I'm not betting against Portis. Coming out of highschool his hometown recruiter (Steve Spurrier) said he would never play division I ball at running back, and his future was at defensive back. He proved him wrong by going to Miami and winning a national championship.
He goes pro and the knock is that he is too small to be a feature back. Slips to the second round. He puts up over 3000 yards and 30 TDs in his first two years.
What is the current knock on him? It is all Denver's system? This guy has been proving critics wrong long before he ever donned a Bronco uniform, and I am not about to bet against him now. He is arguably the most explosive back in the league and plays with a big chip on his shoulder. IMO, top five back.
Vengeance is mine.