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Thread: Why teams shouldn't pick RBs in first round of the draft (new from SteelCityStats)

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    Quote Originally Posted by thethinkingguy View Post
    Chadman, good point. But, 12 of the 20 top rushers are not from the first round, that means the better play is on running backs in the 2nd or 3rd round in terms of cost/benefit. You're going to have to pay a first round pick big money. The Bears had Matt Forte under contract for about $750K a year because he was picked in the 2nd round. Rice, McCoy, MJD, Forte, Gore, Ridley, etc. all had cheaper rookie contracts and delivered nicely.
    This.

    Since the transition of the league to passing, the financial decision plays as much a part as anything. Be interesting to see how contract value factors into your stats. Based on % of offensive contribution to a team, how much of the cap does the RB consume on a per yard basis.

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    Quote Originally Posted by supersteeler View Post
    Parker was benched in favor of Ronnie McGill who I never heard of, Parker an undrafted player got a SB ring and McGill didn't even get a phone call from the NFL. Just like Franco Harris had to play behind Lydell Mitchell and Franco has 4 rings.

    There is always a back thats overlooked, just ask the Texans when they got Foster.
    Don't forget about HOF'r Bettis who was cast off by St Louis because he didn't seem to be all that in their offense.

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