Posted on: August 1, 2008 3:52 pm

The latest on Brandon Marshall

Through an e-mail exchange with NFL Vice President of Public Relations Greg Aiello Friday, has learned that the NFL will not take action this week on Broncos WR Brandon Marshall's violations this offseason of the personal conduct policy.

Aiello wrote "expect something soon, perhaps next week."

Marshall has had a laundry list of off-the-field issues this offseason, including DUI and domestic violence charges. That's in addition to Marshall seriously injuring his right arm in a horseplay accident in late March.

Marshall is working at training camp to get into football shape and has passed muster with his coaches. "He hasn't skipped a beat," head coach Mike Shanahan said earlier this offseason.
Posted on: July 30, 2008 1:44 pm

Our latest rankings changes

Here's a look at the changes to our positional and top 200 rankings. Please comment below if you agree or disagree with them.


Only noticeable move is Rex Grossman jumping up to 27th, ahead of Brodie Croyle and the rest of the garbage No. 3 Fantasy QBs. I am sure this rattles your world. Grossman moved up because of a bump in projections for Devin Hester (more on that in a bit).


Between LaMont Jordan signing with the Patriots and the Seahawks being coy about how and when they'll use their running backs, we had a shakeup among the 16th and 19th overall running backs. Brandon Jacobs moves up by default, and could rise some more since it looks like he'll play out his contract this year, a move that should motivate him to play big often. Laurence Maroney is next, and with Jordan signing it's pretty clear that he's not going to be the only useful running back in New England. Starter? Of course. 15 touches per week? You never know with the Pats, but if any RB is going to get 'em, it's Maroney. Goal-line work? I think Jordan can lay claim to that now, at least until it starts snowing, and even then ...

Julius Jones falls in next. He should still be a nice total yardage producer but the touchdowns will be iffy. I'd like to see him outshine Maurice Morris this preseason, and I'm sure the coaches in Seattle hope for it too. Makes their decision on who to play easier. Rudi Johnson rounds out this foursome, though we're developing some ideas for what he might be able to rebound to after being hurt last year.

The next significant movement was sliding Deuce McAllister out of the Top 40. OK fine, he had his knee drained and a negative MRI, but it's pretty obvious that he'll be an injury risk all season long. Healthier alternatives for RBs capable of 800 yards and 5-to-7 TDs will go before him. Aaron Stecker and Pierre Thomas also enjoyed positive movements in these rankings.

Lorenzo Booker also made the Top 50. News out of Philadelphia suggests that he's fitting in exceptionally well with the Eagles' offense and could see playing time with Brian Westbrook. If that happens, that could mean another 100-200 yards to Donovan McNabb's bottom line since he'll just throw dumpoffs to him and Westy all day. I like Booker as a solid late pick in drafts.

Kevin Jones is sliding and could slide off the list depending on what his status is come the end of the preseason. More and more, it's looking like Chicago signed him to boost the running game after Week 6, when he can come off the PUP list. Jones tore his ACL late last year and is still in the process of rehabbing it.

Other tiny moves: Matt Forte ahead of Fred Taylor, and Chris Johnson ahead of Jerious Norwood. We're going to end the preseason with Johnson as the trendiest mid-round sleeper pick thanks to his unrivaled speed and tremendous versatility. He might end up playing three downs for the Titans and being a boon for Vince Young.


Isaac Bruce and Arnaz Battle are up while Bryant Johnson is down, this after learning that Johnson is still taking second-team reps. The Niners may opt to lead with a three-WR set in 2008, which would mean plenty of playing time for Johnson, but the fact that he can't unseat Bruce or Battle makes us hesitate on him.

Devin Hester's new $30 million deal suggests that the Bears are going to plug him in at wide receiver for much of the season. I'm not sure if he can hold up to the physical nature of the position, much less the nuances and playbook recall required for the position, but his offensive stats should be much improved from last year. He'll be drafted in most leagues late.
Category: NFL
Posted on: July 25, 2008 9:33 am

Sophomore slump for Adrian Peterson?

Thought I'd pop open the ol' Inbox this morning and see if we had any interesting emails. Indeed we did.

From Ken Z.: Dave, In years past, several FF analysts have mentioned the sophomore slump of several RBs. Adrian Peterson is in his second year, yet I have not heard anyone mention a possible down year for him. Does everyone think AD is simply just that good and he won't have a down year? I think AD is going to be the biggest first round bust. Thoughts?

I did a lot of research this offseason, but one item I didn't get to was this one. Let's take a look at the running backs who were Rookies of the Year and how they did in their second season (keeping in mind that their first season was obviously amazing, otherwise they wouldn't have won the award):

1993 ROY: Jerome Bettis
1994 season: 1,025 on 319 carries (3.2 avg.) with 3 TDs; 293 receiving yards and a receiving TD, a slight improvement over his rookie year.
Sophomore Slump? Yes.

1994 ROY: Marshall Faulk
1995 season: 1,078 yards on 289 carries (3.7 avg.) with 11 TDs; 475 receiving yards and 3 receiving TDs much improved from rookie season
Sophomore Slump? Nope.

1995 ROY: Curtis Martin
1996 season: 1,152 yards on 316 carries (3.6 avg.) with 14 TDs; 333 receiving yards and 3 receiving TDs, also an improvement
Sophomore Slump? Nope.

1996 ROY: Eddie George
1997 season: 1,399 yards on 357 carries (3.9 avg.) with 6 TDs; only 44 receiving yards, but with a touchdown
Sophomore Slump? It's borderline, but statistically speaking, yes.

1997 ROY: Warrick Dunn
1998 season: 1,026 yards on 245 carries (4.2 avg.) with 2 TDs; 344 yards receiving but with no touchdowns
Sophomore Slump? Yes, but again that's statistically speaking.

1999 ROY: Edgerrin James
2000 season: 1,709 yards on 387 carries (4.4 avg.) with 13 TDs; 594 receiving yards and 5 TDs through the air.
Sophomore Slump? No way. In fact, James is the only RB on this list so far whose rushing average INCREASED in his second year.

2000 ROY: Mike Anderson
2001 season: 678 yards on 175 carries (3.9 avg.) with just 7 starts. Oh, he also had 4 TDs; he had 15 in his rookie year.
Sophomore Slump? Oh yeah.

2001 ROY: Anthony Thomas
2002 season: 721 yards on 214 carries (3.4 avg.) with 6 TDs and four games missed. Receiving stats were minimal.
Sophomore Slump? Yessir.

2002 ROY: Clinton Portis
2003 season: 1,591 yards on 290 carries (5.5 avg.) with 14 TDs and 314 receiving yards. Matched his average from his rookie year.
Sophomore Slump? No way.

2005 ROY: Cadillac Williams
2006 season: 798 yards on 225 carries (3.5 avg.) with 1 TD. He added 196 receiving yards.
Sophomore Slump? Yes.

2007 ROY: Adrian Peterson
2008 season: ?????

The thing to note is that other than Edgerrin James and Clinton Portis, every single ROY RB listed above had a worse yards-per-carry average in his sophomore year than his rookie year. Six of them failed to average even 4.0 yards per carry.

That said, keep in mind that Peterson averaged 5.6 yards per carry as a rookie, and that was on 238 reps. We expect him to top that 238 carry total, which will likely mean a drop in his yards per carry average anyway.

The other thing to remember is that the history of other running backs on other teams in other years has no bearing on Peterson's 2008. The Vikings' offensive line is one of the best in football, and the gameplan they run tends to focus more on rushing than passing. Even though Peterson will lose some carries to Chester Taylor, he's still expected to produce high numbers.

We don't foresee a sophomore slump for Peterson. We like him between third and fifth overall in drafts this summer.
Category: NFL
Posted on: July 22, 2008 4:46 pm

Latest Rankings Changes

My first day back from a 12-day vacation and I can barely catch my breath! Here's a look at the changes to our positional and top 200 rankings:

Jerry Porter's torn hamstring makes an impact
Jacksonville's big free-agent acquisition is now even more of an uncertainty for 2008 after tearing his hammy this offseason and having surgery to fix it. Jacksonville expects him back by Week 1 of the regular season, but I doubt he'll make a solid contribution all year. Hamstring injuries can be nagging and annoying, and we're talking about a wide receiver coming back from one with a team he's never played with. You can not count on Porter for big stats this year. And if his numbers slide, so too do David Garrard's, which is why he's now at 14 on our QB rank list. Porter is now 48th among receivers with teammate Dennis Northcutt climbing up to 67th.

Lots of positive movement from Shockey trade
With Jeremy Shockey moving to New Orleans, several Fantasy players take a jump. Shockey is an obvious one, heading to a club that will feature him in the passing game and in the red zone. He's back to being a quality No. 1 Fantasy TE (7th at his position), and he pushes Drew Brees closer to Tony Romo for the third spot overall among QBs. Take note: Fantasy owners should aim for Romo or Brees in their drafts this summer. Robert Meachem and David Patten fall on the WR rank list, but they were both low-end reserves to begin with.

In New York, Kevin Boss climbs to 21st overall at tight end, but that may not be high enough. Jamey Eisenberg loves Boss as a top-12 tight end. Considering his 14 career receptions (including the postseason), I'm not sold. Instead, I think second-year WR Steve Smith will be a better outlet for Eli Manning to connect with on a weekly basis. Smith is now 60th among wideouts and someone who should be drafted in all leagues.

Marvin Harrison cleared for practice
He may not be at 100 percent yet, but with the news that Harrison is OK to practice, he jumps into solid No. 2 Fantasy WR territory (19th overall). Expectations are now up for him, though we're still confident he won't be good for the numbers we're used to seeing from him. As a result, Anthony Gonzalez takes a small hit and falls into low-end No. 3/top-end No. 4 Fantasy WR territory.

Redskins join Top 12 DSTs
Adding Jason Taylor will result in more sacks and fumble stats for the Washington DST. They're now worth a late-round Fantasy pick.
Posted on: July 10, 2008 11:27 am

The No. 2 QB dilemma

So while much of the focus on Fantasy QBs is on the top of the rank list (and when they should be taken), a developing concern we have is about the flux of backup Fantasy passers.

No need to breakdown the top dozen Fantasy passers, but the next dozen -- for the most part -- are completely interchangeable and so close as far as potential and likely statistics go.

13. David Garrard
14. Jake Delhomme
15. Aaron Rodgers
16. Jason Campbell
17. Philip Rivers
18. Jon Kitna
19. Matt Schaub
20. Jeff Garcia
21. Vince Young
22. JaMarcus Russell
23. Trent Edwards
24. Matt Leinart
25. Tarvaris Jackson

The expectation is that at least 10 of these guys will get drafted. Which 10 is the question.

Garrard, Delhomme and Rivers are no-brainers. Rodgers is too so long as Favre doesn't come back (and if Favre does come back, then Eli Manning becomes a no-brainer ahead of Garrard and Rodgers falls off the face of the earth).

Everyone else is either a low-risk, medium-reward QB or a high-risk, high-reward option.

Jason Campbell should be good for about 200 yards and two TDs per week, but people fear his ability to grasp the West Coast offense in time for the year. A good preseason will lock him in as a good No. 2, but he won't post amazing stats.

Jon Kitna still has incredible receivers but is now playing in an offense with a running conscious. His days of chucking the rock 45 times per game each week are long gone.

Matt Schaub has the skills and the stud receiver but Houston's schedule is dreadful and Schaub and Andre Johnson are far from locks to play 16 games.

Jeff Garcia was consistent last year, but no one wants to rely on a 54-year-old quarterback with a 55-year-old receiver.

That brings me to the five wild cards of the No. 2 QB derby: Vince Young, JaMarcus Russell, Trent Edwards, Matt Leinart and Tarvaris Jackson. I think most people could take all five guys, throw 'em under a rug and just see who crawls out, but I think I like them differently than how we have them ranked.

Vince Young is like a delicious stuffed Giordano's pizza. You know you shouldn't get involved with him, but the draw to his potential is strong. Young is not only a rusher and a passer, but the Titans have added decent help in Alge Crumpler, Justin McCareins and rookie Chris Johnson that should push Young's passing totals well over 3,000 yards. If he rushes for 500 yards, the Fantasy point equivalent is that to a 4,250-yard passer in standard-scoring leagues. BUT ... those are some huge numbers to associate with a guy who threw 9 TDs in 2007.

Matt Leinart is also appealing because of his stud receiving corps and the expected decline of Edgerrin James. But how much of Kurt Warner will we see in 2008? Will Warner play whenever the Cards must score quickly? Those are opportunities Leinart needs to be a capable Fantasy passer. When Leinart did play last year, he was not Fantasy friendly at all, so a lot of people are scared to draft him.

The other three -- Russell, Edwards and Jackson -- have upside thanks to improved receiving corps (in Russell's case, Darren McFadden is reason for optimism). The potential for a 3,000-yard season is also high with these guys.

So the question I am posing to you guys is to rank the quarterbacks that we have listed 13 through 25, and target three quarterbacks you want the most. I've pretty much ranked mine above, but the three I'd target are: Garrard, Delhomme and Young.

Pass the pizza, please.
Posted on: July 8, 2008 4:52 pm
Edited on: July 9, 2008 10:20 am

Tuesday Afternoon MOCKumentary (No. 4)

I tried doing something new in my mock draft this Tuesday -- and I fell flat on my face!

(No, I did not try a cartwheel or hand stand).

Instead of going with my usual QB-WR-WR theory that's been working for me, I took the No. 2 overall pick and went with Adrian Peterson in Round 1. The idea was that I could swipe a quality QB and WR in Rounds 2 and 3, then finagle talent elsewhere down the line.

Maybe it was my last minute change of theory, or maybe it was the 11 bright guys in the mock draft with me, but I found myself scratching my head more times in this mock than in any of my previous three drafts. NOT GOOD.

Here's the rundown ... I picked 2nd overall in the odd rounds and 11th in the even rounds.

ROUND 1: Adrian Peterson, RB, MIN

This was on the heels of my detailed look at the Vikings' schedule. I like their schedule quite a bit and wanted to see what it felt like to draft him. He's going to go second overall in a lot of leagues, so hopefully my team will be somewhat indicative of what a No. 2 overall team might look like.

ROUND 2: Drew Brees, QB, NO

I was hoping for Tony Romo to slip, but he went 14th overall (wow!). I would have gone with any of the three players taken in front of me over Brees: Clinton Portis, Larry Fitzgerald or Marques Colston. Six WRs went in Round 2.

ROUND 3: Plaxico Burress, WR, NYG

The first of many tough picks for me. I could have settled for Chad Johnson or Wes Welker, but Burress says he's 100 percent healthy and hoping to get paid. He's been working hard in New York ever since he got there and could be amazing if he can stay out of the trainer's room. A reach of sorts, but I bit. Also, I haven't been able to pull the trigger on Jamal Lewis in Round 3 yet this year ... something's stopping me from doing it in my mind. I guess Jamey Eisenberg's theory of Lewis getting paid and cutting back is weighing on me.

ROUND 4: Darren McFadden, RB, OAK

I'm finding myself drafting him a lot in Round 4 this summer, which could mean that either I'm taking him too high or everyone else isn't biting on him (or both). Maybe people are scared off by the whole Raiders thing, but they've become a good unit with the run. I think he's a high-yardage, low-TD type as a rookie. Other considerations: Thomas Jones, Willie Parker, Matt Forte, Michael Turner, LenDale White.

ROUND 5: Willie Parker, RB, PIT

I know, I know ... now i have TWO high-yardage, low-TD guys on my team. Hey, Parker will at least be my third RB, which is really not bad at all. Matt Forte, Brandon Marshall, LenDale White and Ronnie Brown were also considerations.

ROUND 6: Dwayne Bowe, WR, KC

Soooo many good players went in Rounds 5 and 6 that it made this pick really difficult. I needed a WR and Bowe had the best shot at 1,000 yards. Problem is, Brodie Croyle is his QB. Should I have gone with Marshall to be my No. 2 WR in Round 5 and gone with a RB or TE here? Perhaps so.

ROUND 7: Chester Taylor, RB, MIN

Always good to handcuff your studs, and Taylor is a pick between Rounds 7 and 9 anyway. I recommend this for anyone who takes Peterson in Round 1.

ROUND 8: Jerious Norwood, RB, ATL

I really did not like this pick, but felt like there was no one else really worth a look otherwise. I wanted Bernard Berrian, but he went two picks in front of me. Chris Johnson and Rashard Mendenhall also went in my mind, but I figure Norwood has the experience edge over both of those guys and could play more than both of them. It was a tough call.

ROUND 9: Santana Moss, WR, WAS

Turned out to be my last WR pick in the draft. Should be a hit in the West Coast offense.

ROUND 10: Jaguars DST

Another pick I had to wrestle with. Do I take a backup QB? I just missed on the Patriots and Cowboys DSTs and Ahman Green (wow, a starting RB in Round 10). I think I would have been better off with Seattle or the N.Y. Giants. Obviously, the right move would have been to take a player over a DST (Tony Scheffler?), but I had players in mind for my last two reserve spots.

ROUND 11: Brett Favre, QB, GB

Low-risk, high, high-reward if he does come back, and right now it looks like he wants to play. If we were to play this league out, I'd be dangling Favre for the entire month of August for a wide receiver.

ROUND 12: Greg Olsen, TE, CHI

I needed a tight end. Olsen should be fine. They all look the same at the bottom of the draft, anyway.


ROUND 14: Ryan Longwell, PK, MIN

Might as well pick up the extra points scored by Peterson and Taylor, right?

The mock was interesting otherwise. Would you believe there was trash talking? Mock trash talking! In early July! Something tells me this Fantasy Football thing isn't just a fad ...

Anyway, here are how the other teams look ... who do you think did the best?

Player Round Drafted Overall Pick
Manning, Eli QB NYG 8 96
Jones, Thomas RB NYJ 4 48
Tomlinson, LaDainian RB SD 1 1
Houshmandzadeh, T.J. WR CIN 3 25
Smith, Steve WR CAR 2 24
Clark, Dallas TE IND 6 72
James, Edgerrin RB ARI 5 49
Crosby, Mason K GB 12 144
Packers, DST DST GB 13 145
Rodgers, Aaron QB GB 9 97
Bruce, Isaac WR SF 14 168
Scheffler, Tony TE DEN 11 121
Brown, Reggie WR PHI 10 120
Driver, Donald WR GB 7 73

TEAM 2 (me)
Player Round Drafted Overall Pick
Brees, Drew QB NO 2 23
McFadden, Darren RB OAK 4 47
Peterson, Adrian RB MIN 1 2
Bowe, Dwayne WR KC 6 71
Burress, Plaxico WR NYG 3 26
Olsen, Greg TE CHI 12 143
Parker, Willie RB PIT 5 50
Longwell, Ryan K MIN 14 167
Jaguars, DST DST JAC 10 119
Favre, Brett QB GB 11 122
Moss, Santana WR WAS 9 98
Norwood, Jerious RB ATL 8 95
Taylor, Chester RB MIN 7 74

Player Round Drafted Overall Pick
Roethlisberger, Ben QB PIT 4 46
Lewis, Jamal RB CLE 3 27
Westbrook, Brian RB PHI 1 3
Colston, Marques WR NO 2 22
Ward, Hines WR PIT 5 51
Gonzalez, Tony TE KC 6 70
McAllister, Deuce RB NO 7 75
Hanson, Jason K DET 14 166
Seahawks, DST DST SEA 13 147
Delhomme, Jake QB CAR 8 94
Crumpler, Alge TE TEN 12 142
Brown, Chris RB HOU 11 123
Green, Ahman RB HOU 10 118
Stallworth, Donte' WR CLE 9 99

Player Round Drafted Overall Pick
Hasselbeck, Matt QB SEA 5 52
Addai, Joseph RB IND 1 4
Jacobs, Brandon RB NYG 3 28
Fitzgerald, Larry WR ARI 2 21
Jennings, Greg WR GB 4 45
Miller, Heath TE PIT 7 76
Smith, Kevin RB DET 6 69
Kaeding, Nate K SD 14 165
Patriots, DST DST NE 10 117
Leinart, Matt QB ARI 13 148
Berrian, Bernard WR MIN 8 93
Crayton, Patrick WR DAL 9 100
Fargas, Justin RB OAK 11 124
Ward, Derrick RB NYG 12 141

Player Round Drafted Overall Pick
Brady, Tom QB NE 1 5
Portis, Clinton RB WAS 2 20
Stewart, Jonathan RB CAR 4 44
Gonzalez, Anthony WR IND 7 77
Welker, Wes WR NE 3 29
Davis, Vernon TE SF 6 68
Forte, Matt RB CHI 5 53
Scobee, Josh K JAC 14 164
Giants, DST DST NYG 13 149
Rivers, Philip QB SD 11 125
Cotchery, Jerricho WR NYJ 9 101
Curtis, Kevin WR PHI 8 92
Morris, Sammy RB NE 10 116
Williams, Reggie WR JAC 12 140

Player Round Drafted Overall Pick
Palmer, Carson QB CIN 4 43
Grant, Ryan RB GB 2 19
Jackson, Steven RB STL 1 6
Johnson, Chad WR CIN 3 30
Marshall, Brandon WR DEN 5 54
Lee, Donald TE GB 13 150
Johnson, Calvin WR DET 6 67
Bironas, Rob K TEN 11 126
Cowboys, DST DST DAL 10 115
Young, Vince QB TEN 12 139
Thomas, Devin WR WAS 14 163
Chambers, Chris WR SD 8 91
Mendenhall, Rashard RB PIT 9 102
Williams, DeAngelo RB CAR 7 78

Player Round Drafted Overall Pick
McNabb, Donovan QB PHI 5 55
Gore, Frank RB SF 1 7
Graham, Earnest RB TB 3 31
Edwards, Braylon WR CLE 2 18
Galloway, Joey WR TB 4 42
Heap, Todd TE BAL 7 79
Taylor, Fred RB JAC 6 66
Dawson, Phil K CLE 14 162
Titans, DST DST TEN 13 151
Ginn Jr., Ted WR MIA 10 114
Rhodes, Dominic RB IND 11 127
Rice, Sidney WR MIN 12 138
Toomer, Amani WR NYG 8 90
Washington, Leon RB NYJ 9 103

Player Round Drafted Overall Pick
Manning, Peyton QB IND 1 8
Bush, Reggie RB NO 4 41
Jones, Felix RB DAL 6 65
Boldin, Anquan WR ARI 3 32
Johnson, Andre WR HOU 2 17
Gates, Antonio TE SD 5 56
Williams, Ricky RB MIA 7 80
Folk, Nick K DAL 10 113
Chargers, DST DST SD 8 89
Duckett, T.J. RB SEA 14 161
Torain, Ryan RB DEN 11 128
Clayton, Mark WR BAL 12 137
Jackson, DeSean WR PHI 13 152
Johnson, Chris RB TEN 9 104

Player Round Drafted Overall Pick
Garrard, David QB JAC 8 88
Barber, Marion RB DAL 1 9
McGahee, Willis RB BAL 2 16
Holmes, Santonio WR PIT 4 40
Holt, Torry WR STL 3 33
Daniels, Owen TE HOU 7 81
Turner, Michael RB ATL 5 57
Brown, Josh K STL 14 160
Eagles, DST DST PHI 13 153
Schaub, Matt QB HOU 10 112
Gaffney, Jabar WR NE 11 129
Johnson, Bryant WR SF 12 136
Porter, Jerry WR JAC 9 105
Young, Selvin RB DEN 6 64

Player Round Drafted Overall Pick
Anderson, Derek QB CLE 3 34
Johnson, Larry RB KC 2 15
White, LenDale RB TEN 5 58
Harrison, Marvin WR IND 6 63
Moss, Randy WR NE 1 10
Witten, Jason TE DAL 4 39
Evans, Lee WR BUF 8 87
Gostkowski, Stephen K NE 9 106
Vikings, DST DST MIN 7 82
Campbell, Jason QB WAS 11 130
Bell, Tatum RB DET 12 135
Hardy, James WR BUF 13 154
Walker, Javon WR OAK 10 111
Smith, L.J. TE PHI 14 159

Player Round Drafted Overall Pick
Romo, Tony QB DAL 2 14
Johnson, Rudi RB CIN 3 35
Lynch, Marshawn RB BUF 1 11
Coles, Laveranues WR NYJ 7 83
Williams, Roy WR DET 6 62
Cooley, Chris TE WAS 5 59
Jones, Julius RB SEA 4 38
Vinatieri, Adam K IND 10 110
Bears, DST DST CHI 9 107
Dunn, Warrick RB TB 14 158
Mason, Derrick WR BAL 13 155
Shockey, Jeremy TE NYG 12 134
Engram, Bobby WR SEA 8 86
Steelers, DST DST PIT 11 131

Player Round Drafted Overall Pick
Bulger, Marc QB STL 7 84
Jones-Drew, Maurice RB JAC 3 36
Maroney, Laurence RB NE 4 37
Owens, Terrell WR DAL 1 12
Wayne, Reggie WR IND 2 13
Winslow, Kellen TE CLE 5 60
Brown, Ronnie RB MIA 6 61
Graham, Shayne K CIN 14 157
Colts, DST DST IND 12 133
Cutler, Jay QB DEN 9 108
Burleson, Nate WR SEA 10 109
Hester, Devin WR CHI 13 156
Peterson, Adrian RB CHI 11 132
White, Roddy WR ATL 8 85

EDIT: You may have noticed that one of the players I drafted was "DAVE RICHARD IS AN IDIOT!" That's because I actually published the name of the super sleeper. I was in a hurry to put these results up and I botched it. But I'm not gonna say who it is ...

Ah, screw it ... it's LaMont Jordan! Are you happy now?!?!?!?!?!

The idea of drafting Jordan late is to pick him up in anticipation of his eventual release from Oakland. Several teams are interested in Jordan, according to what I've been reading and hearing, so he could fit in as a goal-line back or even come out smelling like a bed of roses as an every-down back. And, he hasn't played much football in the last year.

Jordan and Brett Favre (for now) are both very strong late-round picks. If you miss on them for whatever reason, you just toss 'em back and pick someone else up off the waiver wire. If you hit on them, though, you're golden.

I'll do my best not to be a complete idiot again. Thank you.
Posted on: July 7, 2008 11:03 am

One man's guess on Brett Favre's future

Before reading this blog, please read Peter King's latest story on what's going on with Brett Favre and the Packers right now (forgive me for linking off of, to a competitor nonetheless, but it's required reading at this point).

Now then ... here's my educated but hardly enlightened guess on how this will play out:

Because it seems apparent that Favre has asked to return to the team, it's just a matter of time before his agent, James 'Bus' Cook, writes the Packers asking for him to be activated from the Reserve/Retired list.

When that happens, the Packers must activate him, trade him or release him. If they activate him, they own his rights and are on the hook for his $12.8 million salary ... unless they then trade him or release him. Both of those options are still available to them.

I expect that letter to be written, and when it is, I expect the Packers to activate Favre, and keep Favre.

There's all this talk about the Packers "moving forward" with Aaron Rodgers and drafting Brian Brohm and Matt Flynn. Yeah, I see that. But there's one thing -- one major thing -- that is more significant than all the wheelings and dealings around the NFL: Winning.

And if Favre is quarterbacking the Packers, they're going to win some games. Like 12 of them, if not more.

If Rodgers is quarterbacking them, they might win 10.

Head coach Mike McCarthy and GM Ted Thompson need to realize that Favre isn't the only "old man" on the team. Donald Driver, Al Harris, Charles Woodson and Chad Clifton are all in their 30s and are relatively close to the end of their respective careers. One last run for a Super Bowl ring might just be what this team needs before they rebuild -- especially if Favre's heart is in it.

The Packers keep Favre, extend Aaron Rodgers and promise that the job is his in 2009. Then they go all out to try and win in 2008. Heck, the Packers might pawn off a draft pick for DE Jason Taylor -- another "one more year" player -- and make a serious, serious run for the Super Bowl.

In fact, if Favre is back with the team before the open of training camp, then I'm going back to my original Super Bowl pick of Green Bay over Cleveland instead of Cleveland over Seattle/Minnesota.

And yeah, I'm drafting Favre with late-round picks in all the drafts I can get in right now.
Category: NFL
Posted on: July 3, 2008 11:57 am

New rankings, new mock draft, old Favre

July is supposed to be a quiet time for Fantasy Football analysts ... heck, the whole offseason is supposed to be tepid except for draft weekend.

Nuts to that.

If you're looking for the latest news on Brett Favre and his Fantasy implications, I urge you to check out his player profile page or our newest edition to, the Fantasy Take. You'll get up to speed there.

The latest rankings are out -- it's recommended that you consider our positional rankings as well as our Top 200.

Here are the changes made:

- Ravens abound. With the news that Troy Smith is in the driver's seat to start in Baltimore, all Ravens WRs and TEs took a dip in projections, but Mark Clayton and Todd Heap fell in their respective areas, and Demetrius Williams is off the WR board. Some feel that Heap will improve with Smith under center, but I see the entire Ravens passing game grinding with Smith under center. He's far more of a ball-control type of QB who would only play until Joe Flacco is ready to get in there, and Flacco isn't that much better of an option.

- That said, Willis McGahee got a smidge of a rise because he's going to see more carries.

- We also swapped Chad Johnson with Torry Holt on the news that Johnson should be OK for the start of training camp. Holt has also been a wreck on the road for the last 1.5 years.

Outside of a possible projection correction, I doubt we'll see much more movement between now and late July.

I held another mock on Tuesday with a very good crop of drafters, including several people who asked to draft with me. If you'd like to be in a mock draft with me, email me at and put "draft with dave" in the subject line. I'm looking to go every Tuesday at 3:30 p.m. ET.

Here are the results:

<table width="100%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="2" border="0"> <tbody> <tr class="bg2"> <td>MY TEAM (I picked 8th)</td> <td> </td> <td> </td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td>Player</td> <td>Round Drafted</td> <td>Overall Pick</td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td>Manning, Peyton QB IND</td> <td>1</td> <td>8</td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td>Bush, Reggie RB NO</td> <td>5</td> <td>56</td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td>Maroney, Laurence RB NE</td> <td>4</td> <td>41</td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td>Burress, Plaxico WR NYG</td> <td>3</td> <td>32</td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td>Fitzgerald, Larry WR ARI</td> <td>2</td> <td>17</td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td>Scheffler, Tony TE DEN</td> <td>11</td> <td>128</td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td>White, LenDale RB TEN</td> <td>6</td> <td>65</td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td>Brown, Josh K STL</td> <td>13</td> <td>152</td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td>Seahawks, DST DST SEA</td> <td>12</td> <td>137</td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td>Hester, Devin WR CHI</td> <td>14</td> <td>161</td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td>Berrian, Bernard WR MIN</td> <td>8</td> <td>89</td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td>Norwood, Jerious RB ATL</td> <td>9</td> <td>104</td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td>Taylor, Fred RB JAC</td> <td>7</td> <td>80</td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td>Torain, Ryan RB DEN</td> <td>10</td> <td>113</td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td> </td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td>TEAM 1</td> <td> </td> <td> </td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td>Player</td> <td>Round Drafted</td> <td>Overall Pick</td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td>Bulger, Marc QB STL</td> <td>5</td> <td>49</td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td>Johnson, Rudi RB CIN</td> <td>2</td> <td>24</td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td>Tomlinson, LaDainian RB SD</td> <td>1</td> <td>1</td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td>Bowe, Dwayne WR KC</td> <td>7</td> <td>73</td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td>Holt, Torry WR STL</td> <td>3</td> <td>25</td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td>Gates, Antonio TE SD</td> <td>4</td> <td>48</td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td>Williams, DeAngelo RB CAR</td> <td>6</td> <td>72</td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td>Hanson, Jason K DET</td> <td>14</td> <td>168</td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td>Packers, DST DST GB</td> <td>11</td> <td>121</td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td>Rivers, Philip QB SD</td> <td>10</td> <td>120</td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td>Brown, Reggie WR PHI</td> <td>13</td> <td>145</td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td>Curtis, Kevin WR PHI</td> <td>8</td> <td>96</td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td>*SLEEPER PICK*</td> <td>12</td> <td>144</td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td>Walker, Javon WR OAK</td> <td>9</td> <td>97</td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td> </td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td>TEAM 2</td> <td> </td> <td> </td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td>Player</td> <td>Round Drafted</td> <td>Overall Pick</td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td>Brady, Tom QB NE</td> <td>1</td> <td>2</td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td>Brown, Ronnie RB MIA</td> <td>5</td> <td>50</td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td>Jones, Julius RB SEA</td> <td>3</td> <td>26</td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td>Houshmandzadeh, T.J. WR CIN</td> <td>2</td> <td>23</td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td>Moss, Santana WR WAS</td> <td>6</td> <td>71</td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td>Winslow, Kellen TE CLE</td> <td>4</td> <td>47</td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td>Burleson, Nate WR SEA</td> <td>8</td> <td>95</td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td>Folk, Nick K DAL</td> <td>10</td> <td>119</td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td>Vikings, DST DST MIN</td> <td>7</td> <td>74</td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td>Betts, Ladell RB WAS</td> <td>13</td> <td>146</td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td>Duckett, T.J. RB SEA</td> <td>14</td> <td>167</td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td>Pittman, Michael RB DEN</td> <td>12</td> <td>143</td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td>Bruce, Isaac WR SF</td> <td>11</td> <td>122</td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td>Hardy, James WR BUF</td> <td>9</td> <td>98</td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td> </td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td>TEAM 3</td> <td> </td> <td> </td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td>Player</td> <td>Round Drafted</td> <td>Overall Pick</td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td>Hasselbeck, Matt QB SEA</td> <td>5</td> <td>51</td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td>Jacobs, Brandon RB NYG</td> <td>4</td> <td>46</td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td>Westbrook, Brian RB PHI</td> <td>1</td> <td>3</td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td>Colston, Marques WR NO</td> <td>3</td> <td>27</td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td>Johnson, Andre WR HOU</td> <td>2</td> <td>22</td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td>Clark, Dallas TE IND</td> <td>6</td> <td>70</td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td>Stallworth, Donte' WR CLE</td> <td>8</td> <td>94</td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td>Crosby, Mason K GB</td> <td>13</td> <td>147</td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td>Jaguars, DST DST JAC</td> <td>11</td> <td>123</td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td>Garrard, David QB JAC</td> <td>7</td> <td>75</td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td>Gaffney, Jabar WR NE</td> <td>14</td> <td>166</td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td>Crumpler, Alge TE TEN</td> <td>9</td> <td>99</td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td>Rhodes, Dominic RB IND</td> <td>12</td> <td>142</td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td>Williams, Ricky RB MIA</td> <td>10</td> <td>118</td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td> </td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td>TEAM 4</td> <td> </td> <td> </td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td>Player</td> <td>Round Drafted</td> <td>Overall Pick</td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td>Delhomme, Jake QB CAR</td> <td>6</td> <td>69</td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td>Johnson, Larry RB KC</td> <td>2</td> <td>21</td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td>Peterson, Adrian RB MIN</td> <td>1</td> <td>4</td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td>Jennings, Greg WR GB</td> <td>5</td> <td>52</td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td>Smith, Steve WR CAR</td> <td>3</td> <td>28</td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td>Miller, Heath TE PIT</td> <td>10</td> <td>117</td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td>Jones, Thomas RB NYJ</td> <td>4</td> <td>45</td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td>Kaeding, Nate K SD</td> <td>14</td> <td>165</td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td>Cowboys, DST DST DAL</td> <td>13</td> <td>148</td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td>Campbell, Jason QB WAS</td> <td>11</td> <td>124</td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td>Green, Ahman RB HOU</td> <td>9</td> <td>100</td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td>Taylor, Chester RB MIN</td> <td>7</td> <td>76</td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td>Washington, Leon RB NYJ</td> <td>12</td> <td>141</td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td>White, Roddy WR ATL</td> <td>8</td> <td>93</td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td> </td> <td> </td> <td> </td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td>TEAM 5</td> <td> </td> <td> </td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td>Player</td> <td>Round Drafted</td> <td>Overall Pick</td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td>Brees, Drew QB NO</td> <td>2</td> <td>20</td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td>Jackson, Steven RB STL</td> <td>1</td> <td>5</td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td>Stewart, Jonathan RB CAR</td> <td>4</td> <td>44</td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td>Engram, Bobby WR SEA</td> <td>6</td> <td>68</td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td>Johnson, Chad WR CIN</td> <td>3</td> <td>29</td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td>Heap, Todd TE BAL</td> <td>8</td> <td>92</td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td>Turner, Michael RB ATL</td> <td>5</td> <td>53</td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td>Rackers, Neil K ARI</td> <td>12</td> <td>140</td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td>Bears, DST DST CHI</td> <td>9</td> <td>101</td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td>Garcia, Jeff QB TB</td> <td>14</td> <td>164</td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td>Rice, Sidney WR MIN</td> <td>13</td> <td>149</td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td>Crayton, Patrick WR DAL</td> <td>10</td> <td>116</td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td>Driver, Donald WR GB</td> <td>7</td> <td>77</td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td>Fargas, Justin RB OAK</td> <td>11</td> <td>125</td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td> </td> <td> </td> <td> </td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td>TEAM 6</td> <td> </td> <td> </td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td>Player</td> <td>Round Drafted</td> <td>Overall Pick</td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td>Palmer, Carson QB CIN</td> <td>3</td> <td>30</td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td>Barber, Marion RB DAL</td> <td>1</td> <td>6</td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td>Lewis, Jamal RB CLE</td> <td>2</td> <td>19</td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td>Evans, Lee WR BUF</td> <td>6</td> <td>67</td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td>Ward, Hines WR PIT</td> <td>5</td> <td>54</td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td>Witten, Jason TE DAL</td> <td>4</td> <td>43</td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td>Galloway, Joey WR TB</td> <td>7</td> <td>78</td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td>Vinatieri, Adam K IND</td> <td>10</td> <td>115</td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td>Steelers, DST DST PIT</td> <td>8</td> <td>91</td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td>Young, Vince QB TEN</td> <td>11</td> <td>126</td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td>Dunn, Warrick RB TB</td> <td>13</td> <td>150</td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td>Wilford, Ernest WR MIA</td> <td>12</td> <td>139</td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td>Carlson, John TE SEA</td> <td>14</td> <td>163</td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td>Cotchery, Jerricho WR NYJ</td> <td>9</td> <td>102</td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td> </td> <td> </td> <td> </td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td>TEAM 7</td> <td> </td> <td> </td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td>Player</td> <td>Round Drafted</td> <td>Overall Pick</td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td>McNabb, Donovan QB PHI</td> <td>5</td> <td>55</td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td>Gore, Frank RB SF</td> <td>1</td> <td>7</td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td>Portis, Clinton RB WAS</td> <td>2</td> <td>18</td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td>Boldin, Anquan WR ARI</td> <td>3</td> <td>31</td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td>Williams, Roy WR DET</td> <td>4</td> <td>42</td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td>Daniels, Owen TE HOU</td> <td>9</td> <td>103</td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td>Smith, Kevin RB DET</td> <td>6</td> <td>66</td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td>Bironas, Rob K TEN</td> <td>14</td> <td>162</td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td>Chargers, DST DST SD</td> <td>7</td> <td>79</td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td>Gage, Justin WR TEN</td> <td>11</td> <td>127</td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td>Jackson, Fred RB BUF</td> <td>13</td> <td>151</td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td>Jackson, Vincent WR SD</td> <td>10</td> <td>114</td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td>Johnson, Bryant WR SF</td> <td>12</td> <td>138</td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td>Mendenhall, Rashard RB PIT</td> <td>8</td> <td>90</td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td> </td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td>TEAM 9</td> <td> </td> <td> </td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td>Player</td> <td>Round Drafted</td> <td>Overall Pick</td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td>Cutler, Jay QB DEN</td> <td>8</td> <td>88</td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td>Addai, Joseph RB IND</td> <td>1</td> <td>9</td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td>McGahee, Willis RB BAL</td> <td>2</td> <td>16</td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td>Marshall, Brandon WR DEN</td> <td>4</td> <td>40</td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td>Welker, Wes WR NE</td> <td>3</td> <td>33</td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td>Gonzalez, Tony TE KC</td> <td>7</td> <td>81</td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td>Holmes, Santonio WR PIT</td> <td>5</td> <td>57</td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td>Dawson, Phil K CLE</td> <td>11</td> <td>129</td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td>Colts, DST DST IND</td> <td>10</td> <td>112</td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td>Schaub, Matt QB HOU</td> <td>13</td> <td>153</td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td>Brown, Chris RB HOU</td> <td>14</td> <td>160</td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td>Porter, Jerry WR JAC</td> <td>12</td> <td>136</td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td>Mason, Derrick WR BAL</td> <td>9</td> <td>105</td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td>Parker, Willie RB PIT</td> <td>6</td> <td>64</td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td> </td> <td> </td> <td> </td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td>TEAM 10</td> <td> </td> <td> </td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td>Player</td> <td>Round Drafted</td> <td>Overall Pick</td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td>Romo, Tony QB DAL</td> <td>2</td> <td>15</td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td>Grant, Ryan RB GB</td> <td>3</td> <td>34</td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td>McFadden, Darren RB OAK</td> <td>4</td> <td>39</td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td>Chambers, Chris WR SD</td> <td>7</td> <td>82</td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td>Moss, Randy WR NE</td> <td>1</td> <td>10</td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td>Shockey, Jeremy TE NYG</td> <td>12</td> <td>135</td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td>Forte, Matt RB CHI</td> <td>5</td> <td>58</td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td>Scobee, Josh K JAC</td> <td>14</td> <td>159</td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td>Titans, DST DST TEN</td> <td>13</td> <td>154</td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td>Rodgers, Aaron QB GB</td> <td>9</td> <td>106</td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td>Bush, Michael RB OAK</td> <td>11</td> <td>130</td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td>Gonzalez, Anthony WR IND</td> <td>8</td> <td>87</td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td>Jones, Felix RB DAL</td> <td>10</td> <td>111</td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td>Young, Selvin RB DEN</td> <td>6</td> <td>63</td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td> </td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td>TEAM 11</td> <td> </td> <td> </td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td>Player</td> <td>Round Drafted</td> <td>Overall Pick</td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td>Roethlisberger, Ben QB PIT</td> <td>4</td> <td>38</td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td>Graham, Earnest RB TB</td> <td>3</td> <td>35</td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td>McAllister, Deuce RB NO</td> <td>7</td> <td>83</td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td>Owens, Terrell WR DAL</td> <td>1</td> <td>11</td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td>Wayne, Reggie WR IND</td> <td>2</td> <td>14</td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td>Cooley, Chris TE WAS</td> <td>6</td> <td>62</td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td>Johnson, Calvin WR DET</td> <td>5</td> <td>59</td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td>Gostkowski, Stephen K NE</td> <td>10</td> <td>110</td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td>Giants, DST DST NYG</td> <td>9</td> <td>107</td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td>Kitna, Jon QB DET</td> <td>13</td> <td>155</td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td>Rice, Ray RB BAL</td> <td>11</td> <td>131</td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td>Curry, Ronald WR OAK</td> <td>14</td> <td>158</td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td>Muhammad, Muhsin WR CAR</td> <td>12</td> <td>134</td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td>Johnson, Chris RB TEN</td> <td>8</td> <td>86</td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td> </td> <td> </td> <td> </td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td>TEAM 12</td> <td> </td> <td> </td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td>Player</td> <td>Round Drafted</td> <td>Overall Pick</td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td>Anderson, Derek QB CLE</td> <td>3</td> <td>36</td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td>Jones-Drew, Maurice RB JAC</td> <td>4</td> <td>37</td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td>Lynch, Marshawn RB BUF</td> <td>1</td> <td>12</td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td>Edwards, Braylon WR CLE</td> <td>2</td> <td>13</td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td>Harrison, Marvin WR IND</td> <td>5</td> <td>60</td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td>Davis, Vernon TE SF</td> <td>8</td> <td>85</td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td>James, Edgerrin RB ARI</td> <td>6</td> <td>61</td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td>Graham, Shayne K CIN</td> <td>11</td> <td>132</td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td>Patriots, DST DST NE</td> <td>9</td> <td>108</td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td>Leinart, Matt QB ARI</td> <td>13</td> <td>156</td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td>Manning, Eli QB NYG</td> <td>10</td> <td>109</td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td>Bell, Tatum RB DET</td> <td>14</td> <td>157</td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td>Peterson, Adrian RB CHI</td> <td>12</td> <td>133</td> </tr> <tr class="bg2"> <td>Coles, Laveranues WR NYJ</td> <td>7</td> <td>84</td> </tr> </tbody> </table>
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