Horrid horrid lies.
He was always insisting Stew was the best back in the draft and had him at the top of his draft board throughout the drafting period. The only knock, according to Mayock, was that he was injured.
Many struggled to believe him that McFadden was not the best back, yet he always pointed out that Stewart finished his runs, whereas McFaden invariably went down on first contact.
Mendenhall he was unsure of because he only had one good year.
Not sure if you are getting Mayock confused with someone else, but he routinely stated that Stewart was the best back in the '08 draft.
He had something negative to say about all 3 of them.. but he did say that McFadden had true bust potential because of his scrawny chicken legs.. he had no leg drive to push a pile, and he was right. He did say that Mendenhall was a 1-yr wonder, and Stewart didn't have long speed. I do remember in his mock that he had McFadden going the highest, but that didn't mean that is who he thought was the best RB in the draft..