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Should you draft Jones-Drew?

Some owners will show up to drafts not even being aware of key injuries. We know that's not you.

What you need to know is whether injured players can sustain a full season of high-level play or if the risk of injury is too high.

* Maurice Jones-Drew, RB, Jaguars -- MJD is only 26, but he's an old 26. He tried to play through a torn meniscus last year and ended up having to shut it down. He spent the offseason rehabbing from surgery and taking it easy on the knee, not even running before June. With the Jaguars' offense set to be awful and Rashad Jennings a talented backup, MJD's first-round pricetag is too high. I'll let someone else roll the dice.

* Austin Collie, WR, Colts -- We all saw the brutal and scary concussions that Collie dealt with last year. He's been medically cleared now and is practicing fully at Colts camp. The important note here is that those who have had previous concussions aren't more susceptible to another one. It's just that each successive concussion is worse than the previous one. If Collie gets his bell rung, he could very well be done for the season. Still, I'm willing to bet that Collie will steer clear. He's going in the 7th round and could end up providing WR1 value.

* Antonio Gates, TE, Chargers -- Gates is still feeling the plantar fasciitis in his foot that bothered him last season. It's the kind of injury that just doesn't go away, especially when you're 260 pounds and running all the time. I don't doubt that the uber-tough Gates will take injections and play most weeks, but the tight end position is just so deep. I'd rather wait a round or two and take Jermichael Finley, Vernon Davis or Jason Witten.

* Marques Colston, WR, Saints -- Colston underwent another microfracture this summer, but is back to full strength and looking good at Saints camp. Still, his ability to separate is in question. With Jimmy Graham coming on as a red-zone target and Robert Meachem ready to break through, Colston should have a reduced role. Avoid.

 
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