Darren McFadden: Could he be the Next Big NFL Bust?

Ian GoldbergContributor IMay 22, 2008

There have been many comparisons between the likes of Adrian Peterson and Darren McFadden.  Pretty soon those comparisons will be put to rest.

When I watch Adrian Peterson's running-style, I see a beast; a beast with something that he has to get off of his shoulders. He runs like a wild animal that has just been let out of his cage.  His combination of size, speed, power, and strength all contributed in AD's success early in his rookie season.

When you take a look at Darren McFadden, you see the same running motion of a high chest, but you do not see the fierceness that Adrian Peterson or what some say "All-Day," runs with.

Darren McFadden's "wimpy" legs simply will not do in the NFL. I just don't think he has what it takes to succeed in the ways that AD's succession came from. Darren McFadden may have the speed and size to excel, but his agility has been questioned at times.

My prediction about Darren McFadden is that his college success will not translate very well to the NFL as he will be looking at closing holes on the edge of the line. When he looks to go up the gut, he will be found short, as a hit or two to the legs will bring him down very quickly.

McFadden needs to learn from AD about his power leg workout. I mean, take a look at the beast that Adrian Peterson is, 50 pound weights in each hand jumping on a three foot tall platform?

Sorry Darren, we don't wanna hurt your legs, or in that case question your man-hood. With the attitude your mom has, maybe she can get the job done at the next level.

Fantasy league players BEWARE of a potential bust in Run - DMC.