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Old 12-10-2004   #1
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Mentioned in another unrelated thread that Cedric Benson would be the 1st RB selected & could end up in Miami as the 2nd player chosen or more likely in a trade down. It all depends on the situation and the team drafting and how they grade out a player who best incorporates their needs. Yes I like Ronnie Brown, he is a power runner that would just as soon run a guy over as make him miss but I like Cadilac Williams the way he can create & stretch out the corners with break away speed just as much.

To me Cedric seems like the franchise back, a workhorse you can feed the ball to, like a Ricky Williams. Miami would seem to be a perfect fit, if they think to pick up extra picks they might trade down, opportunity for the Texans to get Derrick Johnson or Antrell Rolle? Maybe, but I digress in your opinion who will be the #1 overall Running back selected in the 2005 draft?
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Ced's draft position is directly related to his 40 time, but I still think he is going to be the first RB taken regardless of his 40 because he is that workhorse teams like. However, if you told me to pick a RB then I would go with Ronnie Brown. He can catch the ball out of the backfield and the Auburn coaches said he has the best hands on the team. I really like his combination of size and speed also. Andre Johnson is 220 pounds and runs a 4.3 forty, Brown is 230 pounds and runs a 4.4 forty.
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I like Fiddy's answer. Although I don't see Benson going as high as #2 no matter what he runs in the 40.

I can't see the Dolphins using a top 3 pick in anybody. They need help in so many areas and they're already lacking picks thanks to bad personnel decisions. They've got to trade down.
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I see the RB draft order as

First RB taken - Williams - probably around the 7th overall pick

Second taken - Brown - 12th to 17th - we might take a sniff

Third - Benson - late 1st and may slide to 2nd - he is a pounder, but seems too slow IMO to be a premier NFL back.
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I see the RB draft order as

First RB taken - Williams - probably around the 7th overall pick

Second taken - Brown - 12th to 17th - we might take a sniff

Third - Benson - late 1st and may slide to 2nd - he is a pounder, but seems too slow IMO to be a premier NFL back.
Cedric Benson will more than likely be the first back drafted.... Carnell might go pick 8-12 and brown could drop as low as 25.

This is according to all of the mock drafts I have seen thus far, and even Mel Kiper has Benson rated as the number 1 back. Benson will run a forty below 4.55 so he will not be considered too slow.
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i think jj arrington will blow up and be in the top 3. he's the bomb.
I started the December think that Ronnie Brown would be a great pick up, but after pulling up some game footage an d highlight packages, I'm now praying to tha Almighty that JJ falls into our laps.

Also, this is the first time I've ever agreed with hetero...EVER!
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