mig28 wrote:Free Bagel wrote:
When was the last time you saw a team draft a RB "in case our RB gets hurt" in the FIRST ROUND? Especially when it's for 2 years from now...
Umm, Larry Johnson?
Yes, but in that instance you had a RB who was hitting 30, so he doesn't have many years left (Westbrook is only 2 years into the league). Priest was coming off a hip injury, and no one knew if he'd make it back to form. Westbrook has durability questions, but no injuries that look to hamper his running abilities. So, drafting Larry Johnson was planning for 1-3 years down the road. The Eagles going for Jackson would be not trusting Westbrook to last a full season, which considering that he hasn't had the feature role yet is an unfair and hasty decision.