From what I've seen of Eckel, he's got a good motor. I'm just saying that if Morris is shelved for an extended period and it looks like Maroney will be back soon or needs to be eased back in, we can go with what we have without spending draft picks. A previous poster mentioning Welker's history as a running back also is kind of intriguing. Imagine Troy Brown in the slot and Welker coming out of the backfield a la Faulk, with Moss, Stallworth and Watson in the mix. If Morris is really hurt, it's true we'll need another back. I just don't want to see us lose a draft pick for it.
I don't get all the love for Eckel. He looks like a run of the mill JAG.
It is an interesting situation, Morris is the key. If he misses extended time or is out for the year then both Faulk and Maroney have to take more carries. Neither has a track record of being able to handle a lot of carries. If Morris is out then a big short yardage back will be brought in.
Maroney looks close being ready but in all likelihood he will not make it too the end of the year. Tough call, I guess I would do nothing and then try to steal a player from a practice squad or get a street free agent. It is not like there will be any quality players available for a trade.