Sorry, Mr. Jackson

Brandon Jackson
Brandon Jackson

A big controversy has developed over the appearance that Green Bay Packers rookie running back Brandon Jackson was forced to go the the NFL Rookie Premiere this weekend in Los Angeles instead of what he wanted to do -- attend Packers minicamp.

The story is not quite what it was originally made out to be. It turns out that Jackson can't go because a rookie can't attend two camps before his class has graduated, not because he's so marketable that the NFL really needs him in Los Angeles so that they could get a great shot of him in his Packers uniform for his football cards.

In fact, I've named Jackson the 29th most-marketable guy at the event, so I wouldn't exactly call him "in demand."

This list is basically what I think nationwide demand is for particular players, clearly factoring in demand from college fans.

  1. Brady Quinn, Browns
  2. Jamarcus Russell, Raiders
  3. Adrian Peterson, Vikings
  4. Calvin Johnson, Lions
  5. Ted Ginn Jr., Dolphins
  6. Troy Smith, Ravens
  7. Marshawn Lynch, Bills
  8. Steve Smith, Giants
  9. Garrett Wolfe, Bears
  10. Michael Bush, Raiders
  11. Dwayne Jarrett, Panthers
  12. Anthony Gonzalez, Colts
  13. Gaines Adams, Bucs
  14. Joe Thomas, Browns
  15. Drew Stanton, Lions
  16. Kenny Irons, Bengals
  17. Brian Leonard, Rams
  18. Dwayne Bowe, Chiefs
  19. LaRon Landry, Redskins
  20. Patrick Willis, 49ers
  21. Antonio Pittman, Saints
  22. Lorenzo Booker, Dolphins
  23. Sidney Rice, Vikings
  24. John Beck, Dolphins
  25. Kevin Kolb, Eagles
  26. Tony Hunt, Eagles
  27. Robert Meachem, Saints
  28. Johnnie Lee Higgins, Raiders
  29. Brandon Jackson, Packers
  30. Trent Edwards, Bills
  31. Craig Davis, Chargers
  32. Chris Henry, Titans
  33. Jason Hill, 49ers
  34. Paul Williams, Titans
  35. Yamon Figurs, Ravens

Questions? Comments?