I don’t even think it is close. I’m no California fan, I just can’t see how anybody can think it is even close after watching his highlight films from 2008 and 2009. Some say that he is not an every down back. But they said that about Chris Johnson, too, who is listed at about the same height and weight (5’11”, 200 lbs. for Johnson, 5’10” for Best). All Johnson did was lead the NFL in rushing last year.
And, if you totally ignore everything else in this post, GO see this scary video of Best knocking himself out in the end zone scoring a touchdown. Look at the height he gets on his leap. It’s incredible. Most draft analysts have him slipping into the second round–I hope the Lions take him as the second pick in the second round!