He has the highest upside of any back in the draft -- he is arguably as talented a prospect as there has been since AP. And in an offense like AZ, he should have a considerable amount of red zone opportunities. And no, Hightower will not be the designated goal line back over Wells.
I will say this... I think there have been better years to have the 1.1 rookie pick. There are a lot of question marks with EVERY top rookie. Why wouldn't you go with the guy that gives you the greatest upside?
Darren McFadden, Jonathan Stewart, Rashard Mendenhall, Chris Johnson are all better prospects, and even Moreno is from this draft so that's a stretch...Beanie could end up better, but as far as a prospect he's down the totem pole...Had he come out in 2008 he probably doesn't even make the 1st round.
I agree with you though on the point of if you have the 1.01 why not take the high upside guy...I've always said Beanie has tremendous upside but that doesn't always get you where you wanna go in dynasties.
McFadden had tremendous upside too, but do you think those McFadden owners would gladly trade him straight up for Kevin Smith and Kevin Forte? So you really shouldn't put too much stock into potential, it obviously means alot but when there are alot of concerns to go with it you want to balance that out.