NFL Draft: Is C.J. Spiller Worth a Top 10 Pick?

March 31, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Since 2004, six teams have selected a running back in the top ten selections of the draft—and the theory makes sense to an extent.
Running backs set the tone for the whole offense, they carry the ball usually around 250 times a season, and while a decent back isn’t all that hard to find, having an elite one can lead a team to the promised land.
However, since 2004, only one of those running backs has enjoyed the success projected in Adrian Peterson. Ronnie Brown has been a solid, albeit struggling, back for the Dolphins, and guys like Cedric Benson, Reggie Bush and Darren McFadden haven’t lived up to their draft hype.
So, that brings us to the main point of this article: Is the 2010 projected top running back, C.J. Spiller of Clemson, worthy of being taken in the top ten?
The reason any playmaker gets taken in the top ten is that he’s viewed as more than just a “difference maker”. A...

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