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Monday, March 17, 2008

Dynasty Rankings | Rotoworld, March 2008

By Chris Wesseling

Dynasty Ranks: QBs and RBs

You have been dominating your high school buddies' re-draft league for years. Maybe the other attorneys at the law firm are too busy with real life to compete with you in fantasy football. You, however, are addicted. You are a fantasy football junkie, and you have a primal need to satisfy that competitive fix.

Michael Jordan retired at least once because of his Alexander the Great syndrome. After he conquered the world of basketball, he sat down and cried because there was nothing left to keep his competitive juices flowing. Luckily for re-draft owners, there is another level left to conquer: the dynasty format.

In dynasty leagues you keep every player on your roster from year to year. Your goal is build a dynasty that rivals the 1970s Steelers, 1980s 49ers, 1990s Cowboys, or the recent Patriots teams. Just as the Colts have Peyton Manning as the face of their franchise, so, too, can you. It's conceivable that you could have a player of Manning's caliber on your roster for his whole 15-17 year career in a dynasty league.

Dynasty leaguers generally stay involved throughout the calendar year, from the free agency and trade period, to the NFL Draft, and through training camp. The key to roster building and annual competition is to maintain a balanced nucleus of players that provides the best opportunity for success in the present while continuing to contend down the road.

On to the rankings . . .



1. Peyton Manning IND 32 - With Clark re-signed and Gonzalez ready to step up if Marvin doesn't snap back, Manning's consistency trumps Brady's career year.
2. Tom Brady NE 31 - Remains the NFL's best QB; Moss' return guarantees another great season, but Brady is not going to hit 50 TDs again.
3. Ben Roethlisberger PIT 26 - Easily the third best QB in the NFL and may bypass one of the Big Two in the next couple of years.
4. Carson Palmer CIN 28 - Can he bounce all the way back from an extremely disappointing season? Chad Johnson is going nowhere, and Chris Henry will be available for a full season . . . if he stays out of jail.
5. Tony Romo DAL 28 - Will move up if Dallas brings in a talented WR; two straight disappointing playoff performances and an over-reliance on T.O. leave room for doubt about level of future dominance.
6. Drew Brees NO 29 - Should be good for a consistent 4,000 yards and 25-30 TDs every year for the next few years, but what's with the Saints re-signing their own dreck at WR & TE the past couple of weeks?


7. Donovan McNabb PHI 31 - QBs like Eli Manning and Phil Rivers have been ranked ahead of him, in which case McNabb is the ideal buy low candidate for dynasty leaguers.
8. Jay Cutler DEN 25 - Impressive yards per attempt and completion numbers bode very well for future; would have liked to have seen a better acquisition than Keary Colbert, but Scheffler and Marshall form a very nice duo.
9. Marc Bulger STL 31 - Al Saunders and an improved offensive line could bring production back in line with career norms, but don't expect many TDs.
10. Matt Hasselbeck SEA 33 - Who is he going to be throwing to this year? With the Seahawks making an effort to upgrade the running game, he can't count on abnormally high passing attempt numbers again.


11. Derek Anderson CLE 25 - A window to make his mark as the Browns' franchise QB with the addition of Stallworth as a #3 weapon behind Edwards and Winslow; slightly worrisome word out of the Columbus Dispatch is that Anderson's 2009 bonus could essentially make his new contract a one-year deal if he doesn't play up to expectations.
12. Vince Young TEN 25 - Deserved a better fate last season after seeing a freakish number of TDs called back due to penalty, drops by a lousy receiving crew, or poor route running/miscommunication. Still has plenty of upside and the possibility of a true break-out season if the light flips on with improved weaponry.
13. Matt Schaub HOU 27 - He's going to have to stay healthy for all 16 games to shake the injury concerns, but there's a lot to like here. The yards per attempt and completion percentage were very promising, so he just needs to find Johnson and Daniels in the end zone more often to take the next step to reliable #1 as opposed to an aspiring Bulger.
14. David Garrard JAX 30 - A much better QB than commonly believed, but he's not likely to surpass last year's passing quality. If the running game slips from true dominance, does Garrard's production see an uptick from the increased attempts or do the passing lanes start to close with the defense no longer selling out against the run?
15. Eli Manning NYG 27 - The 64,000 Question: Did the epiphany occur in the last six weeks, or was it simply the flip-side of an inconsistent QB hitting a hot streak? I believe the latter, and I can't see how even a true believer can feel comfortable relying on a streaky, inconsistent Eli as a QB1 going forward.
16. Matt Leinart ARI 25 - High risk, high reward; after Warner's performance, there's going to be pressure to perform well right from the start. But if he does, he could easily see a 25 TD, 3700 yard season.
17. Philip Rivers SD 26 - Good news and bad news: The good news is that Rivers finally delivered consistently under pressure once the playoffs started. The bad news is that he showed flashes of David Carr happy feet and lack of arm strength during the season. Even worse, the ACL injury he suffered happened later in the season than Daunte Culpepper's, Carson Palmer's, and Donovan McNabb's . . . all of whom were much better QBs and struggled considerably in their first season back from injury. Why would we expect Rivers to do anything but disappoint in '08?


18. Aaron Rodgers GB 24 - Legit concern that he's been injury-prone in limited duty, but the pieces are already in place for him to succeed; just as importantly, he has both his coach and his GM glowing about his vast improvement over the past year.
19. Brady Quinn CLE 23 - Derek Anderson's $5M bonus before next season basically makes the 2-QB system a one year experiment. Quinn could definitely exploit an opening if Anderson doesn't show himself to be the Browns franchise QB in '08. The future is uncertain, but one of the two Browns QBs is likely to be starting elsewhere next season.
20. Jason Campbell WAS 26 - It would be foolish not to count on an adjustment period to the West Coast Offense and a new coaching staff; we've all seen him look very poised at times and extremely underwhelming at other times, so it will be interesting to watch his growth throughout '08. Remember the Losman/Grossman Effect: young QBs don't always get better.
22. JaMarcus Russell OAK 23 - Top of the line arm, perfect size, prodigious talent, but the footwork was an absolute mess and questions persist about his decision making; his career could go either way, and unfortunately, Oakland isn't exactly the ideal proving ground for a developing QB right now.
23. Jake Delhomme CAR 33 - Would make for the ideal throw-in on a larger deal if you believe he'll fully recover from Tommy John surgery; job security issues damage his long-term dynasty value, but he could recoup quite a bit of value in '08 with a more explosive offense featuring the always special Steve Smith plus the move to DeAngelo Williams at RB, and the additions of D.J. Hackett and Muhsin Muhammad.
24. Trent Edwards BUF 24 - Positive marks for poise, smarts, and an ability to lead an offense, but he needs to take a major step forward in playmaking and consistency; an upgrade in weapons would be nice as new OC Schonert plans to open up the passing game.
25. Drew Stanton DET 24 - Jon Kitna will be on a much shorter leash, so expect Stanton to get a chance at some point in '08; if Calvin Johnson and Roy Williams remain in Detroit, Stanton makes for a very intriguing high upside pet project.
26. Kellen Clemens NYJ 25 - Jets have nicely revamped a previously problematic offensive line and may be the favorites to land Darren McFadden. With an O-Line and a friendly running game, Clemens will be better able to get the ball to Coles and Cotchery.


27. Kevin Kolb PHI 24 - The new Matt Schaub? The new Aaron Rodgers? Either way, his value likely depends substantially on your league's roster size. He's a very nice stash as long as you realize he's a roster ornament for at least another year. Hope for one of the following: in-season injury to McNabb, a post-2008 McNabb trade, or Kolb becomes the new Schaub-like savior for a QB-desperate franchise.
28. Shaun Hill SF 28 - More of a game-manager type than Martz' previous QBs, but he does offer athleticism, a quick release, and the ability to lead an offense. There's some upside here, and if he beats out Alex Smith for the starting job, the whole 49er offense should receive a boost in value.
29. Tarvaris Jackson MIN 25 - If-big IF-Tarvaris can put it together, Berrian and a more experienced Sidney Rice offer some intriguing potential. I just can't get over the fact that he's the exact opposite of what the current Vikings franchise needs in a QB.
30. Jon Kitna DET 36 - Still has a window on '08 value with playmakers Calvin Johnson and Roy Williams, but his margin for error is razor-thin with Stanton waiting in the wings . . . and Kitna is never a strong bet to defeat his margin of error.
31. Kurt Warner ARI 37 - Simply put, he needs Leinart to fall on his face in the pre-season. Warner threw up valuable fantasy numbers the last 12 games of '07 and can do it again if given the opportunity.
32. Daunte Culpepper UFA 31 - The opportunity isn't likely to be forthcoming (nor should it be), but Culpepper makes for a nice high-upside, albeit long shot, stash. Better to carry a long shot with high upside than a player you will never use even if he does get an opportunity to play.


33. Alex Smith SF 24 - Two of his three NFL seasons have produced historically bad performances. I don't think he beats Shaun Hill in a fair competition, but the 49ers have a lot invested here.
34. John Beck MIA 27 - Thoroughly unimpressive in a four game rookie trial. It remains to be seen if he'll be given the reigns to start in '08, but either way there's not going to be much of a grace period.
35. J.P. Losman BUF 27 - It's getting awfully late in the game for Losman to find a starting opportunity via trade. His best bet for value would be with Chiefs, Falcons, Vikings, or Ravens.
36. Jeff Garcia TB 38.5 - He's a better NFL than fantasy QB at this stage of his career and a poor bet at age 38 to stay as healthy and productive as last season.
37. Chad Pennington NYJ 32 - Due a hefty bonus and salary this season, the onus is on the Jets to find a taker. It's simply not practical to have a backup QB making that kind of scratch; the Vikings would be a perfect match.
38. Byron Leftwich UFA 28 - I still say he can help several teams around the league as a starting QB. For all of the talk about the long windup, he's long been a low turnover QB without a sack problem.
39. Sage Rosenfels HOU 30 - The Practically Perfect Backup QB could pick up some value if traded to the Vikes, but will certainly drop a tier if he remains in Houston.
40. Luke McCown TB 27 - The better of the Passing McCown Brothers has flashed some interesting ability in small doses. Would have to beat out Griese to get on the field this season, but this McCown could conceivably have a future as a starter down the road.
41.Troy Smith BAL 24 - Not ready yet to help an offense put up consistent points, but he has shown impressive field general abilities. Still raw, but may get a shot down the road.
42. Kyle Orton CHI 25 - Plucky. That's it. That's the list. OK, neckbeard. That's on the list too. Woe are the Bears.
43. Rex Grossman CHI 28 - Come on. He's simply odious. Before last season, I called him a "turnover prone, inconsistent, inaccurate headcase." I was feeling nice that day.
44. Brodie Croyle KC 25 - If Grossman is odious, then Croyle is, of course, appallingly bad. The Chiefs are seriously deluded if he starts week one.


45. Steve McNair BAL 35 - The early favorite to start in Baltimore, but it's going to be tough for even the bionic man to throw with a fork sticking out of his back.
46. Chris Redman ATL 31 - Last man standing could be a band-aid for a year, but I don't think the Falcons are done shopping quite yet.
47. Quinn Gray UFA 29 - Another long release guy, this one comes with major accuracy and consistency issues but possesses all the physical tools; could end up in Green Bay as Rodgers' backup.
48. Seneca Wallace SEA 28 - Could put up interesting fantasy numbers if ever given a shot at regular playing time.
49. Damon Huard KC 35 - He's no great shakes, but he's a hell of a lot better than Brodie Croyle; with the Chiefs far from contending mode, Huard is stuck in no man's land.
50. Matt Moore CAR 24 - Looked decent in late season action . . . certainly better than any Carolina backups of the past two seasons.
51. Brian Griese TB 33 - Will battle Luke McCown to see who starts once Garcia gets injured.
52. *Michael Vick ATL 28 - How large is your roster?
53. Billy Volek SD 32 - Fantasy leaguers keep insisting that he must be passing up better opportunities elsewhere; but what are the chances NFL GMs are as fond of his game as fantasy owners are?
54. Trent Green STL 38 - Decent shot at Kurt Warner-like startable value if Bulger goes down, but keep in mind any value would be of the fleeting variety.
55. Kyle Boller BAL 27 - Has failed and failed again to generate offense. Poor man's Rex Grossman lacks the headcase nature but also the playmaking ability.



1. Adrian Peterson MIN 23 - Simply the most talented player on the field.
2. Steven Jackson STL 25 - Rams and new offensive coordinator Al Saunders are committed to building the offense around the multi-dimensional S-Jax.
3. LaDainian Tomlinson SD 29 - Have we seen the last of the truly dominant LT2? He may bounce back with a vengeance after all the flack he took for the Pats game, but it's tough to rank him higher at the crucial RB age of 29.
4. Brian Westbrook PHI 29 - Money in PPR leagues and still underrated, but injuries are a constant concern; is this off-season the time to flip him for a younger talent before it's too late?
5. Frank Gore SF 25 - Talented, well-rounded, great job security, and in line to haul in a ton of receptions in Martz' offense which saw Marshall Faulk take his game to the next level.
6. Joseph Addai IND 25 - Safe call in the Colts offense, but is 300 touches per year his limit?
7. Maurice Jones-Drew JAX 23 - One of the best players in the NFL and averages a TD per game even in limited touches; his time for Westbrook-like domination is coming like a freight train.
8. Marshawn Lynch BUF 22 - Should see his role expand on the heels of an impressive rookie season.


9. Marion Barber III DAL 25 - He and Ronnie Brown have consistently given me the most trouble since I've started these rankings, and this offseason is no different. Barber's distinct strengths (runs hard, scores often, well-rounded) and weaknesses (runs too hard, likely to wear down with major increase in carries, could lead to short career, Cowboys likely to add a talented counterpart) make for a complex value judgment for dynasty leaguers.
10. Clinton Portis WAS 27 - Something is askew here: his owners are constantly trying to deal him, but they also consider him an elite back. The problem is he's not quite the ideal RB1 that dynasty leaguers want to rely on, but it's increasingly difficult to trade him for an upgrade.
11. Reggie Bush NO 23 - We have to accept the fact that he's not the dynamic homerun hitter he was hyped to be, but he's still gold in PPR leagues and was used at the goal-line while Deuce was injured.
12. Larry Johnson KC 28 - With the dwindling yards per carry, the 400+ carry season of '06, the foot injury, the perdition of what was once possibly the best O-Line in NFL history, and now a punchless Croyle-led offense, L.J. simply has too much going against him to return to '05-'06 form. Those days are gone.
13. Ronnie Brown MIA 26 - Here's the crux of the problem: even with the advances of modern medical technology, no RB in history has returned as the same back immediately after ACL surgery. If Brown won't be truly himself again until '09, what's his dynasty value? Can he be counted on as a fantasy starter at all in '08? The answer to that last question is going to count for a lot in determining his value.
14. Willis McGahee BAL 26 - High marks in job security and consistent production, but the Ravens offense inspires so little faith.
15. Ryan Grant GB 25 - The Packers love his game, so there's no worry about job security any time soon; how will Favre's exit affect the value of the running game?
16. Laurence Maroney NE 23 - It will be interesting to see if the Pats trust Maroney in short yardage after his success there late in the season; Maroney is a talented back in a great offense, but there are still legit concerns about his usage patterns in that offense.


17. Willie Parker PIT 27 - When you lose goal-line carries and third-down work, you lose a hefty portion of your fantasy value; I like FWP, but I've always sensed that the Steelers don't trust him to be a true workhorse.
18. DeAngelo Williams CAR 25 - Not likely to get regular goal-line work regardless, but if Carolina stays with Toefield as his timeshare partner, Williams gets another spike in value. If they draft a talented back, the questions will linger.
19. Jamal Lewis CLE 29 - Too many dynasty owners are writing off a talented back playing very well with fresh legs; there aren't too many RBs around the league with this much job security and a guaranteed prominent role in a highly productive offense. Frankly, I probably have him too low as opposed to too high.
20. Michael Turner ATL 26 - Will be the Thunder to Norwood's Lightning in ATL, meaning Turner will get the early down and short-yardage work but will likely lose some value in the passing game. Will he find the end zone enough to make up for Norwood's production drain?
21. Brandon Jacobs NYG 26 - He will always face questions about staying healthy and being a bit of a novelty act, and now he has to contend with an Ahmad Bradshaw problem.


22. Earnest Graham TB 28 - Most of his value is going to be tied up in the 2008 season with the Bucs showing a definite interest in finding another reliable RB by hook or by crook; he can help you win now, but there's just not enough long-range value here.
23. Julius Jones SEA 27 - New starting RB for the Seahawks could regain quite a bit of value; now let's see what they do in the draft.
24. LenDale White TEN 23 - In addition to the dedication, weight, and maturity issues, BakeSale has picked up a couple more: (1) He's useless if the Titans are playing from behind and (2) The Titans are going to be continually on the lookout for a quality RB to pair with him and siphon production.
25. Pierre Thomas NO 23 - Like Willie Parker a couple of years ago, Thomas could capitalize on a huge Week 17 game to carve out a prominent role in his team's offense especially if Deuce's microfracture right knee and ACL left knee hold him back.
26. Justin Fargas OAK 28 - What are the chances he stays healthy and holds off all of the competition for his job throughout the whole season? Sell (relatively) high if it's not too late.
27. Ahmad Bradshaw NYG 22 - I was eyeballing his game for weaknesses throughout the playoffs, but I didn't find any glaring ones; he may not be able to carry a full load, but the question is moot with Jacobs in front of him.


28. Michael Bush OAK 24 - Now that he's healthy, can he stay healthy? If so, he has a better chance to eat into Fargas' work than Rhodes or Jordan do; is he more of a time-share back or a guy who can carry the load in the future?
29. Thomas Jones NYJ 30 - With the Jets' revamped O-Line, he could move up a bit as long as the Jets don't draft a RB in the first couple of rounds; unfortunately, many suspect the Jets are the likely McFadden landing spot.
30. Edgerrin James ARI 30 - His goal-line and passing game production have already been taken away, and the Cardinals are now looking for his successor in the draft; still a possibility of being cut this spring/summer.
31. Travis Henry DEN 29 - The definition of ethereal value; if stability is London, then Henry is Tokyo.
32. Rudi Johnson CIN 28 - He looks like he's running on dead legs, but there's some chance his poor production was more the result of the hamstring injury than being washed up. Either way, he's reached the point where he could lose his job at a moment's notice . . . if he hasn't already.
33. Selvin Young DEN 24.9 - Talented, explosive, and well-liked by his head coach, but he's never going to dominate the carries.


34. Jerious Norwood ATL 25 - As expected, Norwood won't be given an opportunity to shoulder the load in ATL; how valuable can he be with limited touches?
35. Chester Taylor MIN 29 - As valuable of a pure backup as any RB in the league, Taylor is still most valuable to Adrian Peterson owners; won't be a free agent until after the '09 season when he'll be almost 31-years-old.
36. Kevin Jones UFA 26 - Won't be back by week one, will be less than 100% when he does play, will be injured quickly as soon as he does come back, and will likely be splitting carries wherever he winds up. What's the fantasy football equivalent of a "face for radio" or a "face only a mother could love"? A running back only an intractably twitterpated owner could love.
37. Ricky Williams MIA 31 - Could be a good story here if Brown is slow to return to last year's form; after a couple of seasons away from football, Ricky should have fresh legs and is one of the few backups who can carry a full load if needed.
38. Kenny Irons CIN 25 - There's definitely a window of opportunity in Cincinnati's backfield right now, but it's going to tough for Irons to exploit it at less than 100% in the year following ACL surgery.
39. Tatum Bell DET 27 - Currently the starting RB in Detroit, but that's likely to change before long.
40. Cedric Benson CHI 25 - Injury prone, headcase RB lacking in explosiveness and receiving ability just lost a step he couldn't afford to lose and now likely to be splitting carries at best. Where do I sign up?
41. Fred Taylor JAX 32 - Has as much value as a 32-year-old, part-timer without goal-line and passing game opportunities can possibly have.
42. Ahman Green HOU 31 - Mistakenly regarded as washed up when he should more accurately be portrayed as a RB who can still play and play well but can't stay healthy under a full workload at this stage of his career.
43. Chris Brown HOU 27 - Picked a good situation with Texans' zone blocking scheme and no dominant RB in front of him, but Brown just can't be relied on as more than a committee back.


44. Ladell Betts WAS 29 - Now more of an insurance for Portis as opposed to a backfield complement; startable in the event of a Portis injury but valueless in the meantime.
45. Derrick Ward NYG 28 - Looks like his injury history scared off potential suitors, so he re-signed with the Giants dampening his value in the process.
46. Chris Henry TEN 23 - Titans are continually on the lookout for a backfield upgrade, but Henry is the choice for third down work and White right now.
47. LaMont Jordan OAK 29.8 - Just release him already! He turns 30 this season and the chronic back problems leave him as nothing more than a backup option, but he has a chance to be startable for a few games at a time if he gets the opportunity.
48.Cadillac Williams TB 26 - We've heard everything from "career's over" to "suiting up by week one." The most likely scenario is that he'll start the season on the PUP list and will be a shadow of his former self once he does return . . . and truth be told his former self wasn't all that hot to begin with.
49. Leon Washington NYJ 26 - A homerun hitter, but just not physical enough to ever be more than a part-timer; his only hope for value is to catch enough passes to be useful in PPR leagues.


50. Deuce McAllister NO 29 - Wait, ACL surgery on his left knee and microfracture surgery on his formerly reconstructed right knee? Now that's a horse of a different color for a 30-year-old RB. Why weren't we informed of this microfracture surgery? I can't envision a scenario where Deuce is not washed up at this point.
51. Shaun Alexander SEA 31 - Just a matter of time before he's cut by Seattle; could end up in the mix for his hometown Bengals. His days as a workhorse are long gone, and he's going to struggle to ever maintain fantasy relevance again.
52. Sammy Morris NE 31 - Was a good fit in New England's offense, but Maroney stepped up when Morris was out with his sternum/clavicle injury; will he keep the short-yardage/goal-line work? Always a chance for an increased role with the whims of Belichick.
53. Chris Perry CIN 26 - As brittle as brittle can be, and likely lost more than a step by now, but there's a window of opportunity in Cincy's backfield.
54. Kenny Watson CIN 30 - Too pedestrian to grab hold of the starting RB job and run with it, but a repeat of his effective '07 season is possible if no other RB steps up for the Bengals.
55. Brandon Jackson GB 22 - Jackson owners who drafted him with a high rookie pick want to believe he could eventually win the job from Grant, but it's just not going to happen. Jackson is buried behind Grant, and he'll be lucky to get regular 3rd down duty.
56. Lorenzo Booker MIA 24 - Only hope for value is as a flex player in PPR leagues. Can he catch enough passes to make himself relevant?
57. Musa Smith UFA 26 - Not without talent, but too unreliable due to injury history; would have to land in the ideal situation to merit a look beyond a stash option.
58. Najeh Davenport PIT 29 - Likely to keep goal-line/short yardage duties as Parker's complement, but Moore could take over on third downs; has startable value if Parker goes down with an injury again.
59. Mewelde Moore PIT 26 - A weapon in the passing game and likely to take over punt-return duties; has a track record of impressive performance in small doses but gets nicked up too easily.
60. Dominic Rhodes OAK 29 - Strictly a backup to Fargas and could find himself behind Bush by the time the season starts.
61. Kenton Keith IND 28 - Would have some nice value as a sidekick to Addai if the Colts weren't looking to upgrade at RB in this year's draft.
62. Darren Sproles SD 25 - Explosive. Could find fantasy value as a receiving weapon out of the backfield if the Chargers made it a point to get the ball to him, but his slight build and the presence of LT2 will ultimately keep him from handling the ball enough to make a sizable fantasy impact.
63. Kolby Smith KC 23 - Was decent in a five-game trial at the end of the season, but he's limited to backup duty going forward.
64. Adrian Peterson CHI 29 - Right now he's the most effective RB in Chicago, but will likely go back to his former role when new talent is added in the draft.
65. DeShaun Foster SF 28 - Signed a meager contract to head West as Frank Gore's backup; don't look for a heavy role in the offense unless Gore gets injured.


66. Andre Hall DEN 26 - Any RB in DEN could get a shot, but he's definitely third on the depth chart even before April's draft; didn't ingratiate himself to his coach by getting arrested last month.
67. Antonio Pittman STL 22 - More of a pure backup than Brian Leonard at this point.
68. Tony Hunt PHI 22 - Could become the short-yardage back in Philly, but not likely to ever be more than one half of a time share backfield.
69. J.J. Arrington ARI 25 - Appears the Cardinals don't see him as anything more than a third down back.
70. Fred Jackson BUF 27 - Coaching staff is high on him, but he's more of a change of pace/backup as opposed to a guy with an opportunity.
71. DeShawn Wynn GB 24 - Green Bay sees him as more of a pure backup than Jackson, but Wynn's injuries have put him solidly on the bench behind Ryan Grant.
72. Chris Taylor HOU 24.8 - Long shot, but the coaching staff seems high on him.
73. Vernand Morency GB 28 - Ceiling is third down back.
74. T.J. Duckett SEA 27 - Same old Duckett, should take over the short-yardage in Seattle.
75. LaBrandon Toefield CAR 28 - Could be D-Willy's short-yardage legs in Carolina if they don't grab a high round RB in the draft.
76. Jesse Chatman NYJ 29 - Thomas Jones insurance.
77. Warrick Dunn TB 33 - Ill-suited to third down work at this point in his career, but that's where he's going to play.

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