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    Fantasy Draft Guide by coke_cola

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    	     	      Madden 09 PS2 
    		   Fantasy Draft Guide
    			  8/17/08 
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    		Table of Contents:
    
    1. Introduction						(A1)
    		
    2. Version Updates 					(A2)
    
    3. Common Used Terms 					(A3)
    
    4. Objective						(A4)
     
    5. Fantasy Draft- 11 Rounds				(A5)
    
    6. 2008 First Round Rookies to Consider 		(A6)
    
    7. Others "Long Term Worthy" players to Consider	(A7)
    
    8. Other Comments					(A8)
    
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    1. Introduction 		(A1)
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    This is written for the default rosters on the PS2 version of 
    Madden 09 with salary cap turned off. Peyton Manning gets picked as 
    #1 of 2nd round (due to salary cap for each round) just doesn't seem 
    right to me when the salary cap is turned on.
    
    As moochieh pointed out in his Madden NFL 08: Fantasy Draft/Trade FAQ:
    "... picking players out of the order can change the exact makeup of 
    the draft." Same rule applies here in Madden 09.  
    
    The key to successful fantasy draft is figuring out when to draft 
    your next player: 
    
    One of the common mistakes that we make is taking a player way too 
    early in the draft. Draft Antonio Gates in the 1st round makes no 
    sense (even if you're a hardcore Antonio fan) as you can wait until 
    the 8th round and he will still be available.
    
    Another common mistake that we make is we do not draft the player we 
    want in time. For example, let's say you drafted a QB in the 1st 
    round and now you need to make a decision on the 16th pick of 2nd 
    round. You decide to draft Dwight Freeney because you "feel" Randy 
    Moss will still be available when you get to 3rd round. Guess what? 
    Randy gets picked as the 1st pick of 3rd round.  So if you really want 
    Randy to be on your team then you should grab him not 1st round (too 
    early) nor 3rd round (too late), but 2nd round instead. This example,
    of course, assumes that you do not have the 1st pick of the 3rd round. 
    
    At this time, I don't plan to expand Fantasy Draft order to include 
    the draft order of the first 20 or 25 rounds (maybe you can help?). I 
    also don't plan to simulate another draft with salary cap turned on. 
    
    I apologize for any spelling mistake in this FAQ, especially player 
    names, in advance. 
    
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    2. Version Update 		(A2)
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    Version 1.0	Initial Draft		8/16/08
    
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    3. Common Used Terms 		(A3)
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    Common football abbreviations are used in this guide. 
    
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    4. Objective			(A4)
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    The goal when I draft through first 11 rounds is to put together the 
    best "bang for the buck" team that would last me 10 franchise years. 
    This pretty much means that I'll not draft anyone over 25 years old.
    
    Let's run through an example first. Assume we go through first 3 
    rounds with 2 different choices: 
    
    Choice #1: 
    1st Round- An accurate QB (rated 92)
    2nd Round- 2nd-tier HB (rated 88) 
    3rd Round- 1st-tier WR (rated 96)
    
    Choice #2:
    1st Round- Fast QB but not accurate (rated 89)
    2nd Round- 1st-tier DE (rated 96)
    3rd Round- Bottom 1st-tier CB (rated 93) 
    
    Which one of the above looks more "exciting" on paper? Probably the 
    first one. 
    
    However, which choice offers more bang for the buck? 
    
    Well, let's look at Choice #1: Draft an accurate QB in 1st round is ok. 
    But draft an HB in 2nd round is a bad idea because after Chester Taylor 
    is taken in round 1, the next HB that would be taken by CPU is Michael 
    Turner in the 8th round. Not to mention that you can get a fast HB, 
    Darren McFadden, in 13th (or maybe 14th) round. As far as WR goes, you 
    can pick up Calvin Johnson in round 4 instead of wasting a pick in 
    round 3 for a WR. 
    
    Let's look at Choice #2 from above: You get to draft the fastest QB in
    the game, one of the best (and young) DEs of the game, and the fastest
    CB in the game. Sure, you may not have Larry Fitzgerald, but you get 
    to pick a taller, faster, younger WR - Calvin Johnson in the next 
    round. 
    
    In the next section (A5) I'll also provide hints of how to 
    draft players if you're only interested in playing one season. (where 
    age doesn't come into play)
    
    For now, let me break down my drafting strategy if I were to play 10 
    or more franchise seasons:
    
    There are 11 players on offense and 11 players on defense. How many 
    from each side should I pick in the first 11 rounds?
    
    Offense:
    
    QB- Yes		I will pick Vince Young in the 1st round
    HB- No		I will pick Darren McFadden in the 13th round instead
    WR#1- Yes	I will pick Calvin Johnson in the 4th round 
    WR#2- No	
    TE#1- No
    TE#2 or FB#1- No
    Offense Lineman(OL)- 4 out of 5 must be picked in the first 11 rounds.
    
    From above, we can see that my plan is to pick 6 offensive players in 
    the first 11 rounds. 
    
    How come HB is not in the top 11 rounds? Because I think McFadden in 
    round 13 is a great pickup instead. 
    
    Why 4 OLs? To have effective running/passing games, OL must be there 
    to support from day one. You don't want to put 5 rookie OLs on the 
    field and get killed every time your HB tries to run a HB Slam route 
    during your first season. 
    
    The order for drafting offensive players in the first 11 rounds that 
    I'd suggest: 
    
    QB -> WR  -> 4 OL 
    
    If you would like to emphasis on defense, I'd pick 3 OLs instead of 4. 
    Use the extra spot from OL to pick a decent DT/DE/OLB instead.
    
    Defense: (Assuming 4-3 defense)
    
    2 DT- 1 must be in first 11 rounds 
    2 DE- 1 must be in first 11 rounds
    1 MLB - Yes
    2 OLBs- No
    2 CBs- Both in the first 11 rounds
    SS- No
    FS-No
    
    From above, we can see that my plan is to pick 5 defensive players in 
    the first 11 rounds. The goal is to have 2 good players up for the 
    trench fight, 1 good MLB to stop the run, and 2 good secondary players 
    to stop the pass. I consider CB#2 to be more important than FS & SS, 
    as I like to pick FS & SS through future drafts. 
    
    The order for drafting defensive players in the first 11 rounds that 
    I'd suggest: 
    
    DL -> CB -> MLB -> DT -> CB 
    
    Again, if you want to buff up your defense, I'd draft a DT/DE/OLB right 
    before the 2nd CB. 
    
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    5. Fantasy Draft- 11 Rounds	(A5)
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    1st Round 
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    Drafting Tip:
    
    Long term perspective: (if you plan to play for more than one season)
    1st Round to me is a no brainier.  I'd pick Vince Young ten times out 
    of ten tries because you can find another young/fast HB later on in 
    the draft but no one else will be able to rush like Vince in the QB 
    position. I'd restart fantasy draft if I have the 30th, 31st, or 32nd 
    pick of the 1st round.
    
    Short term perspective: (if you plan to play only for one season)
    As you can see, this is your chance to grab a real good QB/HB.  Champ
    Baily and Randy Moss won't be drafted by CPU until Round 3, so you 
    should pick the best QB/HB available. (I'd lean toward QB) 
    								Long
    								Term
    Pick	First Name	Last Name   Position   Age   Overall   Worthy? 
    1	Ladainian	Tomlinson	HB	29	99
    2	Peyton 		Manning		QB	32	99
    3	Tom 		Brady		QB	31	99
    4	Brian 		Westbrook	HB	28	97
    5	Steven 		Jackson		HB	25	97
    6	Carson 		Palmer		QB	28	96
    7	Drew 		Brees		QB	29	95
    8	Ben 		Roethisbergr	QB	26	95
    9	Adrian		Peterson	HB	23	95		
    10	Larry		Johnson		HB	28	94
    11	Tony 		Romo		QB	28	94
    12	Eli		Manning		QB	27	94
    13	Donovan 	McNabb		QB	31	93
    14	Fred		Taylor		HB	32	93
    15	Willie		Parker		HB	27	93
    16	Frank		Gore		HB	25	92
    17	David		Garrard		QB	30	92
    18	Willis 		McGahee		HB	26	92
    19	Clinton 	Portis		HB	26	92
    20	Matt 		Hasselback	QB	32	92
    21	Marion		Barber		HB	25	91
    22	Ronnie		Brown		HB	26	91
    23	Maurice 	Jones-Drew	HB	23	91
    24	Marc		Bulger		QB	31	91
    25	Jamal		Lewis		HB	29	90
    26	Edgarrin	James		HB	30	90
    27	Joseph 		Addai		HB	25	90
    28	Marshawn 	Lynch		HB	22	89
    29	Vince 		Young		QB	25	89	Yes	
    30	Chester		Taylor		HB	28	89
    31	Jeff		Garcia		QB	38	88
    32	Phillip		Rivers		QB	26	88
    
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    2nd Round 
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    Drafting Tip:
    
    Long term perspective: (if you plan to play for more than one season)
    I'd pick Mario Williams ten out of ten tries. In fact, I'd restart 
    fantasy draft if I can't have Young-Williams as my one-two punch. 
    
    Tommie Harris would be a good pick too.
    
    Short term perspective: (if you plan to play only for one season)
    Pick the best DT/DE available is the "right" thing to do. However, for
    the fun factor, I'd pick Randy Moss in this round as he will be gone 
    by the time you get to pick in next round.   
    								Long
    								Term
    Pick	First Name	Last Name   Position   Age   Overall   Worthy? 
    1	Osi		Umenyiora	DE	27	97
    2	Jason		Taylor		DE	33	97
    3	Aaron		Kampman		DE	28	97
    4	Richard 	Seymour		DE	28	97
    5	Albert		Haynesworth	DT	27	97
    6	Pat		Williams	DT	35	97
    7	Jared		Allen		DE	26	97
    8	Tommie 		Harris		DT	24	96	Yes
    9	Jamal		Williams	DT	32	96
    10	Julius 		Peppers		DE	28	96
    11	Casey		Hampton		DT	31	96
    12	Mario 		Williams	DE	23	96	Yes
    13	Kevin 		Williams	DT	28	96
    14	Shaun		Rogers		DT	29	95
    15	Michael		Strahan		DE	36	95
    16	John 		Henderson	DT	29	95
    17	Dwight		Freeney		DE	30	94
    18	Patrick 	Kerney		DE	31	94
    19	Aaron 		Smith		DE	32	94
    20	Marcus 		Stroud		DT	30	93
    21	Robert 		Mathis		DE	27	93
    22	Vince		Wilfork		DT	26	93
    23	Derrick 	Burgess		DE	30	93
    24	Aaron 		Schobel		DE	31	92
    25	Darnell 	Dockett		DT	27	92
    26	Luis		Castillo	DE	25	92
    27	John 		Abraham		DE	30	92
    28	Kris 		Jenkins		DT	29	92
    29	Kyle		Vanden Bosch	DE	29	92
    30	Justin 		Tuck		DE	25	91	
    31	Adewale		Ogunleye	DE	31	90
    32	Ty		Warren		DE	27	90
    
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    3rd Round 
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    Drafting Tip:
    
    Long term perspective: (if you plan to play for more than one season)
    The only "long term worthy" pick is Joe Thomas in this round. However, 
    I'd like to pick CB DeAngelo Hall (CPU will pick him next round) 
    because I know I'd miss him if I didn't pick him this round. Antonio 
    Cromartie's overall rating is the same as Hall, but Hall is the fastest 
    CB in the game (98). Both of them are 24 years old. 
    
    The major problem with WR/CB in this round is that you cannot find a 
    good combination of age/speed. My cutoff line for (determining "Long 
    Term Worthy" in this round) CB/WR is age 25/speed 95. 
    
    Short term perspective: (if you plan to play only for one season)
    Pick the best CB/WR/T available.  Check for speed if you're interested
    in CB/WR. 
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    								Term
    Pick	First Name	Last Name   Position   Age   Overall   Worthy? 
    1	Randy		Moss		WR	31	99
    2	Champ		Baily		CB	30	98
    3	Steve		Smith		WR	29	98
    4	Chad		Johnson		WR	30	98
    5	Reggie		Wayne		WR	29	97
    6	Terrel		Owens		WR	34	97
    7	Ninamdi		Asomugha	CB	27	97
    8	Joe		Thomas		T	23	96	Yes
    9	Larry		Fitzgerald	WR	25	96
    10	Rashean		Mathis		CB	27	96
    11	Torry		Holt		WR	32	96
    12	T.J.		Houshmandz	WR	30	95
    13	Jason		Peters		T	26	95
    14	Anquan		Boldin		WR	27	95
    15	Terence		Newman		CB	29	95
    16	Lito		Sheppard	CB	27	95
    17	Asante		Samuel		CB	27	95
    18	Matt		Light		T	30	95
    19	Johnathan	Ogden		T	34	95
    20	Walter		Jones		T	34	95
    21	Andre		Johnson		WR	27	95
    22	Braylon		Edwards		WR	25	94
    23	Ronda		Barber		CB	33	94
    24	Marvin		Harrison	WR	36	94
    25	Flozell		Adams		T	33	94
    26	Plaxico		Burress		WR	31	94
    27	Al		Harris		CB	33	94
    28	Mark		Tauscher	T	31	94
    29	Chad		Cifton		T	32	94
    30	Orlando		Pace		T	32	94
    31	Chris		McAlister	CB	31	94
    32	Chris		Samuels		T	31	94
    
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    Drafting Tip:
    
    Long term perspective: (if you plan to play for more than one season)
    There are 5 potential "Long Term Worthy" picks.  However, this is my 
    only shot at Calvin Johnson so I won't let him get away (espeically if 
    I drafted Hall in last round). I'd restart my fantasy draft if Calvin 
    is already taken.
    
    Antonio Cromarties is already analyzed in the last round.
    
    Marcus McNeill is great if you prefer to take T over WR/CB in this 
    round, but that is assuming you have the luxury of picking early in 
    4th round.  
    
    Greg Jennings is good player, his 96 speed rating is better Calvin's 
    95, but Calvin has the advantage of being taller and 2 years younger.   
    
    Short term perspective: (if you plan to play only for one season)
    Pick the best CB/WR/T (overall rated 92-94) available. Check for speed 
    if you're interested in CB/WR. If you want the best SS/FS/MLB/OLB, 
    this is the round to make the noise as those guys (overall rated 96 or 
    higher) will probably be gone by the time you get to pick in 5th round. 
    								Long
    								Term
    Pick	First Name	Last Name   Position   Age   Overall   Worthy? 
    1	Marcus		Trufant		CB	27	94
    2	Bryant		McKinnie	T	28	94
    3	Quentin		Jammer		CB	29	93
    4	Antonio		Cromartie	CB	24	93	Yes
    5	Marcus		McNeill		T	24	93	Yes
    6	Ryan		Diem		T	29	93
    7	Williams	Thomas		T	33	93
    8	Kareem		McKenzie	T	29	93
    9	David 		Diehl		T	27	93
    10	Roy		Williams	WR	26	93
    11	Charles		Woodson		CB	31	93
    12	Greg		Jennings	WR	24	93	Yes
    13	Wes		Welker		WR	27	93
    14	DeAngelo	Hall		CB	24	93	Yes
    15	Jammal		Brown		T	27	93
    16	Charles		Tillman		CB	27	92
    17	Nathan		Vasher		CB	26	92
    18	Brandon		Marshall	WR	24	92
    19	Chris		Chambers	WR	30	92
    20	Nate 		Clements	CB	28	92
    21	Laveranues	Coles		WR	30	92
    22	Donald		Driver		WR	33	92
    23	Jordon		Gross		T	28	92
    24	Marques 	Colston		WR	25	92
    25	Kevin		Shaffer		T	28	91
    26	Calvin		Johnson		WR	22	91	Yes
    27	Hines		Ward		WR	32	91
    28	Ike		Taylor		CB	28	91
    29	Willie 		Anderson	T	33	90
    30	Terrence	McGee		CB	27	90
    31	Lee		Evans		WR	27	90
    32	Joey		Galloway	WR	36	90
    
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    5th Round 
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    Drafting Tip:
    
    Long term perspective: (if you plan to play for more than one season)
    There are 2 potential "Long Term Worthy" picks.  
    
    At age 23 and with speed of 91, Patrick Willis is the MLB that you 
    cannot pass on if he is available. 
    
    Don't worry, if Patrick is gone before your turn, you can still draft 
    fastest ROLB in the game, Ernie Sims, who is only 23 years old. 
    
    The dark horse, who I'd actually pick in this round, is the 6th 
    rounder G Shawn Andrews, rated 97 at age 25. He will be gone by 
    beginning of 6th round.
    
    Short term perspective: (if you plan to play only for one season)
    Pick the best SS/FS/MLB/OLB available. I'd lean toward MLB if you 
    haven't done so already as it's the single most important defense 
    position of the group. If you want a top G, this is the round to make 
    a move as G rated 93+, maybe 92 as well, will probably be gone by the 
    time you get to pick in 6th round. 
    								Long
    								Term
    Pick	First Name	Last Name   Position   Age   Overall   Worthy? 
    1	Bob		Sanders		SS	27	99
    2	Brian		Urlacher	MLB	30	98
    3	Ed		Reed		FS	29	98
    4	DeMarcus	Ware		OLB	26	97
    5	Lofa		Tatupu		MLB	25	97
    6	Troy 		Polamatu	SS	27	97
    7	Keith		Bullock		OLB	31	97
    8	Adrian		Wilson		SS	28	96
    9	Shawne		Merriman	OLB	24	96
    10	Patrick 	Willis		MLB	23	96	Yes
    11	Karry		Rhodes		SS	26	96
    12	Adalius		Thomas		OLB	31	96
    13	Lance		Briggs		OLB	27	95
    14	Antonio		Pierce		MLB	29	95
    15	Ray		Lewis		MLB	33	95
    16	London 		Fletcher	MLB	33	95
    17	Julian		Peterson	OLB	30	95
    18	D.J. 		Williams	OLB	26	94
    19	Zack		Thomas		MLB	35	94
    20	Demaco		Ryans		MLB	24	94
    21	Derrick		Brooks		OLB	35	93
    22	Donnie		Edwards		OLB	35	93
    23	Derrick		Johnson		OLB	25	93
    24	Mike		Peterson	MLB	32	93
    25	Nick		Barnett		MLB	27	93
    26	Will		Witherspoon	MLB	28	93
    27	Chris		Hope		SS	27	93
    28	Brian		Dawkins		FS	34	92
    29	Ernie		Sims		OLB	23	92	Yes
    30	A.J.		Hawk		OLB	24	92
    31	Rodney 		Harrison	SS	35	92
    32	O.J. 		Atogwe		FS	27	92
    
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    6th Round 
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    Drafting Tip:
    
    Long term perspective: (if you plan to play for more than one season)
    There are 4 potential "Long Term Worthy" picks, but only 3 if you 
    picked Shawn Andrews in the last round.  
    
    At age 23, MLB Jon Beason and FS Laron Landry are both "can't go 
    wrong" picks. I value MLB much more because I'd rather use future 
    draft picks to improve my secondary positions, espeically SS/FS. A 
    good MLB is much more effective than a good FS from day one. Jon's 
    speed is rated at 84, decent for MLB. Laron's speed is rated 94, 
    which is #2 in FS. 
    
    You probably shouldn't pick Davin Joseph, age 24 and rated 92, even 
    though he's also mentioned as potential "Long Term Worthy" picks. The 
    difference between 97 and 92 is much greater than 92 and 89/88, so you
    might as well pick a good MLB this round and a decent G later. 
    
    Short term perspective: (if you plan to play only for one season)
    Pick the best G/SS/FS/MLB/OLB available. I'd lean toward G only if 
    he's rated 92 or higher.  
    								Long
    								Term
    Pick	First Name	Last Name   Position   Age   Overall   Worthy? 
    1	Steve		Hutchinson	G	30	98
    2	Shawn		Andrews		G	25	97	Yes
    3	Leonard		Davis		G	29	96
    4	Logan		Mankins		G	26	96
    5	Alan		Faneca		G	31	95
    6	Chris		Snee		G	26	94
    7	Kris		Dielman		G	27	93
    8	Vince		Manuwai		G	28	93
    9	Eric		Steinbach	G	28	92
    10	Davin		Joseph		G	24	92	Yes
    11	Brian		Waters		G	31	92
    12	Stephen		Neal		G	31	92
    13	Jake		Scott		G	27	92
    14	Darren		Sharper		SS	32	92
    15	Jonathan	Vilma		MLB	26	92
    16	James		Farrior		MLB	33	92
    17	John		Lynch		SS	36	91
    18	Cato		June		OLB	28	91
    19	Marcus		Washington	OLB	29	91
    20	E.J.		Henderson	MLB	28	92
    21	Jon		Beason		MLB	23	91	Yes
    22	Kirk		Morrison	MLB	26	91
    23	Laron		Landry		FS	23	91	Yes
    24	James		Harrison	OLB	30	91
    25	David 		Thornton	OLB	29	91
    26	Jermaine	Phillips	SS	29	90
    27	Antrel		Rolle		FS	26	90
    28	Patrick		Surtain		CB	32	90
    29	Gary		Brackett	MLB	28	90
    30	Ryan 		Lilja		G	26	90
    31	Antoine		Bethea		FS	24	90
    32	Ken		Hamlin		FS	27	90
    
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    7th Round
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    Drafting Tip:
    
    Long term perspective: (if you plan to play for more than one season)
    There are 6 potential "Long Term Worthy" picks.  This is a good time 
    to pick up Jeremy Trueblood since you probably haven't picked up a T.  
    If you prefer to buff up your DL, then pick one of the 3 DLs listed
    as "Long Term Worthy". 
    
    Short term perspective: (if you plan to play only for one season)
    Pick the best G/SS/FS/MLB/OLB available at 89 or higher.  
    								Long
    								Term
    Pick	First Name	Last Name   Position   Age   Overall   Worthy? 
    1	Jon		Runyan		T	34	90
    2	Sheldon		Brown		CB	29	90
    3	Rich		Seubert		G	29	90
    4	Daryl		Smith		OLB	26	90
    5	Reggie		Nelson		FS	25	90
    6	Jerricho	Cotchery	WR	26	90
    7	Leigh		Bodden		CB	26	90
    8	Javon		Walker		WR	29	90
    9	Leonard		Little		DE	33	90
    10	Haloti		Ngata		DE	24	90	Yes
    11	Randy		Thomas		G	32	90
    12	Cornelius	Griffin		DT	31	90
    13	Morlon		Greenwood	OLB	30	90
    14	Antoine		Winfield	CB	31	90
    15	Mike		Brown		FS	30	89
    16	Levi		Jones		T	29	89
    17	Angelo		Crowell		OLB	27	89
    18	Donte		Whitner		SS	23	89	Yes
    19	Dre		Bly		CB	31	89
    20	Elvis		Dumervil	DE	24	89	Yes
    21	Bart		Scott		MLB	29	90
    22	Barett		Ruud		MLB	25	89
    23	Jeremy		Trueblood	T	25	89	Yes
    24	Gaines		Adams		DE	25	89	Yes
    25	Tanard		Jackson		FS	23	89	Yes
    26	Karlos		Dansby		OLB	26	89
    27	Shaun		Phillips	OLB	27	89
    28	Joey		Porter		OLB	31	89
    29	Trent		Cole		DE	25	89	
    30	Keith		Brooking	MLB	32	89
    31	Khalif		Barnes		T	26	89
    32	David		Harris		MLB	24	89
    
    /*--------------------------------------------------------------------
    8th Round 
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    Drafting Tip:
    
    Long term perspective: (if you plan to play for more than one season)
    There are 5 potential "Long Term Worthy" picks.  
    
    This is also a tough pick because none of the players stand out in 
    this group.  I would pick Tony Ugoh. 
     
    Dwayne Bowe has speed of 92, a little bit low for my standard 
    to be a WR#2, only pick him if you can live with that. 
    
    Short term perspective: (if you plan to play only for one season)
    Pick the best G/SS/FS/MLB/OLB available at 88 or higher.  If you want 
    a good TE this is the round to make a move as 92+ TE will be gone by 
    the 10th pick of next round.
    								Long
    								Term
    Pick	First Name	Last Name   Position   Age   Overall   Worthy? 
    1	Cullen		Jenkins		DE	27	89
    2	Chris		Gamble		CB	25	89
    3	Tommy		Kelly		DT	27	89
    4	Jacob		Bell		G	27	89
    5	Trevor		Pryce		DE	33	89
    6	Jon		Jansen		T	32	89
    7	Carlos		Rogers		CB	27	89
    8	Rocky		Mcintosh	OLB	25	89	
    9	Dan 		Morgan		OLB	29	89
    10	Will		Smith		DE	27	89
    11	Deon		Grant		FS	29	89
    12	Leroy		Hill		OLB	25	89
    13	Marvel		Smith		T	30	89
    14	Michael		Roos		T	26	89
    15	Michael		Griffin		FS	23	89	Yes
    16	David		Stewart		T	26	89
    17	Freddie		Keiaho		OLB	25	88	Yes
    18	Tony		Ugoh		T	24	88	Yes	
    19	Dwayne		Bowe		WR	23	88	Yes
    20	Vincent 	Jackson		WR	25	88
    21	Mike		Goff		G	32	88
    22	Bertrand	Berry		DE	33	88
    23	Greg		Ellis		OLB	33	88
    24	Kyle		Kosier		G	29	88
    25	Kamerion	Wimbley		OLB	24	88	Yes
    26	Corey		Williams	DE	28	88
    27	Marques		Douglas		DE	31	88
    28	Sean		Jones		SS	26	88
    29	Derrick		Dockery		G	28	88
    30	Michael		Turner		HB	26	88
    31	Roddy		White		WR	26	88
    32	Michael		Boley		OLB	26	88
    
    /*--------------------------------------------------------------------
    9th Round 
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    Drafting Tip:
    
    Long term perspective: (if you plan to play for more than one season)
    This may be a good time to pick up a decent DT, Adam Carriker at #23 
    or Amobi Okoye (age 21, better choice) from next round. Ben Grubbs is 
    also a good choice.  
    
    OLB Thomas Howard's speed is 87, take him if you already have decent 
    DL and still want to improve your defense.
    
    An interesting pick is Reggie Bush, who is lightning fast with speed 
    of 98. But at this point you probably need to buff up defense instead. 
    Darren McFadden will be available later on if you want a good HB.
    
    Short term perspective: (if you plan to play only for one season)
    Best player as a starting player for your team according to this list. 
    								Long
    								Term
    Pick	First Name	Last Name   Position   Age   Overall   Worthy? 
    1	Antonio		Gates		TE	28	98
    2	Tony		Gonzalez	TE	32	97
    3	Kellen		Winslow		TE	25	96	
    4	Jason		Witten		TE	26	96
    5	Jeremy 		Shockey		TE	28	96
    6	Dallas		Clark		TE	29	94
    7	Heath		Miller		TE	25	94	
    8	Todd		Heap		TE	28	92
    9	Chris		Cooley		TE	26	92
    10	Walt		Harris		CB	34	88
    11	Justin		Smith		DE	28	88
    12	Maurice 	Williams	G	29	88
    13	Thomas		Jones		HB	30	88
    14	Fred		Robbins		DT	31	88
    15	Cory		Redding		DT	27	88
    16	Kabeer		Gbaja-Biamila	DE	30	88
    17	Atari		Bigby		SS	26	88
    18	Mike		Vrabel		OLB	33	88
    19	Brandon		Meriweather	FS	24	88	Yes
    20	Laurence	Maroney		HB	23	88
    21	Gibnil		Wilson		SS	26	88
    22	Thomas		Howard		OLB	25	88	Yes
    23	Adam		Carriker	DT	24	88	Yes
    24	Terrell		Suggs		OLB	25	88
    25	Jason		Brown		G	25	88
    26	Ben		Grubbs		G	24	88	Yes
    27	Shawn		Springs		CB	33	88
    28	Santana		Moss		WR	29	88
    29	Mike		McKenzie	CB	32	88
    30	Bobby		Engram		WR	35	88
    31	Deuce		McAllister	HB	29	88
    32	Reggie		Bush		HB	23	88	Yes
    
    /*--------------------------------------------------------------------
    10th Round 
    --------------------------------------------------------------------*/
    
    Drafting Tip:
    
    Long term perspective: (if you plan to play for more than one season)
    
    Take Okoye if he's available. Otherwise this may be a good time to pick 
    up Ryan Cook if you need one more starting T. If you have an early pick 
    and want to go with a CB, I would select Dunta Robinson as my #2 CB, 
    with speed rating of 96. 
    
    I didn't include Bernard Pollard in my "Long Term Worthy" list because 
    his speed is only 86. 
    
    Short term perspective: (if you plan to play only for one season)
    Best player as a starting player for your team according to this list. 
    								Long
    								Term
    Pick	First Name	Last Name   Position   Age   Overall   Worthy? 
    1	Mike		Wahle		G	31	88
    2	Deion		Branch		WR	29	88
    3	Kelly		Jennings	CB	27	88
    4	Amobi		Okoye		DT	21	88	Yes
    5	Deshea		Townsend	CB	32	88
    6	Chad		Greenway	OLB	25	88
    7	Cortland	Finnegan	CB	24	88
    8	Robaire		Smith		DE	30	87
    9	Ryan		Cook		T	25	88	Yes
    10	Ben		Hamilton	G	31	87	
    11	Derek		Anderson	QB	25	87
    12	Shaun		Smith		DT	27	87
    13	Roderick	Hood		CB	26	87
    14	Igor		Olshansky	DE	26	87
    15	Kelvin 		Hayden		CB	25	87
    16	Rudi		Johnson		HB	28	87
    17	Marc		Colombo		T	29	87
    18	Bernard		Pollard		SS	23	87
    19	Anthony		Henry		CB	31	87
    20	Vernon		Carey		T	27	87
    21	Travis		Henry		HB	29	87
    22	Justin		Smiley		G	26	87
    23	Kynan		Forney		G	29	87
    24	Gerald		Hayes		MLB	27	87
    25	Stephen		Cooper		MLB	29	87
    26	Bradie		James		MLB	27	87
    27	Sam		Madison		CB	34	87
    28	Paul		Spicer		DE	32	87
    29	Brian		Williams	CB	29	87
    30	Damien		Woody		T	30	87
    31	Brandon		Jacobs		HB	26	87
    32	Darrelle	Revis		CB	23	87	Yes
    
    /*--------------------------------------------------------------------
    11th Round 
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    Drafting Tip:
    
    Long term perspective: (if you plan to play for more than one season)
    Any of the "Long Term Worthy" guys. You may want to go with a Center 
    instead as CPU will start taking in the beginning of the 12th round. 
    Nick Mangold will be gone by around 12th pick of 12th round. 
    
    If you want another young fast WR as WR #2, Santonio Holms with 95 
    speed is a good choice. 
    
    If I need defense help, I would probably pick the fastest LOLB, Manny 
    Lawson, with speed of 89.  
    
    Short term perspective: (if you plan to play only for one season)
    Best player as a starting player for your team according to this list.
    Same as above, you may want to consider a Center as well.  
    								Long
    								Term
    Pick	First Name	Last Name   Position   Age   Overall   Worthy? 
    1	Ken		Lucas		CB	29	87
    2	Travellie	Wharton		G	27	87
    3	D.J. 		Hackett		WR	27	87
    4	Ellis		Hobbs		CB	25	87	Yes
    5	Thomas		Davis		OLB	25	87	Yes
    6	Ryan		Grant		HB	25	87
    7	Cooper		Carlisle	G	31	87
    8	Michael		Huff		FS	25	87	Yes
    9	Fakhir		Brown		CB	30	87
    10	Pisa		Tinoisamoa	OLB	27	87
    11	Alex		Barron		T	25	87	Yes
    12	Derrick		Mason		WR	34	87
    13	Dawan		Landry		SS	25	87
    14	Charles		Grant		DE	29	87
    15	Fred		Smoot		CB	29	87
    16	Kelly		Gregg		DT	31	87
    17	Santonio	Holms		WR	24	87	Yes
    18	Matt		Schaub		QB	27	87
    19	Alge		Crumpler	TE	30	87
    20	Brian		Russell		SS	30	87
    21	Dunta 		Robinson	CB	26	87	Yes
    22	Chris		Naeole		G	33	87
    23	Madieu		Williams	FS	26	87
    24	Alex		Brown		DE	29	86
    25	Rosevel		Colvin		OLB	30	87
    26	Takeo		Spikes		OLB	31	87
    27	Greg		Olsen		TE	23	87	Yes
    28	Ian		Gold		OLB	30	87
    29	John		Tait		T	33	86
    30	Stacy		Andrews		G	27	86
    31	Robert		Geathers	DE	25	86
    32	Kawika		Mitchell	OLB	28	86
    
    /*--------------------------------------------------------------------
    After 11th Round 
    --------------------------------------------------------------------*/
    
    If you haven't pick an HB yet, be sure to lock up Darren McFadden in 
    13th round. He is usually picked up by CPU as #29 pick in round 13. 
    However, I have seen McFadden fall as far as 21st pick of 14th round 
    when I manually picked the first round and let the computer simulate 
    the rest. You could play a couple of times and see when is the best 
    time to pick him up.
    
    Other important notes: 
    
    CPU starts to draft Centers by beginning of 12th round. 
    CPU starts to draft Kickers/Fullbacks by beginning of 17th round.
    CPU starts to draft Punters by beginning of 18th round.
    
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    6. 2008 First Round Rookies to Consider		(A6)
    --------------------------------------------------------------------*/
    
    You cannot pick the best player from every position in the fantasy
    draft, but you can pick valuable rookies in later rounds as long as 
    you know what's coming up next. 
    
    Jake Long- Good strength rating (92).
    Chris Long- Rounded RE.
    Darren McFadden- 9/10 times that I'll use him as my start HB.
    Sedrick Ellis- Good strength rating (94).
    Derrick Harvey- Excellent acceleration for a rookie. (90)
    Keith Rivers- 2nd highest speed (88) for ROLB.
    Rodgers-Cromartie- Super fast speed (97). Good for #2 or #3 CB.
    Jeff Otah- Good strength rating (93).
    Chris Johnson- Tie Reggie Bush as the fastest HB. He's my start HB if 
    I decided to skip McFadden. 
    Dustin Keller- Among TEs, he's 3rd in speed (88), 5th in ACC (88), and 
    best CAR rating, 
    Kenny Phillps-Decent speed (91) for a FS. Only 21. 
    
    							Long	Round/
    							Term	Pick#
    First Name	Last Name   Position   Age   Overall   Worthy? 
    Jake		Long		LT	23	85	Yes	14/19
    Chris 		Long		RE	23	85	Yes	15/8
    Matt		Ryan		QB	23	82
    Darren		McFadden	HB	21	86	Yes	13/29
    Glenn		Dorsey		DT	23	84
    Vernon		Gholston	ROLB	22	83
    Sedrick		Ellis		DT	23	84	Yes	25/17
    Derrick		Harvey		RE	21	83	Yes	20/11
    Keith		Rivers		ROLB	22	82	Yes	22/21
    Jerod		Mayo		MLB	22	82
    Leodis		McKelvin	CB	23	83
    Ryan		Clady		LT	22	80
    Jonathan	Stewart		HB	21	84	
    Chris 		Williams	LT	23	79
    Branden		Albert		RG	22	83
    Dominique   Rodgers-Cromartie	CB	22	81	Yes	28/5
    Gosder		Cherilus	RT	24	77
    Joe		Flacco		QB	23	79
    Jeff		Otah		RT	22	79	Yes	31/18
    Aqib		Talib		CB	22	82
    Sam		Baker		LT	23	77
    Felix		Jones		HB	21	81
    Rashard		Mendenhall	HB	21	82
    Chris 		Johnson		HB	22	79	Yes	30/21
    Mike		Jenkins		CB	23	82
    Duane		Brown		LT	23	75
    Antoine		Cason		CB	22	78
    Lawrence	Jackson		RE	23	80
    Kentwan		Balmer		LE	21	79
    Dustin		Keller		TE	23	79	Yes	24/15
    Kenny		Phillps		FS	21	81	Yes	22/20
    
    /*--------------------------------------------------------------------
    7. Others "Long Term Worthy" players to Consider	(A7)
    --------------------------------------------------------------------*/
    		
    JaMarcus Russell- Pick him if you don't pick Vince Young as your 
    start QB. 
    DeSean Jackson- Super fast with speed rating of 98. Not another Randy
    Moss as he's only 5'10".
    Devin Hester- Fastest player. Deserves to be your #3WR and #1KR/PR.
    Aaron Sears- Good strength (91).
    Chilo Rachal- Good strength (92).
    Samson Satele- Young Center with overall rating of 86 already. 
    Marshal Yanda- Another good young player.
    Justin Durant- Fast speed for LOLB (86). 
    
    		
    First Name	Last Name   Position   Age   Overall   Round	Pick#
    JaMarcus	Russell		QB	23	83	19	30
    DeSean		Jackson		WR	21	81	22	8
    Devin		Hester		WR	25	83	19	9
    Aaron		Sears		LG	23	85	14	12
    Chilo		Rachal		LG	22	82	20	26
    Samson		Satele		C	23	86	12	16
    Marshal		Yanda		RT	23	82	22	23
    Justin		Durant		LOLB	22	84	16	10
    
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    8. Other Comments					(A8)
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