While in a startup draft, in late rounds, I’m taking Parker over Sanders. This is not an endorsement of Parker. I’m also not suggesting reaching for Parker. It’s simply preferring one player over another.
One player is 26, healthy now, has plenty of opportunity, despite lacking consistent talent.
The other is 32, recovering from an Achilles tear, opportunity is in question (based on QB and other targets) but has proven talent.
You said it yourself…
Every year after the season ends and before the season starts, there’s always people who hype him up based on no pads training camp highlights.
Next off-season I could see flipping Parker for something, maybe even a 3rd or a 4th. Sanders could be worthless.
I will say that this is a standard move for me. I am far more concerned with value, perceived value and opportunity than rostering a player I like. But def not the only way to do it. @MikeMeUpp thoughts/feelings are totally valid.