Rogers led the NFL in rushing his rookie year with 1,674 yards on 378 carries, and he had four 1,000-yard seasons between stops with New Orleans and Washington. Rogers scored 31 TDs in three seasons with the Redskins.
McNeil is the quintessential back from the 1980s. He stayed with the Jets for his entire career, and he had back-to-back 1,000-yard seasons in 1984 and 1985. He’s the first back with more than 8,000 career rushing yards on this list. McNeil also had 2,961 receiving yards and ranks between Marshawn Lynch and Shaun Alexander in yards from scrimmage.
So much about the last seven years would be different if the Clippers had kept that pick. For starters, if they draft Irving, do they still make a play for Chris Paul after the Hornets’ deal with the Lakers falls through? If they do, is Irving included in the trade? If Irving ends up in New Orleans, how differently does Anthony Davis’ career go? And if the Cavs don’t have the opportunity to draft Irving, does LeBron James return there in 2014?
The Paul trade, and the Clippers’ subsequent success, overshadows the shortsightedness of this move, but the Clippers’ fortunes could have been different if they’d placed even a top-one protection on the pick.
Portland has traded Noah Vonleh and cash to Chicago for the rights to Milocan Rakovic, league sources tell ESPN.
The Cavs feel as though they need Kendrick Perkins’ strong locker-room presence to help them with the big adjustment period looming after today’s series of trades, league sources say
The Nuggets are sending Emmanuel Mudiay to the Knicks in a three-team deal, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.
With all the best defensive linemen gone, the Vikings could address the offensive line with their first-round pick. Price can play all three interior positions, and he has NFL-ready power and smarts. He has to smooth out his technique a little bit, but he should make a big impact early in his career.
Hughes is a legit shutdown man cornerback on the outside and could be a riser after the combine. The Patriots should hope he lasts this long. He is a player who fits their system well and gives New England an instant starter.