Fitz Gets Me Ripped

Jul 2, 2009

So the participants in the West Sports Report Mock Draft were asked to name their reaches and steals, as well as the reaches and steals for the overall draft. Check out the article here.

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I opted to take Larry Fitzgerald with the 5th overall pick.  Fitz has 1400+ yards and 10 TDs in three of the past four years.  Several of the participants chose that as the biggest reach. 

Here’s my defense:

To defend my selection, every year there are several first round RBs don’t meet expectations.

2008 – Marshawn Lynch, Addai, Marion Barber III, Ryan Grant
2007 – Larry Johnson, S-Jax, Deuce Mcallister, Rudi Johnson, Travis Henry, Edge, Maroney
2006 – Shaun Alexander, LaMont Jordan

My memory fails me a bit, but i’m sure there were a few more.

Despite taking Fitz at 5, I am happy with my back set:
Ronnie Brown, Moreno, LenDale, Bradshaw, and Fred Taylor

I do admit, if I could do it over I would take LT over Fitz, but I still would take Fitz over S-Jax (injury), Chris Johnson (sophomore slump?/time share), Portis (tons of carries), etc.

If you think I’m nuts, feel free to pile on.  I can take it.  If you think I’m on to something in the pass heavy new NFL, then step out there with me.  It’s not so bad.

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