The first three selections of the 2007 Hazean blogger mock draft are in the books. Here is a look at what has transpired so far:
- LaDainian Tomlinson, RB, Chargers [TINO Sports Page]
- Steven Jackson, RB, Rams [The Hazean]
- Joseph Addai, RB, Colts [MWC Football]
Fr. Jim is next on the list with the No. 4 pick due tomorrow.
The first pick went as expected, with the best fantasy player of the last few years — LaDainian Tomlinson — coming off the board.
But the next two selections could be viewed by some as shocking.
Steven Jackson is near the LT/LJ threshold. He had a great season last year and is an up-and-coming fantasy stud. If he can outperform last year’s stats, SJax could end up near LT numbers.
With LT and SJax off the board, most people would assume Larry Johnson would not slip past No. 3. But he did, and for Joseph Addai.
In his second year with the Colts, Addai looks to take on a more prominent role. Dominic Rhodes is gone, so Addai will see more touches than last season. He proved to be a very capable runner/receiver last year, which could make him the next Edgerrin James. Time will tell.
The question now is: How far does Larry Johnson slide?