Not me. Let's discuss.
Okay, around here we talk about doing a prime profile on our draft picks, especially the ones that require the highest investment. I'd say the #1 pick is a pretty sizable investment, so let's break it down.
1. Prime Age Range - All three are in the prime age range for the position. McCoy is 24, Foster and Rice are 25.
- So far so good.
- Okay, a small step back for Foster there.
- So, another small step back for Foster.
- Huge advantage for Rice and McCoy.
- Big advantage for Rice over Foster. A "push" for McCoy.
In a PPR league it gets worse since Rice will get you 72 receptions per year and Foster checks in around 60. McCoy's numbers there have fluctuated a lot, but the average the past two years is 63. Again, another feather in Rice's cap.
The only thing I can think of to knock Rice is that the Ravens lost pro-bowl guard Ben Grubbs to free agency. I just don't think that is enough to overcome everything above. Go with Rice, my friends.