Why Darren McFadden Can Be the NFL’s Next Great Runningback

Posted: 23rd October 2009 by David Xaviel is Mr. X in NFL
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Here is a question that has bothered me: Does Raider runningback, Darren McFadden, have what it takes to be the next great runningback? When the Raiders selected McFadden with the fourth overall pick in the 2008 NFL Draft, scouts had compared McFadden to Marshall Faulk. In this era of the NFL (1983-present), that is about the highest honor a running back can get with few exceptions. McFadden showed Raider fans a glimpse of his potential against the Kansas City Chiefs in Arrowhead last year, but unfortunately, McFadden has been riddled with injuries ever since, with lacklustre play when he has had the chance. In fact, Justin Fargas and Michael Bush have been more reliable than McFadden. The problem is that McFadden has the expectation to be a Hall of Fame level running back, not just a back ...

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