Re: Who will be our HB next year?
If we lose Mendenhall, that leaves us without a feature back. We have none to speak of (Redman & Dwyer are change of pace, short yardage situational backs ONLY and Batch is a healthy scratch, 3rd down back most of the time) and spending value early in the draft might not be the wisest to reach for a RB until maybe the mid-rounds.
I think this is the year we could make an immediate splash and plug a need PRONTO. Guys like Ahmad Bradshaw, Beanie Wells or Steven Jackson can step in right away and be givin carries for 1-2 years before we groom whichever running back we draft in whichever round for the future.
"I believe the game is designed to reward the one's who hit the hardest. If you can't take it, you shouldn't play!" -Jack Lambert