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Postby CC » Mon Dec 26, 2005 12:26 pm

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1. Tomlinson
2. Alexander
3. Larry Johnson (if Priest is done)
4. Edge
5. This one is tough, its probably between Barber and Rudi Johnson for me.
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Postby Bennett4prez » Mon Dec 26, 2005 12:39 pm

1. LT
2. SA
3. Edge
4. LJ
5. Rudi
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Postby bdrotoronto » Mon Dec 26, 2005 12:56 pm

I guess the real question is what comes after the top 5, since the top 4 seem more or less unanimous. My team just lost in the championship game this week, which means they automatically get the #11 pick in next year's draft!.. ouch :-o
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Postby Mercer Boy » Mon Dec 26, 2005 1:17 pm

It might depend on who the out of division opponents are for next year, but I would probably go Alexander, Tomlinson, Johnson w/ no Priest, James, and Barber. All of them should be high in total yardage and decent TD numbers. Without Jacobs in NY, Barber would rival James for 4th.

It will slightly stink to be outside the top 3, but there are very safe picks at 4 and 5 for those who are there if you ask me.
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Postby no1cowboysfan » Mon Dec 26, 2005 3:37 pm

The talk of anything other than LT being 1st overall is utter lunacy, MAYBE with the exception of SA being #1 (I always have a big strife when I comtemplate #1).

LJ has had one year, not even a full year, and his stellar o-line is getting old (we've already discussed Willie's retirement).

year in, year out, LT is the champ. he consistantly racks up yards both in rushing and receiving, and while his TDs are generally lighter than SA and LJ, he still is consistantly number 1. I'll take him on past dominance, or maybe SA on HIS past dominance (he's proven to be a top fantasy RB now for a few years).

I'm not saying LJ will flop... far, far from it. But what if, in his second full-time year, he flops? You waste a #1 overall pick? No way do I risk that much firs overall. Let us remember the poor souls who drafted Willis McGahee and Julius Jones (though I'm hoping he'll pick back up) high last year, based on half of a season's stats.

1/2 - LT, SA (interchangable)
3 - LJ
4 - Edge
5 - who knows? there were so many injuries and bad situations last year. I might even consider going for the (completely) forgotten Deuce McAllister, though I'd likely nab him later.

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Postby The Great Gambini » Mon Dec 26, 2005 3:52 pm

If SA were to leave Seattle, where would you rank Maurice Morris if he were to be a full-time starter? Top 15?

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Postby octagon999 » Tue Dec 27, 2005 12:31 am

If I had to pick now, my draft would look something like this:

1. SA (assuming he is happy in Seattle, otherwise #2)
2. LT (see above note)
3. LJ
4. Edge
5. Tiki
6. Lamont Jordan

After that, I would have to seriously consider breaking from my RB in the first round rule and consider other positions (in a ten team draft) instead.

7. Steve Smith
8. Chad Johnson
9. Holt
10. Harrison

And in the second round, I'd look at either one of those receivers or Carson Palmer. I don't see his production dropping, but actually improving. Whaddya think?
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Postby PACKman1144 » Tue Dec 27, 2005 10:23 am

All I Know is that I want to be #3 overall next year. I'll leave the tough desision making up to others and take LT/LJ/SA, whoever falls to 3. Then I will get a better pick the next time around in the second round, with a first round player of just about the same caliber as 1.1 and 1.2.
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Postby moochman » Tue Dec 27, 2005 10:31 am





The order of the first three depend on what happens with SA's contract, LT's QB, and LJ's back-up(Priest). Should be the top three in most leagues.
It's funny to look at all that has happened this year and realize how much of a fall off there seems to be after the top 3-5 RBs. A lot of questions out there.

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Postby mikus » Tue Dec 27, 2005 11:18 am

1. LT -- I still think this guy has the best chance at continuing excellence, as he is younger than the others (save LJ). The problem I noticed, as an LT owner, is that the Chargers do not use him fully anymore -- I wish they threw him the ball more, he can make some amazing plays out of the backfield (see Ty Law).

2. SA -- A lock for No. 2, especially if he stays in Seattle. Alexander, who gets used rarely in the passing game, still leads the league in rushing yards and rushing touchdowns to more than make up for that deficiency.

3. LJ -- A rising star. Became the No. 3 fantasy runningback, despite only playing half the season as a starter. In a keeper league, I think this guy could make a run at No. 1. But I have questions about him and his team: how long will his O-line continue to play this well (they are aging)? how long will Trent Green continue to be a decent quarterback, one to keep defenses at bay? how long will Dick Vermeil be the coach? Anybody else see the scenario of Dick retiring and the Chiefs hiring Mike Martz? That would kill LJ.

4. Edge -- the next best thing at runningback. Edge is a solid performer on a good team. Things should not change too much on this offense next year, save the loss of Reggie Wayne. I think this team is getting better each year, and Edge will have a number of productive years ahead of him.

5. Tiki Barber -- every year, I hear people saying "he won't do that again." but he keeps on amazing me. i know when next year rolls around, I will be saying the same thing. But I think whoever does take him will be taking a solid RB, someone very close in production to Edgerrin James, if not better than Edge this year. He's a good player. However, will Eli's continuing progression be a hindrance to Tiki next year? I don't want to see the Giants turn into a pass-happy offense, otherwise Tiki loses some value.

Others in the top-12:
Lamont Jordan
Chad Johnson
Peyton Manning
Carson Palmer
Steve Smith
Rudi Johnson
Steven Jackson
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