Originally Posted by Dutchrudder
I would probably take him in the fourth too, but only if other options were not available. I personally don't like to deal with injured guys if I can avoid it. He hasn't even played in the preseason yet, so I don't know when he will be playing in the regular season. He's a risk, and I would prefer someone else take him.
You're right it's definitely a big risk and I'm pretty risk adverse when it comes to my top 6 picks or so. I had him on my do not draft list because I was seeing him go no later than pick 20 and I wasn't prepared to spend that much on him. The live draft played out differently and I just couldn't bring myself to pass on that kind of upside. I would also advise anybody who picks him to handcuff Gerhart.
He's been practicing without contact and says he's ready to go. There's talk that he might play in their next preseason game but I'm not holding my breath.