Originally posted by SF69ers:
Originally posted by OnTheClock:
It's nice he plays for Cal, but homerism doesn't equate to truth.
Spiller is better than Best, and is a multi-dimensional player that can beat you in virtually any way on the field.
As seen, he can blow right by you as a receiver. And as a runner. AND as a returner. This is what will make him a 1st round pick. Barring injury, there's not a chance Spiller falls out of the first. Not in my mind.
Any chance he may be available with our second 1st rounder? According to some other draft sites, he's listed in the 15-25 range. Yea I know, it's probably WAY too early to tell.
Possible, but I think right now it's unlikely. But you have to consider.. the draft is a loooong way away. Other factors are obviously what the drafting order is and what teams are picking in that area.
To say "so and so is going top 20" or "so and so is a sure-fire top 15 pick" right now is kind of an unwise thing to do. As far as the top backs though, I think Spiller unquestionably falls in the top five.
Top 5: Spiller, Dwyer*, Matthews*, Best*, and when healthy.. Kendall Hunter*
Spiller through Best I believe all are guys who would go in the first, but what order is hard to tell at this point. Matthews and Spiller are probably the most complete backs. Spiller has scored a touchdown in some way in every game this year. Dwyer is your workhorse power guy. Best is a fast, shifty guy, and Hunter (who I wouldn't expect to declare) can do a variety of things for you on offense as well. I think he'll be a day one pick in 2011.