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We got together with the Footballguys staff members and asked a simple question: Which player -- generally taken in the third round -- do you least-like having on your team?
Here are their answers.
I don't advocate targeting Evan Engram, Stefon Diggs, T.Y. Hilton, or Kareem Hunt this early, but my least favorite of this bunch is easily Ronald Jones II. While Jones did better than most expected last year, he's still a committee back without any particularly differentiated skills. If Bruce Arians thought Jones was the centerpiece of the running game, he wouldn't have used an early draft pick on Keshawn Vaughn and signed long-time veteran LeSean McCoy.
For the player I'm avoiding, there are several that do not excite me. Marquise Brown is too boom/bust for me to take as a weekly starter, while I don't trust the run game situations in Detroit or Tampa Bay, so both D'Andre Swift and Ronald Jones II are out - unless I am playing a best ball/committee, RB2/flex strategy. I also don't trust Cleveland, so while Jarvis Landry is the cheapest of all, my pick for the top player to skip is Kareem Hunt. The Browns are going to go as far as Nick Chubb carries them, and Hunt's value is going to plummet if former Falcon TE Austin Hooper provides more passing value this season. Over half of Hunt's production last year came as a receiver, and that could easily drop with more action going towards Hooper. I am taking a hard pass on the backup/third-down back for Cleveland.
Swift is the player I'm avoiding here. Kerryon Johnson is still in Detroit, and the typical learning curve rookies face will be steeper in a COVID-19-altered offseason.
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