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Postcards from Camp: High 5'n White Guys

Steve Dugas

By: Steve Dugas, YFFL.com Draft Guru

Posted: Jul 25, 2012

Postcards from Camp

Summary

Knowing the draft is only a month away, Aceto has been hitting the road the last few weeks at Rookie OTAs scouting the newest crop of QBs to enter the YFFL. Will the White Guys use a fourth consecutive 1st round draft pick on a QB or will they finally be satisfied with the ones they have and target another position in 2012? The drafting of a QB in round one every year is starting to take its toll on the rest of the roster as the White Guys haven't drafted an impact player since Adrian Peterson in 2007. One of these QBs will need to grow up in 2012 if the White Guys are to compete in what is becoming a star QB driven league.

Adrian Peterson Adrian Peterson is in "good spirits" according to White Guys officials

Critical Question

Is Adrian Peterson's knee healthy and will he be the same player? Peterson entered the YFFL with several medical red flags, ultimately causing him to drop to the White Guys with the #2 pick. Up until this knee injury occurred he has stayed healthy and been the most dominant RB in the YFFL. White Guy team sources have been saying all off-season that Peterson is way ahead of schedule and that he will be ready for Week 1, a mere 8 months after suffering the initial damage. Peterson is proving super-human in the healing department and the White Guys will need him to return to form quickly.

Player to Watch

Sam Bradford, QB - Sam Bradford was brought in to be the savior of the White Guys and he has done nothing but disappoint and get injured. Bradford has been given a new arsenal of WRs to throw to and if he can develop some good chemistry with them in training camp he could be on his way to being a capable fantasy QB. Bradford is the most talented QB on the White Guys but he will have to start living up to expectations if he is to hold off his medicore competition.

Lineup

Sam Bradford, Adrian Peterson, Bernard Scott, Larry Fitzgerald, Roddy White, Tony Gonzalez, Matt Prater, Draft Pick

Outlook

The White Guys had an up and down year last year and finished 5-8. Their 1-5 record within the division is what ultimately sank them and things are not looking any easier in 2012 in the NFC East. Can Bradford make the leap? How healthy is Peterson and what will his contributions be this year? Aceto has to hope White can remain the #1 WR in Atlanta and that he can nail his #5 pick. It would probably be worthwhile to investigate trading up to the #3 spot in the draft to land RGIII. The White Guys would also we wise to consider gauging interest in some of their aging players (White, Gonzalez) in an attempt to get younger and build some depth behind the starters. Ultimately the Boys, Mallards and Dragons are too talented to overcome and the White Guys spend another season in the basement.

Predictions

4-9; 535 Points; 4th Place NFC East