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|09-03-2005, 07:36 AM||#1|
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Picking 5th in my CBS Draft.......Priest?
I'm glad that its a relatively high pick, but its still kind of a no man's land. I'll definitely take a running back and it wouldn't be surprising to see anybody, except LT, available at that spot.
I guess its possible Peyton Manning could slip to five. I would reluctantly grab him I guess. I'm not one to build from the quarterback out, but he seems like good value at five and his trade value will always be high.
Realistically, I guess Shaun Alexander is the top player with a realistic chance of slipping to me at five. I will leave nothing but blackened earth in my wake if they allow me Shaun Alexander at five.
Here's where it could get sticky. I'm hoping someone in the first four picks takes the Priest Holmes decision out of my hands. If he stays healthy all year, he outscores everyone, including LaDanian. Of course, only the most deluded Chopper fan believes he'll stay healthy all year. Now, you can always handcuff Priest to Larry Johnson for insurance, but then you run the risk of some owner in your league snatching him out from under you. I don't particularly want one Chief on my team anyway, let alone two, and LJ is an a-hole.
Okay, assuming the first four picks went to form, I'm on the clock now. I think my decision comes down to Edgerrin James or Willis McGahee. Corey Dillon would need another career year to justify selecting here and I don't think anybody else is even worth discussing, although I'm open to persuasion.
I think Edge and McGahee both have their positives.
Edge is in a contract year and he's racked up more than one season with 2000+ all purpose yards. He's part of an explosive offense. His backups are solid enough to spell him if necessary, but no threat to bleed away reps.
McGahee just blew up once they put him in the lineup. In 11 starts, he had seven 100 yard games and 13 touchdowns. Extrapolate those numbers and you have a Fantasy God. Buffalo is totally commited to him being The Man this year. He wasn't even completely recovered from his knee injury to start last season, so its possible he might even regain a bit of the explosiveness he showed in college.
Not many negatives for either player.
Edge is in an offense where Peyton is King. He only had nine TDs last year. He probably could have had 15-20 if Manning wasn't stat padding like a fiend.
McGahee's less proven and he does have the catastrophic injury in his past. He also has green as grass Spicoli Losman under center, so he may see some eight man fronts, something Edge will only see on third and inches.
I think Edge is the safer pick, but McGahee has the better upside. Right now, I'm leaning towards Willis. If Holmes is on the board, it gets stickier. Stupid Chiefs.
Last edited by -Slap-; 09-03-2005 at 07:41 AM..
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