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Take This Guy With Your Last Pick

By Kevin English 3:08pm EDT 8/30/18

Let’s be honest. Most of us will save the final 2 picks for a kicker and a defense. And that's the right move.

So, this space will be about who you're taking right before then. We're assuming a league size of 12 teams and a draft lasting 15-16 rounds.

Now, let's chase some upside...

James Conner, RB, Steelers

Conner experienced a low-key rookie year with 32 rushes. He missed the final 2 games following MCL surgery.

But he’s back healthy now. And he’s impressing QB Ben Roethlisberger as a 1st-teamer in place of holdout Le’Veon Bell.

“It’s going to be exciting to have one of the best running backs in the NFL back,” Roethlisberger said about Bell. “I also think James has done a great job. I am not going to sit here and say thank goodness that we finally have our team (when Bell comes back). James has put in a lot of hard work and dedication. He’s been here busting his butt, so I don’t want to take anything away from him.”

“He [Conner] deserves playing time,” Roethlisberger concluded.

Of course, Bell will resume a workhorse role upon returning. But Conner — the clear #2 — would carry 20-touch upside if injury strikes the veteran.

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