I would be fine with Jones as well, but I think I just trust Mack more. Seeing how much they relied on him in the playoffs and how well he did, even if mostly against the Texans, was a great sign. Texans hadn’t allowed a single 100 yard rusher all season, then Mack comes in during the playoffs and puts 148 on them. The Colts showed a trust in him, and I think that carries over. Mack was also dealing with injuries early on and still ended the season very strong. I think he’ll factor a bit more in the passing game this year, but that upside is still limited thanks to Hines.
For Jones, if I knew he was going to be the primary back I’d be 100% in. Now there could be a new offense coming in, so it’s possible Jones does see the workload. It’s also possible Jamaal Williams just somehow forces his way onto the field.
It’s seriously a toss-up, and I would not be opposed to getting the extra 2 rounds of value and keeping Jones. But I just feel that the tier of RB that is going to be there at 9 or 12 will be that tier of guys who have RB1 upside, but a bottom tier RB2 floor, or worse. In that situation I feel I trust Mack more, I trust the offense in Indy right now, and the o-line. It’s just a safer pick if you ask me, even if Jones has slightly more upside.