KingGhidra wrote:That would mean 19-24 RBs better than him.
Off the top of my head.
15. S. Davis
16. Barber? (I'm really reaching here)
Okay after this, you don't have much as far as young stud talent, or every down starters. You have a bunch of "gut feeling" types: Thomas Jones, Shipp, Rudi, Dillon, Westbrook, A-Train or an assortment of average RBBC or aging vets.Canacuna dances in thongs to R. Kelly
I'd venture to say Bennett is more talented than the last 6 RBs I just mentioned. Even if you add in 2 breakout rookies that we don't know about yet, that would push Bennett down to 19 at most (the edge of your prediction).
19th overall = #2 RB, which is where I see him; middle of the road #2 and I'd be glad to have him as my #2. I think he's good enough to sneak into the top 15, which would make him one of the best #2s in the league. Should be interesting to see how it plays out.
Good list....I would add, ahead of Bennet:
Martin - I think he's got one more year in him, with Pennington back should take some of the pressure off him.....his TD total this year was an arbitration, yardage total was decent this year
Those darn "arbitrations".
I'd say it's about reflective of where he is. Jordan gets the goal line calls. I really couldn't see him with more than 5 or 6 TDs. Martin & Bennett both have goal line specialists leeching them. Bennett has more breakaway speed = long TD or three = better than Martin (however, I'm back on the Martin isn't dead bandwagon since he looked really good at the end of the year. Only benefit of living in Jersey really (football wise).
Rudi - Depends on the Dillon situation, but had some amazing games.....might finish about the same as Bennet, but more upside
Dillon - Depends on if he gets out of Cinci and where he ends up, as I recall you were a bit more optimistic on him the last time we argued
About the same level as Bennet:
Shipp - Assuming Emmit will sit down and shut up
A-Train - At least he won't be in an RBBC
Westbrook - RBBC, feel almost identical about him as I do Bennet
Staley - Depends on where he ends up and the situation
Pittman - a bit of a stretch here.....So yeah, 20-25 seems about right.....
The point I was trying to make is.. Right now, all of those guys have question marks around them. None of them are really "studly" right now (except maybe Westbrook). When you have a logjam like that, it's just personal preference etc and I'd prefer Bennett over all(most) those guys (right now).
A-Train-He just may be in a RBBC in '04. Chicago was interested in acquiring in Staley before the season and I've heard they are still interested in him now. I've also heard rumors they are interested in drafting a RB with their top draft pick.
Westbrook-best of this bunch that's for sure.
Staley-He should perform, but Reid seems to have a really good knack of letting guys go at the end of their rope.
Pittman-Can't get many yards in prison.
Rudi SHOULD be good, but we are basing him off of basically 2-3 games this year. Even William Green did more in 2002. Even if he does better, I'd hope that general consensus has him rated lower than Bennett since he has less of a track record.
Dillon... aging, may have seen better days. Best track record of everyone listed, most wear and tear on the body as well.
One last thing. It's a little anecdote type thing I like to tell myself every now and again (and no it's not "you ARE a special boy!") to keep myself level headed when evaluating players. "More or trendous upside means they are nothing but downside right now."