[QUOTE=NY2FLDWC85;4502954]I would also love an x-factor, game changing, freak of nature type of RB beast at the RB position myself. But I'm also thankful we have a very solid back in Shonn Greene for the time being. Some fans are completely against drafting a RB during the first round and/or second rounds, due to the fact that they're "a dime a dozen". I've always completely disagreed. Yeah, yeah, I know, guys such as Fred Jackson and Adrian Foster went undrafted etc, etc but...
[B]Reggie Bush[/B]: 1st round, 2nd overall.
[B][COLOR="Red"][COLOR="Blue"]Darren McFadden[/COLOR][/COLOR][/B]: 1st round, 4th overall.
Cedric Benson: 1st round, 4th overall.
[B][COLOR="Red"][COLOR="Blue"]Adrian Peterson[/COLOR][/COLOR][/B]: 1st round, 7th overall.
Marshawn Lynch: 1st round, 12th overall.
Ryan Matthews: 1st round, 12th overall.
[B]Jonathan Stewart[/B]: 1st round, 13th overall.
[B]Rashard Mendenhall[/B]: 1st round, 23rd overall.
[B]Willis McGahee[/B]: 1st round, 23rd overall.
[B][COLOR="Blue"]Chris Johnson[/COLOR][/B]: 1st round, 24th overall.
[B]Steven Jackson[/B]: 1st round, 24th overall.
Beanie Wells: 1st round, 31st overall.
[B][COLOR="Red"][COLOR="Blue"]Matt Forte[/COLOR][/COLOR][/B]: 2nd round, 44th overall.
[B][COLOR="Blue"]LeSean McCoy[/COLOR][/B] 2nd round, 53rd overall.
[B][COLOR="Red"][COLOR="Blue"]Ray Rice[/COLOR][COLOR="Blue"]:[/COLOR][/COLOR][/B] 2nd round, 55th overall.
[B][COLOR="Blue"]Maurice Jones-Drew[/COLOR][/B]: 2nd round, 60th overall.
As you can see, more than half the NFL's starting RB's were drafted during either the 1st or 2nd rounds. The players highlighted in black bold print are just the players that I, myself personally, have always loved in regards to overall talent. Reggie Bush hasn't lived up to his Gale-Sayers hype, but he is an explosive athlete and a true offensive weapon coming out of the backfield. The players I have in blue? Those are blue-chip prospect who I'd love to see on the Jets. Anyone of those blue chip players would instantly turn Sanchez and the Jets offense into an explosive one. So, if you're not willing to spend a 1st round draft pick on a running back, then you have no right complaining about the ability/talent/potential of Shonn Greene. Sometimes you get what you pay for, in our case? We paid for a 3rd round talent in Shonn Greene.
With Sanchez as our Quarterback moving forward.
John Conner as our starting/developing fullback.
Holmes as our #1 WR.
Hill as a potential #1/#2 wide out (We can't quit on him after only 1 year heading into next years draft).
Kerley as our slot receiver.
Keller as our pass catching TE (That's if we extend his contract)
Ferguson as our Franchise LT.
Mangold as our all-pro Center.
(8 of 11 starters mentioned).
Revis, Cromartie and Wilson as our trio of CB's.
Bell and Landry as our two Safety's.
Harris as our #1 IMLB.
Bart Scott as our #2 IMLB .
Demario Davis as a potential replacement.
Wilkerson and Coples as our DE's.
Pouha/Ellis as our NT's.
(9 of 11 starters mentioned).
As you can see, we do have holes (here and there), but we also have lots of building blocks moving forward. I'm all for going for the highest rated/ranked RB during round 1 of next years draft. A developing franchise QB in Sanchez. A #1 WR in Holmes. A true pass catching TE in Keller. A potentially strong outside WR in Hill. What are we missing in regards to the skilled positions? An explosive running back. I'm all for the drafting of a 1st round talent. Of course we may have concerns heading into next years draft in regards to our offensive line (RT) and defense (OLB's and maybe Safety's) but I wouldn't mind us going RB during round 1 with OLB during round 2. Pace and Thomas are getting up there.[/QUOTE]
I really liked the idea of Peyton Hillis, he signed for 1 yr 3 mil, that would have been a good low risk/high reward signing, maybe Ganaway or McKnight will be that guy if we're lucky