Tue, Feb 26, 2013 06:38:00 PM

According to ex-NFL scout Daniel Jeremiah, Texas A&M RB Christine Michael has been "the top back" at East-West Shrine practices.

Rotoworld's Josh Norris believes Vanderbilt's Zac Stacy is the best running back in St. Pete, but agrees Michael has been the standout of the East-West Shrine. Per Jeremiah, Michael has a "powerful frame" with "explosive burst," and he talked to one NFL team that gave Michael a second-round grade. "His stock is on the rise," Jeremiah reported. Michael still needs to improve in all facets of the passing game, and he is not as elusive laterally.
Source: NFL.com
Thu, Jan 17, 2013 12:27:00 PM

According to CBS Sports' Dane Brugler, Texas A&M RB Christine Michael has "finished every carry with conviction" at East-West Shrine practices while showing an "NFL-quality" physical skill set.

Michael landed in new coach Kevin Sumlin's doghouse in 2012 due to apparent attitude issues, but he's looked like a man on a mission in St. Pete. Fresh after handling just 88 regular season carries, 5-foot-10, 221-pound Michael has run hard and given "full effort" in Shrine practices. Michael had the look of a future early-round pick when he rushed 149 times for 899 yards (6.03 YPC) and eight touchdowns in nine games in 2011, before tearing his ACL in November of that year.
Source: CBS Sports
Tue, Jan 15, 2013 05:50:00 PM