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2016 NFL Draft (April 28-April 30, 2016)

Discussion in 'Professional Football' started by LordJeffBuck, Feb 11, 2016.

  1. jwinslow

    jwinslow A MAN OF BETRAYED JUSTICE Staff Member Tourney Pick'em Champ

    we know
    We also know the giant differences between those two.
  2. Hstead

    Hstead Senior

    I can provide a hundred links to articles to support the fact that the running back position is not drafted as high as it used to be in the past. Teams use their early picks on players that are going to have longer careers in the league than the running back averages. There are literally scores of articles about it all over the web the past few years.

    But of course you two know much more than the GMs that are getting paid to build NFL rosters.

    How many RBs went in the first round in 2014? 0
    How many RBs went in the first round in 2013? 0

    But go ahead and argue away that the RB is a hot commodity in the NFL. Knock yourself out. We will ignore Free Agent contracts of RBs compared to other positions, running back by committee for many teams, or average salaries per position.
  3. jwinslow

    jwinslow A MAN OF BETRAYED JUSTICE Staff Member Tourney Pick'em Champ

    was there something confusing about "we know"? Or are you just enjoying arguing with yourself, given that we don't disagree with that ?

    Would you mind if I link the countless articles from this year talking about how little the NFL values the other tailbacks (due to the trend and positional value) but the overwhelming adoration of zeke ? Or are we skipping those because of your end goal?
    which means your opinion is equally worthless, if we're trusting the coaches as a way to completely dismiss poster commentary.
    boy, I wonder why you skipped last year? It couldn't be the two backs taken, could it? Or the guy taken in the top 10 with a bad injury ?
    You sure do adore arguing with yourself and strawmen. Not once did I argue that yet you race to set up armies of those strawmen and then dance triumphantly when they fall down as intended. Congrats.
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  4. kujirakira

    kujirakira Senior

    You're not wrong. But the elite guys still go high... or, rather, mid-1st round ish. and Eze is firmly in that elite tier. My guess w/o looking at teams would be closer to 15 ?
  5. jwinslow

    jwinslow A MAN OF BETRAYED JUSTICE Staff Member Tourney Pick'em Champ

    Yup, with a longshot of going a bit higher to the right team. The guys who slid in 2014 were two down bruisers without the upside and versatility of Zeke. Henry is like those two and projected accordingly. Zeke is much closer to Gurley, who most view as a shrewd pick looking back.
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  6. BayBuck

    BayBuck Buckeyes are best

    When the Worldwide Leader's guy mocks a draftee at #10, getting him in the 20s is indeed a steal. We're not talking about Bishop Sankey or Giovanni Bernard here, this is Ezekiel Elliott, a unique and probably elite RB prospect.
  7. Crump's brother

    Crump's brother Moxahala Park Carnie/ Rehoboth Strangler

    And he can protect your franchise QB. That's why I can see the best teams moving up to get him.
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  8. Hstead

    Hstead Senior

    The Browns thought the same about Richardson, but of course that is the Browns lol.

    My point is I will not be surprised at all if Zeke goes in the bottom half of the 1st because lately it just hasn't paid much to be a RB in the draft when all of these teams are paying them less and picking up Free Agents for a dime a dozen.
  9. jwinslow

    jwinslow A MAN OF BETRAYED JUSTICE Staff Member Tourney Pick'em Champ

    another very bad comparison to Zeke.
    is it possible he goes in the high teens instead of 12-15? Obviously, though it's not a common prediction. Could he go very late in the first ? I suppose but that would be shocking. And great franchises will be laughing when they get him instead of the teams that need him.

    Backs are very expendable and have limited shelf lives. But as Gurley showed, if you are an elite back you still have major value to the right team.
  10. jwinslow

    jwinslow A MAN OF BETRAYED JUSTICE Staff Member Tourney Pick'em Champ
  11. jwinslow

    jwinslow A MAN OF BETRAYED JUSTICE Staff Member Tourney Pick'em Champ

  12. MaxBuck

    MaxBuck SoCal, Baby!

    I can't think of a running back in any recent draft that brought such a diverse skill set to the table as Zeke does. As @Crump's brother points out, he'll help protect the QB, he'll be a great decoy when necessary, and he'll be a serious weapon as a receiver.

    And we haven't even gotten to what he's really a killer at.

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  13. Smudger

    Smudger #ImYourHuckleberry Staff Member BP Recruiting Team 2x BP FBB Champ '14 NFL Pick'em Champ Former FF The Deuce Champ Former Hockey Champ Former FF Keeper Champ ‘18 Premier League Champ

  14. Dryden

    Dryden Sober as Sarkisian Staff Member Tech Admin

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  15. BuckeyeNation27

    BuckeyeNation27 Goal Goal USA! Staff Member

    God. Not the Eagles. Please not the Eagles.
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