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Thursday, January 18, 2007

Darren McFadden - First Pick 2008 NFL Draft

A lot can happen between now and April 2008. However, Arkansas running back Darren McFadden has as good a chance as anyone at being selected number one overall in the 2008 NFL draft.

The sophomore dominated opponents all season, putting up over 1600 rushing yards and 14 TDs with a gaudy 5.8 ypc average. He hasn't just beaten up on weak opponents either, racking up 145 yards on Auburn, 181 on Tenn, and 182 on LSU.

Many scouts feel he is the best NFL RB prospect they have seen in a while, ranking him ahead of players like Peterson, Lynch, and even Reggie Bush. Only 19, McFadden should be able to add 10-15 lbs (currently 205 lbs) to his 6-2 frame with out losing any of his 4.4 speed.

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Anonymous said...

hes good but not better than peterson lynch or bush. not yet at least

January 19, 2007 11:20:00 PM EST  
legendary said...

I think he could be the next Marcus Allen. He has the size/speed combination that Allen had.

January 21, 2007 2:25:00 PM EST  
Anonymous said...

I'd say better than Peterson and Lynch...but not Bush...not yet anyway. But then again, he'll only be a junior this year.

January 22, 2007 12:33:00 AM EST  
Anonymous said...

Just look at the list of former guys from the SEC that McFadden is keeping company with (H. Walker, B. Jackson, E. Smith) and that is all you need to know about McFadden. He is putting these numbers up against the best defenses in college football, the SEC.

January 23, 2007 9:34:00 PM EST  
Anonymous said...

McFadden will be the number 1 pick in 2008 barring an injury. He not only has size and speed, but he has power. He can run through, around and over people. He has done it his first 2 seasons in the toughest conf. in college football, he will do the same in the pros.

February 5, 2007 3:34:00 PM EST  
Anonymous said...

he would have even more gaudy numbers, but didn't hardly play against the scrubs, and was rehabing the first three games

February 9, 2007 3:43:00 PM EST  
Anonymous said...

Mcfadden is versitile wich a lot of backs in the 2007 draft don't have. He can run, cath, and throw the ball as well. He could be put in the same breath as Ladanian tomlinson but we will have to see. This kid is the top running in the drfat and will be sure top 5 pick. Next year we might be talking about him like we are talking about Calvin Johnson. Best of luck to Darren.

April 21, 2007 12:04:00 PM EST  

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