SB Nation’s War Room gives some great advice: “Never bet against Adrian Peterson.” Also, “BBQ and Andy Reid are a match made in heaven.”
I can’t say I agree with the Doug Martin hate. I’m a full believer in that department, and I love him even more when you look at the schedule he faces in 2013. But Matt Ufford and Nick Stevens do put a nice spin on LeSean McCoy’s chances to be a top back.
The first round running back options really get more heat than they deserve here, in my opinion, with Ray Rice, C.J. Spiller, and Alfred Morris getting red flags. While I’m not as high as some on Rice, I’m still in agreement that Spiller and Rice are early to mid first round talents. Morris, like Trent Richardson, isn’t a bad way to finish off the first round.
But as I said before, I don’t like the idea of passing on a running back and drafting Calvin Johnson in the first. I’d take a running back in the first and consider it gravy if you catch a David Wilson or Reggie Bush as your RB2 or as a flex player.
I’m okay with jumping on Calvin Johnson, Aaron Rodgers, or Drew Brees if you’re on the turn at the end of the first round (Picks 9-12 in a 12-team league), but you have to secure a top RB in the second if you make that move. The upside will be with teams who draft RB-RB in the first two rounds and catch Peyton Manning, Tom Brady, or Cam Newton in the third.
Nick Stevens pretzel comparison for The Law Firm might be the best thing I’ve heard all offseason. And is it just me or does Matt Ufford love him some Chip Kelly offense?