every single other year before this one i liked to be around 4th or 5th... there always seemed to be tiers of 4.
Also for the same reasons Davidmarver just listed (when you pick back to back 20-24 players have dissapeared by the time you pick again)
last year the teir was 4: Holmes, LT, Green, and Edge i believe. i figure at 4 you dont have to make a decision. you get whos left in that tier and at 5 you have generally a decent chance that 1 of those guys will slip..... after that there was another tier of about 6-8 RBs making picks 6-12 virtually the same (might as well have 12).
This year though there are 3 tiers... and LT is all alone at the top of his tier. Holmes, Alexander on the next, and Edge, Dillon, Green, Deuce, DD, Rudi, Lewis round out the next tier.....
LT just seems like too good of value that youd want the #1 pick to take him