awwchrist wrote:Well who else is left to draft asides from first round material?
You learn to get a feeling about a certain player, wether it's last season's performance, this year's potential, or what have you...calculate the risk of taking said player in whatever round you are planning to draft him, and then take your shot.
I'm not sure I answered your question. Sometimes it's just a lesser of evils even.
your points are well taken, but I don't see the point in valuing these rookie backs so high based on potentinal, considering in the past there really haven't been successful rookie backs. I did some more research and I guess we can say the following guys had good rookie seasons:
But other top backs like:
R Williams (I know he is retired)
Haven't faired too well in their rookie seasons. There seems to be a good amount who have done well, but I should have recorded what their rookie season was. But I bet if you took a look at the years, there is probably an average of 1.5 good rookie RBs a season. So maybe this year it's Kevin Jones and Stephen Jackson (once faulk can't make it to the 8th game).