Look at my situation. I got teh #2 pick in our draft. By the time I got to pick in the second round, I was looking at a few RB's. Edgerrin James, Thomas Jones, MJD, and Portis. Portis has the most upside of any of those guys, so I took him.
By the end of the 8th round, I had my starting QB (McNabb) 3 RB's (S-Jax, Portis, Ahman Green) and 3 WR's (Owens, R.Moss, H.Ward). So at the end of round 8, I can take a backup QB, another RB or WR, or get a TE even though they are a dime a dozen after Gates is gone. So why not take Betts? YOu know Steven Jackson's gonna be money in the bank and you know Portis is too as long as he's healthy. Betts just sets in stone that your'e gonna get production out of your RB's. For the cost of an 8th round pick, I don't think that's too much. WHo else am I gonna take? Jerricho Cotchery or L.J. SMith? Give me Betts please.
"90% of the game is half mental" - John Madden