Joe McKnight, RB, Jets
|RB - #102||NYJ||Active||3 years||25||5'11||205||@OfficialJoeJet|
2012 Outlook: Gamble (high risk)Last updated on Aug-22-2012 by Chris Weeks
Aside from Shonn Greene, the only other back in a Jets uniform who has carried the ball more than 50 times in their NFL career is McKnight. This means if you're drafting Greene and want his backup, you'll need to pick up McKnight with his 82 career carries for 323 yards. The second best rusher for New York this season likely won't be a running back, but backup quarterback Tim Tebow. While it's nice to handcuff your backs, it is best to stay away from Joe until late in the draft (if at all).
Update (8/22): When training camp began the number two running back position was McKnight's to lose. Fast forward a few weeks and a couple of games; add in a shine injury and it appears Joe may drop to third on the depth chart. If you're looking to handcuff Greene you'll need to keep an eye on the McKnight/Powell race. At the moment it appears Powell may have jumped over McKnight.
Average Draft PositionJoe McKnight was drafted in 4% of MyFantasyLeague.com leagues with an average drafting position of 493.00
2012 Mock Draft Results
2012 Experts Mock Draft (June)
June 6, 2012 - June 25, 2012
2012 Experts Mock Draft (July)
July 16 - 27
|14.04||TheHuddle.com - McKnight is expected to take on an expanded role in the Jets' offense. Between Tony Sparano's penchant for running the ball, the potential for an upgraded o-line if Jeff Otah can stay healthy, and Shonn Greene's mediocrity there's more than enough upside to warrant investing a 14th-round pick.|
You must login in order to comment:
If you do not have an account yet, register here -- it's free