Sep 7, 2008 0
Saturday was my first foray in RotoBowl and it didn’t quite go as planned.
Here’s a look at my draft and what I was thinking on each pick.
Frank Gore: I had the fifth pick. It came down to the upside of Gore or the safety of Marion Barber. I chose the upside with Gore in perhaps the best offensive scheme in the NFL where the backs put up huge numbers.
Tom Brady: Those footballinjuries.com subscribers who have followed my drafting habits over the years know that I rarely take a QB before the fifth round. This pick came down to Marques Colston or Brady. I knew neither play would be there for me in the next round. I had targeted Braylon Edwards who went right before me. I just couldn’t get around what Brady did last year. But I also looked ahead, as I always do, to see who might be there for me with the next pick. You have to always plan out what might happen if you take a player here. The plan would be to go with Brandon Marshall or Steve Smith or even Santonio Holmes in the next round.
Santonio Holmes: Interestingly, Marshall went off the board [...]