Originally written November 06, 2013 on This Given Sunday:
Week 9 was arguably the best week so far for the 2013 1st round draft class. While no one had what I would call a breakout performance, it was very solid from top to bottom. Many of these players are starting to develop into quality starters, and we even saw some surprises from guys that have struggled. The top performer, in fact, has struggled as much as any of these players so far this season. Credit to Lane Johnson who bounces back to grade out as the best 1st round pick of the week, vaulting him three spots in the rankings. Here are the updated overall standings for the year: 1. Shelden Richardson, DE for the Jets, originally drafted 13th: No surprise he remains in 1st place thanks to his massive built up lead, though Reid is closing the gap a tiny bit. This week Richardson had 4 tackles and got decent pressure on Drew Brees. 2. Eric Reid, S of 49ers, originally drafted 18th: He was on a bye this week and stays pat at #2. 3. Star Lotulelei, DT of Panthers, originally draf...
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