Do you watch the modern NFL at all? Also stop the straw man crap because I never said “later rounds” I said like 3/4. Also it’s because that’s where some good backs will be available AFTER they draft for more important positions. Did you know that 15 of the top 20 RBs last year were drafted after round 1 and half of those guys were taken in rounds 4 and 5? Drafting another RB in round 1 when they need help at DT, G, WR, TE and maybe C is a classic Jerry move. He loves dummies like you.
Being inflexible is what gets teams in trouble.
In general you take TALENT. At pick 26 you are basically picking a 2nd round talent already. If a 1st round talent falls then you have to be flexible enough to pounce on that. You have to trust your draft department's grade on players.
Sure if there's a 1st round rated DL/WR vs RB then yes I based my choice on depth of the draft in those positions and my needs. But I don't write of drafting a RB automatically without knowing what's on the board at time of my pick.
Once again, you give me a SURE FIRE 3/4 round starter at RB and I'll be happy to oblige. But you have selective memory and forgot we drafted RB Randell, Choice among others who never panned out. There's a reason those players were 3-5 round choices.
We have needs at DT, G, WR, TE.....sure. You are so stuck in your ways you are willing to take the 5th or 7th best DT, 4 or 5th WR or reach for a G that's a 2nd round talent over what you scouting department grade of top 10-15 talent like Robinson?
Yeah, dummies like you is what we get when we force draft needs like Taco.