Maurice Jones-Drew is a beast, a little (by football terms but not by human terms, I mean, he’s be the biggest strongest soccer player in the history of the sport, so it’s all relative) mound of muscle that batters defenses. Having said that, we know what happens to running backs when they hold out and none of it’s good. Now, MJD isn’t Chris Johnson. Pocket Hercules has character and doesn’t wear a gold grill in his mouth. He’s going to be working out hard and he isn’t going to to relax if/when he gets the payday. We actually don’t think he will get the pay day he is looking for and that may lead to a disgruntled star rusher.
Our stance is that we don’t take big risks in round one. Therefore, we are passing on MJD in the first. That could change if he reports and has a couple weeks to get into football shape, but unless that happens we are going to steer clear. If he’s there in the mid-second round MJD just might represent such incredible potential upside that we’d jump at him.
FFToday projects 273/1,201/8 rushing and 40/355/2 through the air.
FFToolbox.com has him ranked as #7 in their RB rankings
Clearly, we are in the minority when it comes to our caution on MJD. Tell us what you think…