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Is running back a realistic possibility in the 1st round?

Discussion in 'Draft Zone' started by GloryDaysRBack, Jan 1, 2007.

  1. GloryDaysRBack

    GloryDaysRBack Well-Known Member

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    It is obvious that our running game right now just flat out sucks. My question to my fellow couch gm's - if the best player available on our board is a RB come our pick is RB a big enough weakness right now? or would you guys say we have bigger weaknesses. My opinion is we do indeed have bigger weaknesses, however, I definitely would love to have an impact player at the RB position.
  2. Sarge

    Sarge Happy Holidays Staff Member

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    IMO - there are way bigger fish to fry than RB, as much as I think Julius is worthless. Barber is more than adequate.

    IMO/FWIW of course.
  3. stealth

    stealth Benched

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    I wish we could rebuild the o-line, The jets and the eagles both did pretty well going oline in the last draft. I would love to see us have a better core of guys in there.
  4. DIAF

    DIAF DivaLover159

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    Fix the OL, Fix the running game. Although I think Julius is probably beyond help at this point.
  5. juck

    juck Well-Known Member

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    o line.
  6. rlgiv

    rlgiv New Member

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    Our offensive line and finding somebody who can pressure the quarterback has got to be our biggest concern.
  7. goshan

    goshan Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    Its all about who we like.
    I think RB is a priority but not the highest.
    But if there is a player avail we like, it wouldn't surprise me.
    I don't think JJ will be here much longer.
  8. Teague31

    Teague31 Defender of the Star

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  9. rlgiv

    rlgiv New Member

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    Henry HAS been toast lately. I don't know what has happened to that dude but he has not been the same since his injury last year.
  10. Rampage

    Rampage Benched

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    Ray Rice
  11. Mr Cowboy

    Mr Cowboy Well-Known Member

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    If BP is still here, we will go for an outside linebacker followed by a TE.

    He will look at the scrap heap for another lineman and probably overpay for a washed up veteran. He will try to find our next superstar WR in the undrafted FA list. He will also justify his draft misses with the UFA guys who made the team this past year.
  12. superpunk

    superpunk Benched

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    I'd put it as a decent priority, but I just want one stud back there - no more platooning.

    I think we might have to go DE again, if the right player falls. After that, maybe NT or CB.
  13. jazzcat22

    jazzcat22 Well-Known Member

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    pass rusher
  14. AbeBeta

    AbeBeta Well-Known Member

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    And what RB in the league is going to do well with the blocking we have.

    A better question is whether we would go interior line in the first. It wouldn't be a sexy pick but if there is a nice G who can play a bit of T, it would be hard to pass up.
  15. Tristan

    Tristan Member

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    We had that chance two years ago (Steven Jackson), Good thing we got Spears by trading down for J.J. Now we have a mediocre RB who cant see a hole for nothing, and a DE getting outperformed by fourth and sixth round picks.
  16. Cochese

    Cochese Benched

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    The rumor last year was that the Boys wanted to ditch JJ and pick up Maroney. I really wouldnt be surprised if we picked a RB if one good enough fell to us.
  17. NextGenBoys

    NextGenBoys Well-Known Member

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    Best player available. Although I'd like us to go either Oline, DT, or maybe even CB. But if a runningback falls to us and he is the best available...take him. We can always use JJ as trade bait...although I think the main problem is with the line.
  18. mr.jameswoods

    mr.jameswoods Active Member

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    Learn from the Cardinals. They got Edgerrin James and their running game still svcks. Moral of the story: the key to a running game rests with the offensive line and not the runningback
  19. Chuck 54

    Chuck 54 Well-Known Member

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    absolutely not...not in round 1.
  20. big dog cowboy

    big dog cowboy THE BIG DOG Staff Member

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    Possible? Yes. Probable? No.

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