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NFL Draft 2009 Review: RBs Mike Goodson, Cedric Peerman

Two running backs who likely won't have any fantasy value at all, but who you should know about in case a starter manages to anger Dick Cheney or something.

Mike Goodson left Texas A&M as a junior under less-than-optimal conditions. There was no formal announcement by the school that he was leaving for the NFL Draft and when Head Coach Mike Sherman was asked why he wasn't returning for his senior season the reply was because of  "a combination of things". Huh. Don't let the door hit you on the ass on the way out Goodson.

The Panthers saw something in him though, picking him up in the 4th round.  With both DeAngelo Williams and Jonathan Stewart ahead of him on the depth chart, he won't see any carries unless one of those two guys suffer a serious injury. 


Cedric "The Deacon" Peerman is a running back out of Virginia.  He's fast (he ran the 40 yard dash in 4.34 seconds at the combine) and he's also an ordained deacon.  You could debate what the Ravens need more at this point; a pure speedster (Willis McGahee is amazingly slow) or a clergyman (as this list will explain). Unfortunately, Peerman doesn't bring much else to the field other than speed and some scouts felt he was a "combine warrior" who looked better under the stopwatch than he does on the field.  Even with Willis McGahee's regularly scheduled injuries, there's still Le'Ron McClain and Ray Rice ahead of Peerman on the depth chart.  He could be a good return man, but barring a lot of injuries he's not worth putting on your fantasy team.