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Old 03-15-2013, 08:28 AM   #61
TonyR
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I'm surprised at all the support for using a #1 at the RB position. Haven't we learned, over and over again, that RB's have a relatively short shelf life and can be found later in the draft?

Here's a list of the RB's taken in round 1 over the last several years. You decide how many were worth it. Some great players to be sure, but also plenty of cautionary tales. And note that both of this past Super Bowl's teams didn't have 1st round RBs.

2012
Trent Richardson
Doug Martin
David Wilson

2011
Mark Ingram

2010
C.J. Spiller
Ryan Mathews
Jahvid Best

2009
Knowshon Moreno
Donald Brown
Chris Wells

2008
Darren McFadden
Jonathan Stewart
Felix Jones
Rashard Mendenhall
Chris Johnson

2007
Adrian Peterson
Marshawn Lynch

2006
Reggie Bush
Laurence Maroney
DeAngelo Williams
Joseph Addai

2005
Ronnie Brown
Cedric Benson
Cadillac Williams

2004
Steven Jackson
Chris Perry
Kevin Jones


Now think of the current guys who weren't taken in the 1st
Alfred Morris
Jamaal Charles
Arian Foster
Stevan Ridley
Frank Gore
Ray Rice
Matt Forte
LeSean McCoy
etc.
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