Saturday, June 27, 2009
Et tu, Julius?
The conventional wisdom this offseason has been that Julius Jones would likely return to the feature RB role in Seattle, now that Maurice Morris has moved on to Detroit. As a result, Jones' average draft position has been significantly higher than you might expect.
Not so fast, my friend.
Seahawks.com reports that Greg Knapp, Seattle's offensive coordinator, has been vocal lately about his preference for a two- or three-back committee. Ouch. That means TJ Duckett will likely be the short-yardage and goal-line runner, and Justin Forsett could even get into the mix more.
That sound you're hearing is the air coming out of Julius' balloon. Feel free to pass him by in your draft, as he's unlikely to ever be starter-worthy except under the direst of circumstances.