The Counselor is IN:
Who to take with the #1 overall pick?
You can make the case for a few different guys. I will discuss three different guys. In a few lines I will give you the reasons you should chose of these guys and then why you might want to chose someone else.
1) Chris Johnson- RB- Tennessee Titians- 24 years old.
Johnson is the top contender for the number one spot. He rushed for 2,006 yards, 16 touchdowns, and an NFL-record 2,509 yards from scrimmage in 2009. He rushed for more than 100 yards in 11 consecutive games.
358 carries. That is the number of carries that Johnson had last year. Historically this large number of carries. Most of the runningbacks who have had 350+ carries during one season will have a much more pedestrian season the next year. Sometimes the player ends up with an injury plagued season.
2) Adrian Peterson- RB- Minnesota Vikings- 25 years old.
Peterson is a competitive running back who is on a great team with Brett Favre. Favre forces the defense to respect the pass and this will give All Day some running room. Peterson has been a top 5 fantasy player over the last three seasons. He had 18 touchdowns last season.
FUMBLE! Peterson has had a bad case of the fumbles with 16 over the last 2 seasons. His rushing yards per carry has gone down every season.
3) Maurice Jones- Drew- RB- Jacksonville Jaguars- 25 years old.
Maurice is a well rounded back who is coming into his own. Last season he had 1,391 yards on 312 carries with 15 TDs. He also had 53 receptions for 374 yards and one TD. I look for Jones-Drew to have a break out season this year.
He is not the home run hitter that Johnson is. He is not the power back of Peterson. He appears to be at the level below.
When weighing out the positives and negatives, I would personally draft Peterson number 1. I understand the rationale for drafting any of these three at overall number 1 slot.
The Counselor is OUT: