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Sunday, May 2, 2010

Draft Wrap: Rookie Losers

Below is my knee-jerk reaction to the draft's fantasy winners among the rookie class.  For the full analysis, see the NBCSports.com article here.

1. C.J. Spiller, Bills - May spend his rookie year returning kicks and working mostly out of the slot in a subpar offense.  Fred Jackson isn't going away on early downs, and Marshawn Lynch remains in the picture as well. 

2. Jermaine Gresham, Bengals - I don't trust the Bengals to heavily utilize the tight end in what is still a run-heavy offense.

3. Dexter McCluster, Chiefs - I worry about his slight build as a slot receiver.  He won't receive more than 2-3 carries per game.

4. Toby Gerhart, Vikings - Bench bound behind Adrian Peterson.

5. Jimmy Clausen, Panthers - A lot of people are underestimating Matt Moore, who finished last year 4-1 with a passer rating near 100.

6. Colt McCoy, Browns - Won't see the field as a rookie until late in the season when the Browns are playing out the string.

7. Joe McKnight, Jets - A third-down back stuck behind LaDainian Tomlinson early in the season.

8. Jonathan Dwyer, Steelers - Bench bound behind Rashard Mendenhall.

9. Anthony Dixon, 49ers - Bench bound behind Frank Gore.

10. Dorin Dickerson, Texans - Converting from tight end to wide receiver.

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