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NoLa Saints
11-24-2006, 02:16 PM
I've been able to watch the guy a lot this and last year playing sec teams and i'm very impressed with his talent. From what i've heard watching his games he runs a sub 4.4 and can both run and catch the ball. The only problem i can see from him is he may be a little tall. What I want to know as a prospect where would he be if he could come out this year and where he is projected for when he comes out next year.

11-24-2006, 02:26 PM
He is my favorite RB right now, but i only have in the top 15 right now. He is probably top 10 but i doubt top 5 at this point.

dcarey20
11-24-2006, 02:33 PM
He's the top sophomore running back....one of my favorite players right now. If he has a junior year that's anything like this year then i see him going top 5. He's definitely a top 5 talent.

HookEm
11-24-2006, 02:46 PM
He could be a top 5 pick next year....but theres an excellent RB class next year with Davis, Slaton, McFadden, Charles..etc. So it could be like when Ronnie Brow, Cadillac, and Benson all got drafted in the top 5.

MichaelJordanEberle (sabf)
11-24-2006, 02:53 PM
IMO Slaton and Charles are too skinny right now. McFadden looks alot bigger, and he's still real fast. Not to mention he's tearing up the best conference in the NCAA, and has great versatility. I'm gonna say top 5, potentially number 1.

SeanTaylorRIP
11-24-2006, 02:56 PM
Kinda a topic for the draft section but yeah McFadden to me is 10x better than Reggie Bush, not only does he have the bush open field moves but he has power and is a good 15-25 pounds heavier and a couple inches taller. He is the real deal, I like him more than Ronnie Brown or Reggie Bush or Adrian Peterson.

draftguru151
11-24-2006, 03:08 PM
Kinda a topic for the draft section but yeah McFadden to me is 10x better than Reggie Bush, not only does he have the bush open field moves but he has power and is a good 15-25 pounds heavier and a couple inches taller. He is the real deal, I like him more than Ronnie Brown or Reggie Bush or Adrian Peterson.

A player that isn't eligible for the draft doesn't belong in the draft section.

MichaelJordanEberle (sabf)
11-24-2006, 04:06 PM
Kinda a topic for the draft section but yeah McFadden to me is 10x better than Reggie Bush, not only does he have the bush open field moves but he has power and is a good 15-25 pounds heavier and a couple inches taller. He is the real deal, I like him more than Ronnie Brown or Reggie Bush or Adrian Peterson.

I don't like him as much as AP, and I haven't seen enough of him to officially say I like him more than Reggie and Ronnie, but from what I've seen, I do. He doesn't seem to break as many tackles as AP from what I've seen. He is a better receiver though IMO. Although the run I just saw from the QB position was very impressive, powerful.

critesy
11-24-2006, 04:35 PM
Future #1 pick, if a team doesnt take him like what happened to Reggie, it should be more of a catastrophe.

metafour
11-24-2006, 04:37 PM
Kinda a topic for the draft section but yeah McFadden to me is 10x better than Reggie Bush, not only does he have the bush open field moves but he has power and is a good 15-25 pounds heavier and a couple inches taller. He is the real deal, I like him more than Ronnie Brown or Reggie Bush or Adrian Peterson.

I don't like him as much as AP, and I haven't seen enough of him to officially say I like him more than Reggie and Ronnie, but from what I've seen, I do. He doesn't seem to break as many tackles as AP from what I've seen. He is a better receiver though IMO. Although the run I just saw from the QB position was very impressive, powerful.

McFadden is better than Peterson.

draftguru151
11-24-2006, 04:40 PM
I see no reason why McFadden is better than Peterson.

metafour
11-24-2006, 04:48 PM
I see no reason why McFadden is better than Peterson.

Just as big, faster, isn't as big an injury concern, and plays against better competition. McFadden has destroyed SEC defenses for two straight years, tonight he has torched LSU's defense which is something like Top 2 in the entire country.

MichaelJordanEberle (sabf)
11-24-2006, 04:57 PM
Adrian Peterson is the best player in the NCAA IMO. McFadden's almost as good though. I don't get many Arkansas games in Ottawa, but I get this one. He looks real impressive, but not on Adrian's level. It's close, but Adrian takes it. Darren seems to be powerful in that he falls forward and oneguy has trouble taking him down in traffic, but Adrian just breaks a lot of tackles and turns them into huge hugeruns. Keep in mind this is from limited observation though, so I might be a little off.

Merch
11-24-2006, 05:02 PM
I'd say top 5, depending on the needs of the top 5 teams next year of course. From the games I've seen he has been a very powerful runner, he has the moves and he has the speed. I like the combo they've got with McFadden and Felix Jones, arguably the best tandem in the country.

4pAc
11-24-2006, 05:13 PM
I see no reason why McFadden is better than Peterson.

Just as big, faster, isn't as big an injury concern, and plays against better competition. McFadden has destroyed SEC defenses for two straight years, tonight he has torched LSU's defense which is something like Top 2 in the entire country.
He's actually a little smaller than Peterson but he is strong and his burst is amazing.

SeanTaylorRIP
11-24-2006, 05:16 PM
He is kinda the hybrid mix of Reggie Bush and Adrian Peterson, he's still young so I'm not gonna go into all the Eric Dickerson comparisons and what not but no doubt he is the most gifted RB in college football. Heck he should be the QB cause Casey D can't pass.

CC
11-24-2006, 05:18 PM
I wouldn't rate him alongside Adrian Peterson but he is pretty close. I would say McFadden and Jonathon Stewart are the top two sophmore NFL draft prospects.

FlutiesDropKick
11-24-2006, 05:25 PM
He is kinda the hybrid mix of Reggie Bush and Adrian Peterson, he's still young so I'm not gonna go into all the Eric Dickerson comparisons and what not but no doubt he is the most gifted RB in college football. Heck he should be the QB cause Casey D can't pass.

if they lose the SEC championship i look for Mitch to be back at QB for the bowl game. With McFadden and Felix Jones all the QB has to do is manage the game and maybe chuck one up to Monk who's 6'6" when u need a big play.

As for McFadden hiis size is great as is his speed. He is powerful but not exactly AP there. He peobably would shed a few more tacklers and i would much more confident about his ability to stay healthy (not that he's an injury concern) if he could get lower. With skills like he has size is not an issue, he is not to big but he runs higher than many other top backs so he will take more hits and at the NFL he won't have the longevity of other backs in this class. I see him as easy top 5 with his current running style if he can run lower he will be the concensus #1.

draftguru151
11-24-2006, 05:52 PM
I've never seen someone run with as much power as Peterson. His explosion is un-human. McFadden is amazing and the best sophmore in the country, but Peterson is the best player in the country period. McFadden has great explosion and great speed, and Peterson's is just as good. Not taking anything away from McFadden, he is amazing, but Peterson is just the best.

SeanTaylorRIP
11-24-2006, 05:54 PM
I've never seen someone run with as much power as Peterson. His explosion is un-human. McFadden is amazing and the best sophmore in the country, but Peterson is the best player in the country period. McFadden has great explosion and great speed, and Peterson's is just as good. Not taking anything away from McFadden, he is amazing, but Peterson is just the best.

Eh Peterson has more power but can't touch McFadden's explosion again I'm staying from the Eric Dickerson stuff but when McFadden is in the open field it's over.

4pAc
11-24-2006, 05:57 PM
I've never seen someone run with as much power as Peterson. His explosion is un-human. McFadden is amazing and the best sophmore in the country, but Peterson is the best player in the country period. McFadden has great explosion and great speed, and Peterson's is just as good. Not taking anything away from McFadden, he is amazing, but Peterson is just the best.
What about the guy in your sig?
McFadden will be the best player in the country next year but I agree that Peterson is stronger

draftguru151
11-24-2006, 06:00 PM
I've never seen someone run with as much power as Peterson. His explosion is un-human. McFadden is amazing and the best sophmore in the country, but Peterson is the best player in the country period. McFadden has great explosion and great speed, and Peterson's is just as good. Not taking anything away from McFadden, he is amazing, but Peterson is just the best.

Eh Peterson has more power but can't touch McFadden's explosion again I'm staying from the Eric Dickerson stuff but when McFadden is in the open field it's over.

Really? Can't touch it? Are you sure we are watching the same Adrian Peteson. Do I need to post a highlight reel of AD so you can rethink the question?

4pAc
11-24-2006, 06:04 PM
I've never seen someone run with as much power as Peterson. His explosion is un-human. McFadden is amazing and the best sophmore in the country, but Peterson is the best player in the country period. McFadden has great explosion and great speed, and Peterson's is just as good. Not taking anything away from McFadden, he is amazing, but Peterson is just the best.

Eh Peterson has more power but can't touch McFadden's explosion again I'm staying from the Eric Dickerson stuff but when McFadden is in the open field it's over.Have you seen Peterson run, McFadden is only a tad bit more explosive than Peterson

Space Ghost
11-24-2006, 06:12 PM
McFadden is my favorite back in the nation, NFL included, but AP is better, Right now. AP runs so hard and he is probably a better blocker. McFadden will likely be drafted in the top10 nexy year if not top5 depending on team needs. He will be my number 1 ranked player eligible for the draft next year if CJ and AP declare.

draftguru151
11-24-2006, 06:12 PM
I've never seen someone run with as much power as Peterson. His explosion is un-human. McFadden is amazing and the best sophmore in the country, but Peterson is the best player in the country period. McFadden has great explosion and great speed, and Peterson's is just as good. Not taking anything away from McFadden, he is amazing, but Peterson is just the best.
What about the guy in your sig?
McFadden will be the best player in the country next year but I agree that Peterson is stronger

As a college player Peterson is better.

thetedginnshow
11-24-2006, 06:24 PM
It's sad when you're the best QB and RB on your team.

Space Ghost
11-24-2006, 06:35 PM
It's sad when you're the best QB and RB on your team.

For the team...

MichaelJordanEberle (sabf)
11-24-2006, 07:02 PM
I've watched highlight videos of both. Peterson's is more impressive. DMc showed good speed and everything, but I saw him get tackled by alot of DBs in the video, whereas in AD's I didn't see that. Anyway, here are the videos i watched.

Adrian Peterson (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vVQRw7IjfdM)

Run DMc (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HakG1Mm7g2M)

Obviously you can't fully judge a player by highlight videos, but I think Peterson is more powerful and explosive, as I'm sure most people do. I also think Peterson is just as fast, once he's behind you it's over. He also runs "meaner" as McFadden sometimes moves around guys, Peterson attacks them. I think McFadden could be the second best RB in all of college football, but AP is the best player period.

SeanTaylorRIP
11-24-2006, 07:05 PM
I've watched highlight videos of both. Peterson's is more impressive. DMc showed good speed and everything, but I saw him get tackled by alot of DBs in the video, whereas in AD's I didn't see that. Anyway, here are the videos i watched.

Adrian Peterson (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vVQRw7IjfdM)

Run DMc (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HakG1Mm7g2M)

Obviously you can't fully judge a player by highlight videos, but I think Peterson is more powerful and explosive, as I'm sure most people do. I also think Peterson is just as fast, once he's behind you it's over. He also runs "meaner" as McFadden sometimes moves around guys, Peterson attacks them. I think McFadden could be the second best RB in all of college football, but AP is the best player period.

You can't fault a guy for wanting to run around a defender and pick up extra yards rather than try to truck them over, it also helps preserve them a longer career. One thing I an say about McFadden is that he is one of the best stiff armers I have seen in a while.

Space Ghost
11-24-2006, 07:13 PM
I noticed that Fred Bennett of South Carolina is the fastest guy in either of those.

MichaelJordanEberle (sabf)
11-24-2006, 07:23 PM
I've watched highlight videos of both. Peterson's is more impressive. DMc showed good speed and everything, but I saw him get tackled by alot of DBs in the video, whereas in AD's I didn't see that. Anyway, here are the videos i watched.

Adrian Peterson (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vVQRw7IjfdM)

Run DMc (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HakG1Mm7g2M)

Obviously you can't fully judge a player by highlight videos, but I think Peterson is more powerful and explosive, as I'm sure most people do. I also think Peterson is just as fast, once he's behind you it's over. He also runs "meaner" as McFadden sometimes moves around guys, Peterson attacks them. I think McFadden could be the second best RB in all of college football, but AP is the best player period.

You can't fault a guy for wanting to run around a defender and pick up extra yards rather than try to truck them over, it also helps preserve them a longer career. One thing I an say about McFadden is that he is one of the best stiff armers I have seen in a while.


Yeah McFadden's a real good stiff armer, but so is Adrian.

bernbabybern820
12-29-2006, 02:09 PM
I've watched highlight videos of both. Peterson's is more impressive. DMc showed good speed and everything, but I saw him get tackled by alot of DBs in the video, whereas in AD's I didn't see that. Anyway, here are the videos i watched.

Adrian Peterson (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vVQRw7IjfdM)

Run DMc (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HakG1Mm7g2M)

Obviously you can't fully judge a player by highlight videos, but I think Peterson is more powerful and explosive, as I'm sure most people do. I also think Peterson is just as fast, once he's behind you it's over. He also runs "meaner" as McFadden sometimes moves around guys, Peterson attacks them. I think McFadden could be the second best RB in all of college football, but AP is the best player period.

it actually looks like mcfadden has a better burst.

TH3
12-29-2006, 02:34 PM
Peterson's balance is rediculous and I question that McFadden is faster

Legend234
12-30-2006, 12:36 AM
McFadden is a bit more fluid but Peterson is stronger. McFadden has nowhere near the open field moves of Reggie Bush though. I have never seen him shake anyone. I'll give the edge to McFadden because he is younger, gets hurt less, better pad level when re runs and does it against the better conferance. He will be a top 3 pick probably. They are both amazing though.

Gribble
12-30-2006, 12:46 AM
McFadden avoids contact, AD doesn't. Biggest difference between the two.

Javzz
12-30-2006, 01:00 AM
McFadden avoids contact, AD doesn't. Biggest difference between the two.

McFadden definately doesn't avoid contact.

MichaelJordanEberle (sabf)
12-30-2006, 10:52 AM
McFadden avoids contact, AD doesn't. Biggest difference between the two.

McFadden definately doesn't avoid contact.

Well, in comparison it could be said he does. A better way of saying it is he takes it if he has to, whereas AD just goes and gets it.