Originally Posted by dryheat44
I've been a fan for a couple of years now, and I think he's a much better value at RB than McFadden. I'd love to see us pick up Jones. It wouldn't surprise me in the least if he had the better Pro career.
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It is a tough call to stay or go, Arkansas will likely remain a run first, run second and run third based offense. With a lot of touches he could become a Heisman candidate and first round pick. As it stands now I think he would be a 2nd rounder and there is a big difference in pay.
I like McFadden's style more for the pros, Jones seems like more of a college back, kinda like Maroney. I also don't see him as a good fit in New England, same skill set as Maroney, unless they get rid of Maroney which would really be a wasted draft pick.
All this running back talk reminds me of how easily replaceable these guys are. Larry Johnson goes down Holmes steps in, Holmes goes down the Smith steps in... Peterson goes down, Taylor steps in, etc., etc. etc.
The 2006 draft was bizarre, first a running back and then a WR (traded 2 good draft picks for Jackson). Just terrible, both these positions can be filled in later rounds or through free agency.