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Old 01-23-2007   #1
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There was a little snippet in the latest Sporting News magazine that named off the 5 people who will bring immediate improvement to whatever team they wind up on.

The 5th name on that list was Peterson. In this snippet, Shaun Alexander gave rousing endorsements to Peterson saying that he envisions Peterson as the next HB to reach the 2,000 yard plateau.

Take this for what it's worth, however LaDanian Tomlinson said something very similar to this, saying that he thinks Peterson will be on his level. I'd certainly take those reccomendations any day of the week.
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That's why I don't think that 7 other teams will pass on him before we can get him.
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All day, why would anyone be against this pick, I personally would trade up to make sure I got him.

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That's why I don't think that 7 other teams will pass on him before we can get him.
I don't think it happens either, but noone would have predicted Matt Leinart would fall to 10 either.
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I wouldnt be sad about that pick at all. My ONLY gripe would be that the shelf life of a RB is way less than that of a QB. We are better off a RB (wow, thats not saying much) than we are at QB. If I were to trade up, it would be to get JaMarcus.
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We are better off a RB (wow, thats not saying much) than we are at QB. If I were to trade up, it would be to get JaMarcus.
I think Sage very well could be a better QB than Dayne and company are running backs. Now, of course QB is a more important position, but we have to be damn near dead last in the league at RB. As for Peterson.. If he would have had a better bowl game, I think he would be a whole lot higher regarded right now.
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I think AP would play real well here and think he'd be a 1000 yard rusher easy. In San Diego or Seattle....yes 2000 is possible but not here...for a while at least
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All day, why would anyone be against this pick, I personally would trade up to make sure I got him.

As nice as it would be to have a great running back, we need defense.

If you are going to win in the AFC with all the offensive talent that is loaded throughout, if it is mandatory that you win at least 10 games to make a wild card birth, if you have Manning, Harrison, Wayne, VY, Jones-Drew in your division, you had better have a great defense.

Just my thought on the whole matter.
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if peterson is there, you draft him, no questions asked.
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if peterson is there, you draft him, no questions asked.
I agree with this man.

Thats too much value to pass up at that eight spot. Had Peterson stayed healthy he had number 1 overall potential. I don't see how you pass up that much value.
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Doesn't the injury risk scare you guys? This team can't afford picking Dominick Williams at 8 overall.

But there's no doubt he's a talent when healthy.
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The health isn't a concern...he broke his collarbone. It's not like we should be concerned beause he has "weak" collarbones, thats not the case. It was a freak accident. It would be different if it was a knee, or something else.

If he is available at #8, take him. He is a much better player than bush ever will be. I just don't think he will be available, even though I have seen a few mocks having him available.

Imagine this, Adrian Peterson our starting back, use him as a reggie bush though also, so we can put williams at back with him at slot for example. Bring in Dayne for power situations. Chris Taylor and Lundy can spell Williams/Peterson if needed.

That is one crowded, competitive backfield. Behind a healthy offensive line, I guarantee our rushing attack will be top 5 in the league.
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Well if he's there at 3 and the brownies are not enamored with the two offensive guys Quin and Petterson, they feel they can very good value with a defensive guy, or they can get Petterson with the eight, THAT opens the door for a move up and get Joe Thomas. OLT is the need on the ball club. Has been for five years. If they take All Day I'll be on board. Plenty of OLT prospects on the board in '08. I just don't feel he is quite the lock at Elite some of you are making out to be. Me I fix the o-line once and for all. Five years of mediocrity is enough for my tastes. Those three, Winston , Thomas and Spencer , if he makes it back, would lock down their o-line for ten years. Then you guys can have your pretty skill guys all you want. I won't gripe. The bobbles , so far, haven't moved this club up the nfl food chain yet. The common thread in this medicrity has been the o-line. Wanna argue chicken before the egg fine. Pick the guy at the eight. I just don't wanna see no griping on the board if the injuries are more than just a fluke. You knew what you were getting when you took the guy.
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Doesn't the injury risk scare you guys?
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Imagine this, Adrian Peterson our starting back, use him as a reggie bush though also, so we can put williams at back with him at slot for example.
Peterson is not that kind of player...
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Well if the Sporting News said it...
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I don't think it happens either, but noone would have predicted Matt Leinart would fall to 10 either.
Good point. I thought the first 3 picks in last years Draft should have been
VY, Leinert, and Jay Cutler with one or 2 teams trading up to be in the top
3 to get those guys. But surprise, surprise Leinert & Cutler fall to 10 and 11.
So if teams wanting QBs won't move up, why would teams wanting RBs do so ?
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I'm open up to the idea of having peterson. the injuries concern me a little bit though. not that the ones he has had will hinder him in the future or reoccur...they arent knee injuries or anything. But yes they do concern me. If you look at it as black and white, I'm looking at if he continues to have 'freak' injuries every year in the pros. what's the difference if he misses 6 games because of a broken hand on a tackle vs. 6 games at the end of the season with a acl tear. Then the following year, say something else freak happens and he's out more games....If he misses games thats what concerns me especially if its consistantly missing games.

I do not like the idea of moving up to get Thomas. Yea I would love to have him but we need ALL the picks we have. I'd be more inclined to trade down..and ge levi brown than trade up to get thomas. i know brown is 'no where near thomas level'.

If we don't get Peterson I hope we pick an elite DE,DT or FS with the first pick, whatever is the best value. I'm also hoping we address the oline through the draft like we did last year in the 3rd. Next years LT class will be a lot better in the 1st than this years, so I'm hoping we select one with our 1st next year. Thats very dangerous looking that far ahead though...plus we have been saying that about our oline the entire time....maybe next year...maybe next year. its caught up to us.
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At #8, AD will provide the best value as well as the need
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not that it matters this year, but allan patrick is a better fit than peterson.
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