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Now with some RBs signed, how does draft change? (1 Viewer)

Napoleon Dynamite

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Now that a few teams that had RB needs signed some free agents... how is the draft lookign for RBs? Is it still possible that the top 4 RBs go in round 1?

1. Houston - Bush

2. New Orleans - no need

3. Tennessee - no need/too early for rb

4. N.Y. Jets - too early for rb

5. Green Bay - no need/too early for rb

6. San Francisco - no need/too early for rb

7. Oakland - no need

8. Buffalo - no need

9. Detroit - no need

10. Arizona - no need

11. St. Louis - no need

12. Cleveland - no need

13. Baltimore *** seems like the 2nd rb drafted will go here

14. Philadelphia - no need but L White would be a great compliment to Westbrook

15. Atlanta - no need??? might try to get Addai in round 2

16. Miami - no need

17. Minnesota - no need

18. Dallas - no need

19. San Diego - no need

20. Kansas City - no need

21. New England **** there is a need for a young rb but do they draft one in round 1?

22. Denver (from Washington) - no need (if they sign J Lewis)

23. Tampa Bay - no need

24. Cincinnati - no need

25. N.Y. Giants - no need

26. Chicago - no need

27. Carolina *** no need? maybe they will sneak one in as insurance for foster

28. Jacksonville *** none of their recent rb picks have been great, might not want Indy to get their hands on a potential franchise type rb.

29. Denver

30. Indianapolis *** Seems like they might be willing to go with Rhodes?

31. Seattle

32. Pittsburgh * minor need

How do you see the top 4-5 RBs going?

 
Bush -- Houston

Jamal Lewis will determine whether Denver/Baltimore takes one (Williams, White)

White or Williams -- New England, Jacksonville

Maroney or Addai -- Indianapolis

 
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I disagree with some of the no needs. While San Fran, Green Bay, and the Jets aren't likely candidates for round 1 because it's too early, I'd hardly consider any of these teams set at RB. They very well could be candidates to take a RB in the early 2nd.

It seems very likely that all 4 of these guys won't go in the early 1st like people were predicting, but it also seems likely that 5 RB's are gone by the early 2nd as well.

 
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I disagree with some of the no needs. While San Fran, Green Bay, and the Jets aren't likely candidates for round 1 because it's too early, I'd hardly consider any of these teams set at RB. They very well could be candidates to take a RB in the early 2nd.

It seems very likely that all 4 of these guys won't go in the early 1st like people were predicting, but it also seems likely that 5 RB's are gone by the early 2nd as well.
Green Bay has two starting RBs. They don't need a third.Jets still have Curtis Martin, and Cedric Houston/Derrick Blaylock are solid backups.

SF could use an upgrade if they don't see in Gore what some do.

Personally:

1) Reggie Bush - Houston

2) DeAngelo Williams - Atlanta

3) LenDale White - Minnesota (yes, after signing Chester Taylor)

4) Laurence Maroney - Denver (29)

5) Joseph Addai - NY Giants (rd 2)

 
1. Houston - Bush

2. New Orleans - no need

3. Tennessee - no need

4. N.Y. Jets - No need

5. Green Bay - too early for rb

6. San Francisco - too early for rb

7. Oakland - no need

8. Buffalo - no need

9. Detroit - no need

10. Arizona - no need

11. St. Louis - no need

12. Cleveland - no need

13. Baltimore De Angelo Williams

14. Philadelphia - Lendale White

15. Atlanta - no need???

16. Miami - no need

17. Minnesota - no need

18. Dallas - no need

19. San Diego - no need

20. Kansas City - no need

21. New England **** there is a need for a young rb but too early for Maroney

22. Denver (from Washington) - no need (if they sign J Lewis)

23. Tampa Bay - no need

24. Cincinnati - no need

25. N.Y. Giants - no need

26. Chicago - no need

27. Carolina no need?

28. Jacksonville ***

29. Denver

30. Indianapolis Maroney is good fit for that offense

31. Seattle

32. Pittsburgh * major need but too early , they know Parker is nt the answer.

Addai doesnt belong in the first round .Tennessee will grab him in the second .

 
People are going to be surprised how far the RBs drop. They almost always do....

Oh, Traders, Maroney is a HORRIBLE fit for the Colts. Hands of stone is not what Indy wants in a RB.

 
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MLB - This year GB has two potential starting RBs - but what about next? Green could re up or go elsewhere. Picking a rb prospect in the 2nd or 3rd is not a terrible stretch.

 
People are going to be surprised how far the RBs drop.  They almost always do....

Oh, Traders,  Maroney is a HORRIBLE fit for the Colts.  Hands of stone is not what Indy wants in a RB.
I agree. I think NFL teams realize that they can get good RBs late in the draft or thru FA.
 
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People are going to be surprised how far the RBs drop. They almost always do....

Oh, Traders, Maroney is a HORRIBLE fit for the Colts. Hands of stone is not what Indy wants in a RB.
I agree. I think NFL teams realize that they can get good RBs late in the draft or thru FA.
J Lewis signed by Balt... this is hard to believe, the money must of been very good. But Denver probably would of not paid a premium.Now that puts denver in a prime position to draft Maroney at #29

 
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Fized the Arizona error. I just woke up.

Not a whole lot.

Arizona is set at starter. They probably have enough confidence in Arrington as a backup. Believe they still have Shipp. Makes them unlikely to take a back in the first couple rounds.

Baltimore resigned Lewis but lost Taylor. So they are still in the market for a quality backup. While they dont need to spend a first round pick on one, a smaller faster back like Williams for a change of pace isnt completely out of the question.

Chester Taylor isnt a franchise back. Minnesota could replace him at any time and as early as this years draft. They are also lacking a bruising back. Wouldnt surprise me if neither Moe Williams, nor Onterrio Smith are resigned. Drafting White could very well be their plan.

Carolina looks committed to Foster. They already have a possible replacement for Davis and they have Goings. So it would surprise me if they spent their first pick on a back. It would be smart to bring in somebody though due to Foster's past inability to stay healthy. So starting in round 2, they could still be looking.

Ron Dayne is just another decent back who looks great in Denver. He's not a franchise player and hasnt even secured the starting job. Denver is always stealing backs who were given up on by other teams. They got Droughns and several others the same way. Yet they draft at least one more every year. In recent years they have been drafting them earlier. Any one of these years it could be round 1.

 
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1. Houston - Bush

2. New Orleans - no need

3. Tennessee - no need

4. N.Y. Jets - No need

5. Green Bay - too early for rb

6. San Francisco - too early for rb

7. Oakland - no need

8. Buffalo - no need

9. Detroit - no need

10. Arizona - no need

11. St. Louis - no need

12. Cleveland - no need

13. Baltimore De Angelo Williams  JLew & M. Anderson

14. Philadelphia - Lendale White  Westbrook & Moats will have them going a different direction in RD1

15. Atlanta - no need??? All depends on Dunn... a very good fit for De Angelo

16. Miami - no need

17. Minnesota - no need

18. Dallas - no need

19. San Diego - no need

20. Kansas City - no need

21. New England **** there is a need for a young rb but too early for Maroney

22. Denver (from Washington) - no need (if they sign J Lewis)  Will pick up an RB in RD 2 or 3..  Shanny won't go RB in the first, never has.

23. Tampa Bay - no need

24. Cincinnati - no need

25. N.Y. Giants - no need

26. Chicago - no need

27. Carolina  no need?

28. Jacksonville ***

29. Denver

30. Indianapolis Maroney is good fit for that offense  IMO - Odds are 10:1 IND trades out of the 1st.  They have too much $$$ tied up in QB/WR.  They'll trade out into the top of the 2nd to some team reaching for a falling player

31. Seattle

32. Pittsburgh * major need but too early , they know Parker is nt the answer.  Much like the Heath Miller pick last year, I can see Lendale White falling here.

Addai doesnt belong in the first round .Tennessee will grab him in the second .
Indy (#30) & Denver (#29) are going to be the prime targets for teams to trade into the 1st.
 
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Not a whole lot.

While Arizona is set at starter, Alexander is getting old. So they could begin grooming the future at any time. If they really had confidence in Arrington, they wouldnt have had to spend a fortune on Alexander.

Baltimore resigned Lewis but lost Taylor. So they are still in the market for a quality backup. While they dont need to spend a first round pick on one, a smaller faster back like Williams for a change of pace isnt completely out of the question.

Chester Taylor isnt a franchise back. Minnesota could replace him at any time and as early as this years draft. They are also lacking a bruising back. Wouldnt surprise me if neither Moe Williams, nor Onterrio Smith are resigned. Drafting White could very well be their plan.

Carolina looks committed to Foster. They already have a possible replacement for Davis and they have Goings. So it would surprise me if they spent their first pick on a back. It would be smart to bring in somebody though due to Foster's past inability to stay healthy. So starting in round 2, they could still be looking.

Ron Dayne is just another decent back who looks great in Denver. He's not a franchise player and hasnt even secured the starting job. Denver is always stealing backs who were given up on by other teams. They got Droughns and several others the same way. Yet they draft at least one more every year. In recent years they have been drafting them earlier. Any one of these years it could be round 1.
Arizona signed James not Alexander and they aren't going to spend a first rounder on a RB after locking up so much money in James and drafting JJ last year.Baltimore has signed Jamal Lewis and Mike Anderson.. the only way they go RB in round 1 is if they have one of them rated extremely high.

Chester Taylor got a nice chunk of change and Mewelde Moore is a very solid back

Carolina will be in the market depending on what they see in Eric Shelton, because they already know Foster is injury prone

Denver will be in the market, but Shannahan hasn't taken a first round RB ever I believe

 
People are going to be surprised how far the RBs drop. They almost always do....
This has been true in some recent drafts but not in the NFL's history. One of the reasons is that several quality starters were produced around the same time several years ago (Lewis, Jones, Alexander, Jordan, Rudi, ect). That took away from the demand for the top rookies. Then we we had some recent drafts without much top quality lowering the current number of quality young starters. Today, we have a lot of older starting RBs because of those two factors. The demand for quality rookie backs is climbing back up. As witnessed in last year's draft. Another reason for backs dropping in recent years is that we've had some deep first round quality of players at other positions in those drafts and a demand for other positions like CB and WR. RBs havent been the only players drafted seemingly low.

 
bush should be gone at #1 or soon after...

so i'm interested in where williams, white & maroney go...

two prime destinations, ARI & BAL appear to have been shut down (& probably a third in MIN)... teams like SF & CLE probably have other, more pressing needs...

philly is a possibility to get white as a complementary RB to westbrook... reid hasn't traditionally drafted RBs high... not sure, but i think westbrook, staley & c-buck were not picked BEFORE round three...

ATL makes sense with whispers that duckett is done there & dunn undersized & ancient for a RB... secondary help could be gotten later... deangelo williams would be great value here & a dangerous RB2 to RB1 vick... :)

MIN probably OK with taylor & mewelde moore? if childress is like his mentor reid, maybe he won't value RB in first round...

NE a possibility... but dillon can play for another few years if healthy... they may want to use first on a 3-4 OLB... certainly possible white or maroney could go here (they would be value & not cost nearly as much as high first round RBs), but imo they go in another direction...

i know DEN NEVER drafts RB in first... but never say never... there was rumor skeletor really likes a couple of prospective first round RBs... i think maroney with his patience, vision, instinctive cutting & nitrous-injection top-end speed could be a perfect fit there... if they like him, do they try & wait until second first rounder (#29) & chance having CAR & JAX snap him up?

good observation by BJ&U5 that IND & DEN could be prime spots to try & leapfrog if teams at top of second want to step up & grab a potential undervalued, franchise-type feature RB (like rams did with jackson... a late first move... & lions with KJ)...

there would be some sense in CAR with foster having season-ending surgery three of four seasons & shelton being untested & not overly impressing last year in his rookie season... its not like they payed foster SA or edge money... but lets suppose they don't...

JAX makes more sense with aging & possibly breaking down taylor... & it is unclear if greg jones has what it takes to be frontline RB... if williams (miraculously), white or maroney were to fall here, that might be tempting... del rio is old school & i think wants to run the ball more effectively...

that brings us to DEN's second pick... maroney could be possible here (imo he is with first 1st)...

than there is IND... seemingly no-brainer if one of four blue-chip prospects are there...

PIT could jump on a RB if one of top four slides that far...

& if one of top four CONTINUES in free fall mode into second, TEN & NYJ are right there at top of second... beyond that, probably a trade would be made for team in mid-late second to move up & secure one of this group...

with possibility of trade ups... i see one of four RBs at most falling out of first with at least three going in round one... if one does drop into second, he won't last long... he will go to titans, jets or in a trade...

 

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