No, CJ Spiller shouldn’t be the first overall pick. That honor belongs to Adrian Peterson, and Adrian Peterson alone.
I know what you’re thinking. You probably hate-clicked the headline, and now that your assumption of it being a mere hyperbolic ploy to stroke my groundless opinion seems to be correct, you’re ready to hate-click the exit button.
Or maybe you’re generally curious to see if I’m actually able to talk you out of drafting AD first overall.
Either way, allow me to at least humor the both of us.
I think it’s best that we start by clearing up a misconception regarding the first overall pick. We all agree that it should be a running back. If you don’t agree then you have a little more research to do. But what some don’t understand is that the first pick is the most logical one; not necessarily the one who is going to score the most points over the course of a season.
Sounds odd, doesn’t it? Thankfully we have history (and spreadsheets) to shed a little light on the matter.