Kensat30 wrote:Ray Rice shot up my draftboard after watching him in the first preseason game. I think he has what it takes to hold off McGahee and retain the RB1a role to McGahee's RB1b. I had read some reports that Ray Rice worked his body differently in the offseason to get it ready for the load he would receive, but I never expected to see him looking like he did in that first game. The guy looks like a legit prototypical RB now, he was breaking some tackles out there, and he still retained his great moves and most of his speed.
I think the guy is actually worth the 5th and 6th round draft spot now and McGahee is a lot more appropriately valued in the 8th-10th. Both of these guys are solid picks where they are going IMO. Flacco is much better than advertised and combined with that defense there could be a lot of opportunities for production in that backfield. Great schedule as well.
Damn I missed that game. I've only seen last year, where Rice seemed pretty weak, and McGahee (when heathy) beastlike.