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Postby jm » Tue May 04, 2004 3:36 pm

This will be my second your drafting. I am in a 8 team Yahoo scoring league. I finished 5th last season (missed the playoffs by 6 points) :-t

WE START:

2RB
2WR
1QB
1TE
1K

I get to choose first what spot I want to draft at. I was thinking first, and taking Priest Holmes. Any thoughts or suggestions on where I should pick and why would be appriciated.

Thanks.
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Postby VHawk15 » Tue May 04, 2004 3:43 pm

I would suggest 4th or 7th. At 4th, you get to choose one of the top tier guys: Priest Holmes, LaDainian Tomlinson, Ahman Green, or Clinton Portis. At the 7 spot, you're able to choose one of the second tier guys (Shaun Alexander, Jamal Lewis, Deuce McAllister) and then you can pick a solid #2 RB with the 14th pick.
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Postby 34=Sweetness » Tue May 04, 2004 3:43 pm

Choose 3rd or 4th. Youll have a great early pick, and and good pick every round. If you take the 4th, you get the same spot everyround and get a good pick everytime. Right now in my 12 team mock draft (swing over to classifieds to watch my updates-thread name 12 team 15 round mock signup) I ended up with 2nd pick, and that 11th pick hurts usually, but I ended up with Tomlinson and Manning so far ;-D . Usually you dont expect that however. I like a middle pick more than an early pick if your draft snakes, and I may even consider taking Tomlinson over holmes anyways. Holmes is approaching that dreaded age of 30 :-[ .
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Postby football genius » Tue May 04, 2004 4:02 pm

If it's a non keeper I'd take the 4th pick because as was already said you get one of the big 4 RB's and a good pick every round.
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Postby NittanyLions » Tue May 04, 2004 4:39 pm

I would god fourth, I had the same contraversy. And now sweetness he would still change draft positions, only if he were # 5 in a 9 person league would he not change ;-) And you are guaranteed and Ahman/Portis, then the #12 player, which is the spot for a pretty good #2 back. I would also suggest #7 as stated above, you get a stud RB then another top 10 back next round. I like 4th for the later rounds since you dont picka quick two and go out for awhile
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Postby terpfan » Tue May 04, 2004 8:54 pm

ive been saying #4 all along... seems u people are starting to come along. ;-)
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Postby jm » Wed May 05, 2004 8:13 am

Thanks for your suggestions, it looks like I'll take the spot!

Just to clarify, I should go for 2RB's with my first 2 picks, right? If I have a shot at R. Moss or Culpepper with my 2nd pick
(13th over-all) should I take one of those two instead of a second back.

Thanks again!
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Postby jm » Wed May 05, 2004 8:15 am

Oops, I meant to say It looks like I'll take the 4th spot. :-o
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Postby Cornbread Maxwell » Wed May 05, 2004 8:35 am

Great question about going RB-RB or RB-WR.

In the same mock 34=sweetness is in, I do have the 4th pick.
Rd 1 - A. Green
Rd 2 - T. Owen 8-o

Why did TO fall all the way back? A couple reasons - but a lot of it had to do with guys desperate to fill that 2nd RB slot in a RB-RB strategy. The 2nd Rd went: F. Taylor, Holt, S. Davis, CPepp, Barlow, D. Davis, Dillon, R. Johnson, TO, Vick, Manning, McNair.

To me, I probably wont draft half of those RBs in the 2nd rd. I guess if a RB you are really big on falls into your lap in the 2nd rd, fine, but I will be looking for the elite WR or QB to fall into the mid to late 2nd rd if I have a pick in the top half of the first rd.
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Postby aussieboy » Wed May 05, 2004 8:35 am

Personally in an 8 team league i would take the 2nd pick and get one of the top 2 RB, but it seems you've already made your choice and gone with the 4th. With respect to who you should take with your second pick i find it is very difficult, not to mention harmful to give straight up advice on exactly who to take when. The best possible advice i could give would be to assess who is on the board when it's your turn and then make a choice. No point in me advising you to take Culpepper in the second round if there is still a stud RB on the board for some perculiar reason. But if it's straight up advice you want, then sure getting a top tier RB and then going for the top tier WR in the second is going to do you no harm at all.
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