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Career stats: 530 carries, 2,533 yards, 34 touchdowns; 148 receptions, 1,408 yards, four touchdowns; 1,952 kickoff return yards, two touchdowns
Runners-up: DeMeco Ryans, Devin Hester, Greg Jennings, LenDale White, Marcus McNeill
Now this is more like it. The second round of the 2006 was rife with talent, and picking one guy as the best was not an easy task. At the end of the day, I went with MJD for two reasons.
First, I looked at where he was drafted. Of the five guys I mentioned, Jones-Drew went last. In fact, he was only six picks removed from being one of the best third-round picks of all time.
Second, I looked at the expectations. I can't necessarily speak to what the other guys were projected to do, but many fans were very disappointed by the pick.
Jones-Drew, already upset about having fallen to the second round, made his presence felt immediately. In his rookie year, he rushed for 941 yards (on just 166 carries) and 13 touchdowns.
That's not even counting his receiving numbers (436 yards, two scores) or his return stats (860 yards, one touchdown).
His versatility has made him one of the top fantasy backs in the NFL. Now we'll see if he can have the same success as the primary ball carrier.