Where does Adrian Peterson rank according to this list?
Peterson lacks the ability to read a blitz.
has poor blocking ability.
Poor hands not very good at catching the ball.
not a patient runner.
struggles with ball security.
What Peterson does have is
-top notch speed
-strong cutting/change of direction ability
Hes only 4 for 9 on your list, so i guess he doesn't meet your criteria for a "quality NFL running back"
Last edited by PaulAnthony; 03-22-2014 at 01:11 PM.
With what's happened so far, perhaps the Giants shouldn't start D. Wilson against the Cowboys in their first key divisional matchup, where his mistakes and turnovers are magnified x10.
What is misleading is when the total fumbles is interchanged with lost fumbles in order to make a point. Happens all the time on this board, not directing this at you per se.
Wilson lost 3 fumbles in 121 touches (2.5%) his first 2 yrs.
Tiki lost 1 fumble in 264 touches (0.38%) his first 2 yrs
That was the point being made in response to the poster who asked how many fumbles Tiki had his first 2 yrs, while obviously attempting to mitigate the high fumble percentage by Wilson so far. Apples to apples. You're inadvertently introducing oranges into the comparison.
To critically analyze what EVERYONE (even the apologists) sees in a 1st rounder is not being a "hater". It's expressing extreme disappointment in a player. Big difference. I don't "hate" the guy. He has those positive attributes of character you so eloquently outlined. How can anyone hate him??
He had his fewest starts (3), fewest carries (78), fewest rushing yards (386), 2nd fewest receptions (7), and fewest TDs (1) of his 3 year career. How is that looking worth a 1st rd pick?
He has a total of 37 (out of 48 possible) games played, 12 starts, 356 carries for 1462 yards, 11 TDs, 24 receptions for 143 yds. For three years.
How does that look like a 1st rd pick? He doesn't make the list of 1st rd RBs who took more than 2 years to excel. Not yet, certainly.