Rookie Faceoff: Draft Ronald Jones Over Royce Freeman
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Coffee or tea? Boxers or briefs? PPR or Standard? These are the age-old debates that define us. Over the coming weeks, our writers will add a few more to this list. That’s right — it’s rap-battle season. In this Rookie Faceoff, John Lapinski and Neil Dutton go toe-to-toe over two running backs who compete for early picks in dynasty rookie drafts. Be sure to check out Neil’s counterargument. The field of running backs behind Saquon Barkley in this year’s rookie drafts is more unsettled than any season in recent memory. The order of players picked in the top half of drafts is routinely shuffled depending on which draft you’re in, and there’s no clear-cut order to the picks. Currently, new Tampa Bay Buccaneer Ronald Jones is usually being drafted ahead of Royce Freeman. “Usually” isn’t good enough though, Jones should be the earlier pick 100 percent of the time.
Why Not Freeman?