Domanick Davis: If there were a player that has screwed up the most "early drafts" this year, it's gotta be DD. Most likely, DD is out for the season (maybe popping in for week 15 or 16, after the Texans are done). Once a second round pick, DD drops off the charts entirely. To make up for this, Wali Lundy moves into the RB #1 spot (hypothetically), and makes for a later draft pick. Don't forget about this guy, as he's in a position to put up DD-esque numbers (probably even better).
Curtis Martin/Priest Holmes: Can you say "Finished?" The big guy on the Jets is likely done, along with the ailing Holmes. The outcome? Kevan Barlow gets the starting nod, and Larry Johnson's job is safe. Speaking of LJ...
The Entire Chiefs Offense: And why would I be so cruel as to list them here? One man: Willie Roaf. When Roaf missed games last year, Gonzo was reduced to blocking, meaning that the entire passing game consisted of Eddie Kennison (read: worthless). Also, defenses could concentrate on the run even more, meaning some tough love for LJ. The outcome of Roaf's retirement probably won't be this bleak, but keep it on your minds when you draft.
Warrick Dunn: Dunn has the entire backfield to himself, and for Dunn owners, it's never felt so good. Best of all, the Falcons are with him all the way, including a recent statement from Coach Jim Mora saying how good Dunn is in short yardage situations. Bonus: Justin Griffith and Jerious Norwood aren't big enough to take the goal line shots just yet. Looks to be a good year for the D-Man...if he can stay healthy.
Kevan Barlow: Getting out of San Francisco was the best career move yet. Barlow will be the big guy for the Jets, and should finally get a chance to prove himself. Can he do it? That remains to be seen. I'm not saying that you blow a draft pick on this guy until the last few rounds, but I am saying to keep an eye on him, as he just might sneak under the radar.
Donte Stallworth: Donte gets a chance to show off his ridiculous speed in Philly. Being as fragile as he is, it s unlikely that Stallworth takes L.J. Smith s role of get over the middle, catch the ball and get creamed, but he looks to take the lion s share of Donovan McNabb s handiwork.
Reggie Bush: I just watched a video of No. 5 in High School, and this only makes me push him higher on the draft sheet. He s going to start eventually, but even when he s splitting time with Deuce, he s going to be grabbing lots of passes and trying to break away. He s been seen going as early as the end of the second round, so plan accordingly.
Frank Gore: With Barlow out of town, Gore gets the running game all to himself. Two words: ABOUT TIME. Gore is easily the better of the two backs, and after making his mark last season, he looks to push the envelope even more. Gore is probably the most valuable player on that entire team right now which of isn t saying much, but still.
Terry Glenn: If Owens plays, then Glenn gets to play in single coverage all game. If Owens doesn t play (very possible), Glenn is the WR #1 to either Bledsoe or Romo, both of whom have proven they can run the offense. Either way, it s a win-win situation for Glenn owners.
Mushin Muhammed: Much like Glenn, the Moose looks to benefit from whoever is starting at QB. Grossman targets the Moose for at least seven catches a game, and Griese might even improve those stats. Either way, Moose is going back to the top.
Matt Leinart: When Kurt Warner gets injured (and he usually does), Leinart is the guy who gets the starting job. Sure, he s riding the bench for now, but even after missing much of camp, Leinart looks like he can run the offense effectively. This means good things for Boldin and Fitzgerald owners.