Originally Posted by Muhast
Frank Gore/McGahee are good examples of RB's who recovered from bad injuries and had nice careers. My concern is that this is the 2nd straight season he had a devastating knee injury. That is going to take a toll on his knee.
They are good examples, but both situations were quite different.
The 49ers waited until the 3rd round to get Gore and really didn't overload him his rookie season(127 carries). That is good value as he has gone on to have a good career.
The Bills on the other hand used a 1st rounder on McGahee and he missed his entire rookie season. That is poor value for a 1st round pick even though he has gone on to have a decent career.