if you are going to claim an update on Feb 2, you should at least make it look like you've been watching the NBA this season. Kevin Martin hasn't been the Wolves 2 for months. A guy named Wiggins is the starter there. Maybe you've heard of him. They've also been playing LaVine as the backup there recently. They will not be drafting a 2 based on need. If Murray were the best available, that's possible. He isn't. Stick with football. It seems what you know.
@S.n.i.f.f.y Thanks for the feedback S.n.i.f.f.y.! I completely missed White going back to school, so I will change that pick as soon as I can. I can also definitely see Leonard Floyd going higher, but I just couldn't find a place to slot him that made a lot of sense. I'll probably end up mocking him top 20 in my next update. And I'm glad you like the Rams trade! I think that with a quarterback, that team could at least challenge for a playoff spot, though the difficulty of their division/the NFC will make it hard for them to get there. Thanks again for the read!
Inexperienced taking handoffs in traditional offense
Can improve receiving and blocking skills
Runs high at times opening himself up to big hits
Character red flags
Summary: Mikel Leshoure first has to answer for character concerns. A fight with a teammate in 2008 left him with a broken jaw. The next year, he was suspended for violating team rules.
Even if he put that behind him and produced a dominant season, those transgressions likely push him out of the first-round conversation. However, on the field he has great potential. Backs capable of playing on three downs are going extinct in the NFL. Leshoure has that type of ability with a little work. Also working in his favor is having only carried the ball 424 times at Illinois. It hurts him in the experience department, but he has plenty of tread left on his tires, so to speak.
Player Comparison: Cedric Benson. Clearly Benson was the more hyped prospect leading up to the 2005 NFL Draft and was selected fourth overall. However, the runners are of similar build and get by on power more than speed. Benson also was flagged for character leading up to the draft although obviously the Bears overlooked his transgressions. On the field, I think they are both tough runners with the hands to catch some passes.