There is a poster somewhere with the words "injury-prone" on it. Darren McFadden is the poster boy.
The talented running back might be challenging Adrian Peterson for the title of "best running" back if he could stay healthy, but things have not panned out for him through five seasons.
McFadden's season-high in games played is 13, having appeared in just 57 of a possible 80 regular-season games since he entered the league. That is less than 72 percent of games.
Granted, McFadden was downright awful when he was healthy last season. The Raiders switched to a zone-blocking scheme, and it did not suit McFadden one bit.
Oakland's oft-injured running back averaged a league-worst 3.3 yards per carry among backs with at least 150 carries, and it would have been worse had he not broken one long touchdown run.
The Raiders have switched back to a power-blocking scheme, much to the delight of their running back. Even if he returns to form, however, it is difficult to condone drafting him in the first two rounds given his injury history.