Now that the season is most likely going to be extended to 18 games, increasing the amount of wear and tear on players over the course of the year, it seems like a reasonable question to ask whether or not this is going to affect the draft stock of some players in this year's draft, specifically at running back. Backs usually go start going downhill after a few 300-carry seasons, so what's going to happen when a feature back is asked to carry the ball 400 times? Do you guys think the longer season (and thus increased roster sizes) are going to push more teams in the league towards running back committees rather than feature backs? If so, how is that going to affect the draft status of a bell cow like Mark Ingram?
No announcement yet.
Will the 18-game season affect RB draft stock?