Could Cedric Benson Be a Top-10 Back?
- By: Chris Liss
- On: 8/11/2009 3:56:00 PM
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I'm not saying he will be, but that he *could* be for the following reasons: (1) The team likes him. The NFL, like any other workplace, has its own politics and being personally liked by coaches and teammates (and considered a hard worker) enhances job security; (2) He was never healthy, properly motivated and/or confident in Chicago, so his poor performance there might not be indicative; (3) He was the No. 4 overall pick in the draft for a reason, i.e., he has the pedigree from a scouting perspective; (4) He's only 26 years old and has very little mileage; (5) His team could field an above average offense, and the defense was actually good down the stretch last season.
Normally, I don't put much stake in human interest articles, but this one makes me want to take a flier on Benson in a draft or two. Given where he's been available so far, I think he's a worthwhile gamble.