Every year I pick a new runningback that I just have a gut feeling about. You know the one. He is probably going to go in the late first-early second of my 14 man league, but he just seems to have a few negatives that hold him back. Through out the course of the following year, he proves those negatives incorrect and he has a monster year.
I like to pick players that define teams. Last year with the 2nd pick in the 2nd round I had that gut feeling, it was Jamal Lewis. When you think of the Baltimore offense, its Jamal Lewis.
This year, its Kevin Barlow. Maybe Tim Rattay will be just average enough to keep the chains moving. Maybe the WR core, while depleted of a superstar, won't overall be horrible. Maybe the line is a little better than people think, I mean KB has averaged 4.7 ypc over the last 3 years, that is pretty good. And he has averaged 9.72 ypr over that same time frame, that is better than anyone else you are going to find this year.
Does anyone want to chime in? I am just trying to convince myself to take him at the 11 as the 10th RB.