three players on most overall player rankings are running backs. Arian Foster,
LeSean McCoy and Ray Rice are at the top of the heap. While owners will
continue to draft runners that may or may not be a reach, they should heed the
Do the opposite.
While Ryan Mathews, Chris Johnson, Maurice Jones-Drew will certainly go in the
top ten, don't be the guy that wastes your first round pick on Darren McFadden
or DeMarco Murray. Sure, you hate the fact that you are drafting towards the
end of the first round and missing out on an anchor in the backfield. Take one
of the top quarterback's on your draft board, then come back in your second
round and pick up a solid wide receiver. Even better, roll the dice and go back
to back stud receivers and worry about quarterback later.
Either way, your first two rounds should produce your top scoring players. Don't
feel the need to reach on a running back just because everyone else is. There will
be value at the position later.