I wouldn't take him until the 4th round. Mcgahee freefalled down my draft board when he got the surgery.
We're talking about a guy that had major reconstructive surgery in the past. He goes in for a new surgery on the same knee on the eve of the season opener. There is virtually 0 chance that he is 100% to start the season. Who knows how the knee with recover and/or hold up throughout the season. And then there is a Ray Rice. A guy that is perfectly capable of bringing the same things to the table that Mcgahee is.
I'm not gonna go out on the limb so far as calling it a RBBC in Baltimore, but it could easily turn into that. I'm not saying that Ray Rice could be starting in week 1 and during the season, but it could turn into that.
I am drafting RAY RICE and not Willis Mcgahee this year.
If you are thinking about drafting him at 15 overall still even with the injury/surgery I personally think you are insane to take that kind risk. It's not like Mcgahee is a stud anyways, the guy is just a formerly solid RB2. Take a look at what you are gambling on.
4th round....thats a lil unrealistic/crazy. McGahee is still a 2nd rounder (10 team league) prob about picks 14-18 id say. The fact that Cam Cameron is calling plays in Baltimore now is worth something too. There is def some risk in taking Mcgahee in the 2nd but i think he is gonna be a work horse this year. *** i just realized how out of date my sig is, someone leave me a msg if they can make me a new one.
I wouldn't touch him in the first two rounds. If he was still there in the third or beyond, and I still needed a #2/#3 RB, then maybe. BUT...I'd be looking to handcuff him to Rice before the middle rounds of the draft. And, I wouldn't be at all surprised to see someone else reach for Rice to prevent me from doing just that.