Absolute statements are never correct.
Whenever I see things like "I'll never draft player X or players from Team A or I won't draft a rookie" I just wonder if the poster is really a moron.
The statement was slightly out of context (it was from the Bengals thread).
I'll put my statement in perspective. I drafted AJ Green in the 8th last year expecting him to do well and got MWTB in 2010.
It's all a matter of circumstance. I was just saying rookie RBs have less working toward their circumstance than rookie WRs.
Factors that determine WR success:
Factors that determine RB success:
-Blocking Scheme (see: Tom Cable Effect)
My essential point was this:
After scrounging the history books, it's far more often a 1st round rookie RB gets over 1000 yards than a 1st round rookie WR going over 1000 yards. Being that the 1000 yards generally counts the same in standard scoring, an RB is a better investment.
Of course, common sense applies.
In the context, people were talking about Sanu like he was going to be the next Antonio Brown.