I know that they play in different sports (obviously
) but both of them were really looked over in drafts based on the fact that they both went to different, and supposably worse, "environments". I don't know how many of you go over to the baseball forums, but just about everyone was down on Soriano for plenty of reasons, like...
1. That his average was on the decline
2. He plays in an extreme pitchers park,
3. He's going to a worse team
4. No lineup protection, etc.
Now everyone has the "same" reasons to be down on James...
1. He is going to a worse team
2. His offensive line is worse
3. He's getting a bit up there in age, but I don't think 29 is too bad (just turned 29 Aug. 1st)
The people who let Soriano fall to the 2nd round solely on the fact that he had switched teams are kicking themselves for doing so. Could the same be in store for James??
Reasons to be high on James:
1. He plays in a dynamic offense
2. He is a very good recieving running back, and should see more touches that way
3. The offense will be on the field more cause of a bad defense, so he should see a ton of carries
4. Last year the Cardinals only had 2 rushing TD's because they didn't have anyone to take the goaline carries, they now have a big, strong RB in James that can do that