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Old 01-02-2005   #1
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Default Is Cedric Benson worth a 1st round pick?

My opinion . . . NO!

He just doesn't impress me as someone who has the tools to succeed at the NFL level. He doesn't have anything that stands out as far being able to get separation or break tackles. It appears that he's only successful running behind a blue-chip offensive line in the Longhorns scheme.

But somehow, I just get the feeling the NFL scouts are asking, "where's that explosive burst off the line, and where is that great open field speed?"

He doesn't even display those qualities in college. In the NFL, it's a lot faster.

Can you say, "Jonathan Wells"?
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I don't think he is even as fast as Wells. NFL backup at best.
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Cedric will do fine in the NFL.
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Yes he is worth a 1st round pick. He is I think only the 5th or so player to have 4 consecutive 1000 yard seasons. That is amazing. He will get picked anywhere from 4-10.
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Yes he is worth a 1st round pick. He is I think only the 5th or so player to have 4 consecutive 1000 yard seasons. That is amazing. He will get picked anywhere from 4-10.
And the team that picks him will eventually regret it, I'm afraid.
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Benson = Bust...Career Back-up...
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