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Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Lynch over Peterson on Draft Day

Six months ago no one thought Marshawn Lynch would be drafted higher then Adrian Peterson. That is now a possibility. Both are excellent backs and if they declare, probable top ten picks. But while Peterson finished the season with another injury, Lynch is putting the finishing touches on another impressive year.

The Cal junior has compiled over 1400 total yards, 9 TDs, and sports a 6.3 ypc average. Lynch is the perfect size for a RB at 5-11 and 215 lbs. He's a good interior runner and can break tackles, yet has the elusiveness to make people miss, and the speed to outrun defenders. He also has the ability to catch the ball out of the backfield and make big plays in the passing game.

Peterson is faster and taller then Lynch, but hasn't been able to stay healthy. Some scouts are worried that with his long frame, Peterson runs upright and opens his body up for punishment and injury. The junior also hasn't been involved in the passing game at Oklahoma and doesn't have the receiving skill that Lynch does.

Their final draft order won't be decided till draft day and a lot will be determined during post-season workouts, but there is now a possibility that Peterson won't be the first RB off the board during the 2007 NFL draft.

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Anonymous said...

I've really liked Lynch since his freshman year but that would be too insane!. No1 is better then Peterson in this draft

December 2, 2006 7:45:00 PM EST  
Anonymous said...

I wouldn't use a top 10 pick on either of them. In my opinion, Lynch is the safter pick. Peterson has yet to stay healthy for an entire college football season. Can his body handle a 16 week NFL season? Doubt it with his style of running (where he almost looks for contact).

December 4, 2006 2:44:00 PM EST  
Anonymous said...

Lynch will be playing long after Peterson has retired due to the beating he will take. Like Eddie George did.

December 12, 2006 1:00:00 PM EST  

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