Michael Bush, RB, Raiders
It's all but official - Michael Bush will not be an unrestricted free agent this offseason. Bush could have gone somewhere as a starting running back, but he'll play second fiddle to Darren McFadden for one more year.
Rashad Jennings, RB, Jaguars
The Jaguars are concerned about Maurice Jones-Drew's knees, so they plan on decreasing his workload in 2011. That's great news for Rashad Jennings, who rushed for 5.5 yards per carry in relief of an injured Jones-Drew last season.
Maurice Jones-Drew, RB, Jaguars
Maurice Jones-Drew himself told the Florida Times Union last week that the Jaguars are "already kind of scared of my knee" and that they plan on giving Rashad Jennings more touches. Jones-Drew is coming off knee surgery and probably should be avoided in the first round of fantasy drafts. His current ADP is 1.10, which is much too high.
Brandon Marshall, WR, Dolphins
Brandon Marshall has really been working hard on improving his speed this offseason. I think this is huge, as it quells my concern that Marshall could have been distracted in the wake of getting stabbed by his crazy wife. Like Ben Roethlisberger last year, Marshall has apparently put aside an off-the-field issue to improve his game.
Emmanuel Sanders, WR, Steelers
Emmanuel Sanders is a talented young receiver who could emerge as Ben Roethlisberger's No. 2 target as the 2011 season progresses. It helps that an injured Hines Ward is pulling a Chad Ochocinco and goofing off this season.
Hines Ward, WR, Steelers
I can't believe it has happened, but Hines Ward has inexplicably morphed into Chad Ochocinco. Ward is focusing on his crappy $10 reality TV shows (Eating Cereal with the Stars) and getting into trouble off the field (DUI). If that's not bad enough, Ward, 35, just had surgery on his knee. Avoid him at all cost.
Out of sheer boredom and the upcoming NBA draft has gotten me itching to make a new mock draft. Of course the NFL draft is a whole lot less predictable than the NBA draft, but also provides more success stories than the NBA draft. Again, I used schedules to determine each team's records and if you get upset with me just remember it's June and a whole lot can change by next April.