Looking strictly at Dynasty RBs for the long run I've been quite surprised at how low Gartrell Johnson has been taken in the majority of drafts. The guy could be a beast given the opportunity, I realise he has limitations when considering speed and "moves", but as a straight line runner he is outstanding, a lot like Davis was with Carolina and Washington.
I believe the opportunity will be there before not too long, and as good as Sproles has been I just can not see the coaching staff giving the reins to him exclusively, as a matter of opinion I don't think his role will change dramatically at all due to his size, durability and his own injury issues, yes he filled in admirably last year and IMHO really excelled, but I don't see that happening over the course of a full season year after year, he has so much more value to them besides packing the rock that I just can't envision them taking the risk.
Obviously, there are no gaurantees that he will succeed, but that applies to all rookies.
Maybe I'm missing something but when I see the likes of Bernard Scott, Ringer and Coffee being taken ahead of him I have to wonder if my eyes were decieving me when I watched him last year.
Your thoughts? Also, this is a great thread and I admire how you have manned it, kudos!