Lots of things to respond to-
1- While he hasn't blown the doors off, Grant has been consistent
and doesn't demand the ball in pass-heavy offense.
2- Starks isn't "injury-prone". One devastating injury
knocked him out for his senior season and led him to be PUP for the 1st 6 weeks of his NFL season. It's not like he's in and out of lineups.
3- Considering they drafted Starks in the 6th and didn't IR him in 2010 but instead kept him on the PUP, cut Al Harris (a local favorite) to make room for Starks and has drawn comparisons to Adrian Peterson from his position coach, I can't see them drafting a RB.
4- Starks does run high, but that's something that can be corrected. And Peterson runs too hard, creating the chance for a fumble.
5- BJax is virtually a lock to be with another team.
6- Grant is a FA. He's due 3.5 mill for 2011. The trick, Rotoworld notes
, is that "Grant is slated to receive a $1.75 million roster bonus on the 15th day of the new league year, a $250,000 workout bonus, and another $250,000 roster bonus in the 2011 offseason." So, if they cut him, it'd likely be before the 15th day of the new year. If he makes it pass that point, he should be with the team for the rest of the season.
tom22406 wrote:I feel that in this system he could be a top 10 RB with his skill set.They haven't really used him much in the passing game and that was one of his strengths at UB.His vlocking needs work which is why he is not trusted on 3rd down but with some coaching and hard work he could also help in that role.
7- His receiving skills at UB are good, but he lacks in a number of areas in terms of blocking.
8- Nance is someone to consider in GB's backfield, but he's a slow-ish power back with injury issues.
9- Starks' breakout in the playoffs wasn't on the scale of Greene's in 2009-2010, but I can imagine it will lead some to rank him high enough not to be considered a sleeper.