15 February 2008

Are You Kidding Me?

On NFL.com's Draft Rankings, as compiled by Mike Mayock, Rashard Mendenhall is the number one ranked running back. Above Darren McFadden. Sedrick Ellis is the number one ranked DT. Above Glenn Dorsey. Chad Henne is the number two ranked quarterback. Above Brian Brohm. Above Andre Woodson.

This is craziness. Rashard Mendenhall above Darren McFadden? Mendenhall is talented, sure - but he's had one productive year; McFadden is a two-time Heisman runner-up who's been compared favorably to Adrian Peterson.

Many times, I feel that so-called "pundits" (and, yes, C.E., I used the quotation marks intentionally, so don't freak out) rank players in order to create controversy rather than according to any sort of rationale. If I'm not mistaken, that's what Mayock has done here.

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