- Jun 2, 2002
- Reaction score
- Oxford, MS
I voted Hester. The dangers of an armed mob sprouting up if we ever cut Hester aside, if we're concerned about Deuce someone like Hester is the best value/solution (in my mind). I'm fairly optimistic about Pierre Thomas and Reggie Bush, which means the main value you'd be looking for here is a bigger, tougher inside/3rd and short/redzone runner. Which can be had in the lower rounds with someone like, yes, Hester. That he doesn't fumble makes it better.
Plus Hester is the sort of guy that plays on all of the special teams units with a high degree of energy, so from a "snaps" count, he's probably going to get more of them, even if mostly on special teams, then most other players you could pick here.
He could make the team and we not cut any runningbacks. Give him Ronnie Ghent's roster spot. All we need to do is retain him for THIS year and he will have an ACTUAL spot to fill next season. Either Deuce or Stecker will be gone next year so he can have their spot.