Originally Posted by Lestat
DeAngelo Williams started as a rookie.
Williams started 2 games his rookie year and 0 his 2nd pro season.
Jonathan Stewart started 0 his rookie year and 3 his 2nd year.
Both those guys were taken in the 1st, and Carolilna had ok to good options at RB at the time (Foster & then Williams) so it's not completely analogous to this year's Denver team. I actually think Ball's PT depends on his ability as a pass blocker because Denver doesn't have the most optimal RB situation outside of him.