skibrett15 wrote:number 4 in the draft?? The thing about barber was that he was 25 and too old already to be a rookie. I think that may actually help him get into the swing of things quicker. He's probably older than JJ which is funny. Many people had fason/arrington higher than barber. Even Brandon Jacobs, I think.
I meant that I personally had Barber as the #4 most talented RB in the draft all other factors aside. I know that wasn't the consensus and he actually got drafted on day two as something like the RB#10.. But the point that I was trying to make was that draft status is irrelevant now that the season is under way and you don;t necessarily have to be a high draft pick to have the tools to succeed.
Everyone sees Julius as this workhorse stud RB, Parcell's guy, etc. etc. But I see a guy has never stayed healthy thus far in his career, who basically had the job handed to him last season because of the poor competition, and who isn't as talented as his fantasy stats make him appear to be...
I'm not saying that this guy isn't a solid NFL RB. But I wouldn't classify him as an untouchable stud, and I'm not sure I ever will. The longer he's out, the more likely he loses touches and/or the job to Barber IMO.