Rashard Mendenhall looking very salaamenisbenson-esque
A guy we haven't really discusssed much here at the Dong is our very own hometown stud Illinois RB Rashard Mendenhall.
Mendenhall is ranked as the #7 overall underclassman prospect in the 08 draft by the Sporting News and predicted to go in the first round by most mock drafts.
Thank god we draft too early to justifiably pick this kid. Sure he looks great but my stance is (and always has been) to draft D and sign O. You can get a bargain like Thomas Jones or late round production (Berrian, Rasheed Davis, Peterson) much more easily that trying to pick the needle in the haystack and end up with another Enis, Saalam, Terrell, Benson, etc.
Nontheless, I wish Mendenhall the best of luck in the NFL- he's big and tough and has some surprising speed between the tackles. They're predicting him to go to Seattle or another team in the mid 20's and I'd love to see this kid have a chance to light it up.
Typically, the average career for a RB is about 2 weeks. Nevertheless, I'll be watching this kid on draft day. I would also bet at least $10 that he's packing some serious heat below the belt. Like, 10 inches. Soft. And no, I'm not gay... just making an astute observation.