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Would you trade up for OU's Peterson?

Discussion in 'Draft Zone' started by ABQCOWBOY, Jul 17, 2006.

  1. ABQCOWBOY

    ABQCOWBOY Moderator Staff Member

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    If JJ doesn't turn out to be the back we all hope he can be, would you consider trading up to get Peterson if the opportunity presented itself? Lets assume that either Romo or Henson are the long term answer at QB, would you take Peterson if the chance to move up came about? He will be a high pick, no doubt. It would cost but he's amazing when he's right.
  2. Bungarian

    Bungarian Butt Monkey

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    Runningbacks are cheap now. No need to trade up and get one.
  3. TheHustler

    TheHustler Active Member

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    Agreed. Great backs can be found in any round. No need to trade up. Barber is a nice insurance policy too.
  4. AbeBeta

    AbeBeta Well-Known Member

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    you can find quality RBs near the end of the first round or early 2nd every year. good ones often fall.
  5. dougonthebench

    dougonthebench Cowboys Forever

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    we had a pick that was rated high coming out of the draft 2 years ago in Steven Jackson.You see what has panned out with that right?Flashes of brilliance but nothing consistant.Dont waste a draft pick just to take a RB that is rated high in College.
  6. superpunk

    superpunk Benched

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    Mebbe if I was a Sooner fan. ;)
  7. Yeagermeister

    Yeagermeister Active Member

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    I was screaming at the TV when it was our pick but when I heard the details I was cool with it.
  8. dougonthebench

    dougonthebench Cowboys Forever

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    so was I!
  9. the kid 05

    the kid 05 Individuals play the game, but teams beat the odds

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    no i wouldn't take AP becase JJ is going to work out! where is the optimisim!
  10. CooterBrown

    CooterBrown Well-Known Member

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    No, I wouldn't do it. Peterson is a great back when healthy. In college, he breaks more tackles than he will in the NFL and he runs with such a straight up style he will probably be injured regularly. Of course, with that said, Eric Dickerson had the same style and had an outstanding NFL career.

    Now, if he dropped to the Cowboys pick, #32 in the first round, I might draft him.
  11. dargonking999

    dargonking999 DKRandom

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    got 2 love that draft pick, best one in the draft
  12. littlewebs

    littlewebs Everything I type is a lie. Except that. And that.

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    Not to be a jerk, but actually it's the worst pick in the draft. It just means something very nice happened 3 months earlier that makes it not so bad. :)
  13. dargonking999

    dargonking999 DKRandom

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    lol :D
  14. MONT17

    MONT17 New Member

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    JACKSON is a much better RB than JULES... but we were able to get SPEARS out of the deal, so thats nice... I would not draft PETERSON! I would wait until JUJO is a FA before replacing him!!!
  15. Doomsday101

    Doomsday101 Well-Known Member

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    I can't agree that I would pass on a top ranked RB because you can get a good back in later rounds. Heck you can say that about every position why spend a 1st round pick when on a QB when you can get 1 in a later round? If a college players talent is great ala Dorsett, Campbell, Payton, Dickerson and so on and you have an opportunity to get him in the 1st rd you do so.
  16. dargonking999

    dargonking999 DKRandom

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    http://www.nfl.com/players/playerpage/492974

    http://www.nfl.com/players/playerpage/492963

    2004- Jones Vs Jackson

    8 G 7 GS Vs 14 G 3 GS

    819 vs 673



    17 REC 109 Yards Vs 19REC 189 YArds


    2005 Jones Vs Jackson

    13 G 12 GS Vs 15 G 15 GS

    993 vs 1046

    35 218 vs 43 320


    In more games in 2004 Jackson failed to out produce Jones

    In more games and games started Jackson was barley able to out play Jones

    Not to mention Jackson has only had 4 games over 100 and none over 150
  17. ABQCOWBOY

    ABQCOWBOY Moderator Staff Member

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    No, spears came a year later. Last year, Jackson ran for 1046 yards on 254 carries. He had 8 TDs and averaged 4.1 yards a carry. He also had 43 catches for another 320 yards, 2 receiving TDs and 7.4 per catch average over 15 games. All this while sharing time with Faulk and playing in a predominatly passing offense. I think he's doing pretty good in only his second year.

    If Jones doesn't show up this year, I think I would take Peterson if the opportunity presented itself. He's a gifted a back as I've seen play in a long time. I liked him better the Bush when he was healthy. I see a player like Peterson much the same way I saw OJ Anderson in Parcells ofense with the GMen. I really like Peterson and I'm a Horns fan. You know I hate having to admit that. :laugh2:
  18. Verdict

    Verdict Well-Known Member

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    Whether you trade up for Adrian Peterson or not depends on how good you think he is. If you think he is good you don't trade up. If you think he is great, you spend what it takes to move up and get him, within reason. Since I think he is borderline great, I'd make the move and trade up to get him. He might be the best back to come out of college in 10 plus years if he is healthy.
  19. Cowboy Junkie

    Cowboy Junkie leonargized

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    I would but I do not know at what cost....
    I think Petterson when healthy is a better NFL back than Bush..
    On top of that I do not think Petterson will be in the top 2 picks next year
  20. Verdict

    Verdict Well-Known Member

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    If you trade up to get Peterson you could probably trade Jones and get some value out of him. That might partially offset what it would take to trade up and get Peterson. I will hazard a guess that the team trading down to allow you to get Peterson is going to want a little bit more than what the value chart says that pick is worth. A lot could happen between now and then though.

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