If we stay put at #61, I think/hope we will draft Lamar Miller in Round 2 tonight if he falls to our pick. I like him better than every RB in the draft not named Richardson. Just like we added competition to the WR position, we need to do the same for RB. If/when Gore goes down, we need more than just Hunter and Jacobs. I would not be comfortable with our running game with just those two. Having another elite back provides great insurance for a power running team with an aging feature back and not much to replace him with. Along with his homerun hitting speed, I really like his decisiveness in hitting the hole and bursting through the line. Reminds me of Gore in this way.
Even though there is a lot of RB talent in next year's draft, I do not want to take the risk this year, when we can contend for a Super Bowl, of losing Gore and hurting our offense. Better to draft a RB a year too early than too late. Would you guys be upset with this pick? Will he make it to #61 do you think?
We could then pick up Ben Jones (Georgia) in the 3rd who is a quality C/G.
[ Edited by ezekiel40 on Apr 27, 2012 at 1:06 PM ]