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I think LJ is right about where he should be. I like Westbrook a lot. I sorta think Westbrook should be second on that list and AP down to 3rd or 4th, since he's only had one year and the other backs on this list (top 10 anyway) have been doing this consistently for years.
They were correct about LJ though, he won't make people miss, but you would be hard pressed to find a harder runner. He makes people pay when he runs, that's why I like him, and the people who say he is done or over in the NFL don't watch many Chiefs games.
And I'm sorry, but no, Gore should not be higher than LJ.
Well open your little eyes and see that no one is gonna be "carrying the load" anymore. It's not too hard to notice that if you give a guy the rock 30 times a game, he's gonna be burned out in 3 years. When he has the ball in his hands, he's a top 10 running back.
And he won't get hurt so long as he doesn't carry the ball that many times a game, hence the drafting of Felix Jones.
Did you watch Addai and Gore run last year, and Gore the year before...
The homer in me says Leon Washington should be higher than #57, especially with guys like LaMont Jordan and rookies like Matt Forte, Chris Johnson, and Ray Rice ahead of him. Nothing against the rookies but they aren't proven yet and Washington has been solid with a pretty terrible line and is great out of the backfield. To be quite frank, I don't htink the article should have included rookies and vets together, but maybe done the top 50 vets and top 10 rookies seperately since rookies haven't done anything yet in the league and it's tough to compare them to guys that have already played in the NFL. The article also didn't do a great job listing weaknesses, why would a guy whose weaknesses are pass blocking and goal line/short yardage be down at 57? Or a guy like Chris Brown whose weaknesses were essentially just durability down around there as well? As someone mentioned, I think Betts should have been higher too.