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Jones-Drew drafts himself No. 1 overall

Posted by ESPN.com's Paul Kuharsky
Go ahead, read into Maurice Jones-Drew's fantasy football draft. He won't mind at all.

Passing on conventional wisdom -- as well as LaDainian Tomlinson and Adrian Peterson -- Jones-Drew recently selected himself with the first overall pick in a NFL Players Fantasy Football League.

"We had personnel people go out and look at a lot of players. We talked about it, we thought, 'Why not have yourself on your own team, you make your own destiny?'" he said. "Why not go with it? I am one of the only owner-player-coaches there are in the league right now."

Jones-Drew took Chad Johnson in the second round after David Garrard went off the board the pick before. He'll be choosing between Matt Hasselbeck and Donovan McNabb as his starting quarterback as he tries to knock off other NFL players.

The rest of the eight-team league is made up of Larry Fitzgerald, Brian Brohm, Will Witherspoon, Cato June, Jay Feely, Tatum Bell and Steven Jackson.

A little biased, Jones-Drew also has Jacksonville's defense -- "so I am in their ear 24-7," he said -- and Jaguars receiver Jerry Porter, who's recovering from hamstring surgery.

"A lot of those guys don't really understand football," Jones-Drew said of his competition. "Last year Tatum Bell was the champion. This year I am going to come in and take it, make a run for it."

The marketing and licensing arm of the player's union does the league in conjunction with FoxSports.com. It will show up there next week, while NflPlayers.com will have news about what's going on, including video blogs from each player who's got a team.

Here are last year's results. While Feely won the regular season, Bell captured the league title in the playoffs.