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straitg2nite
04-18-2007, 12:29 AM
And if Adrain Peterson is available at no.9 which i think is a posibility would'nt you be forced to take him..Avg 5 yds a carry for 3 years at okl..i and unlike ronnie..who i love very much with his brusing play..he took the brunt of the carries at oklahoma..just a thought

JT#1
04-18-2007, 12:30 AM
if he falls and theres no one of value at #9 i'd think we'd be getting offers from alot of teams trying to trade up, GB being the most likly spot imo

dominizzo
04-18-2007, 12:36 AM
i like i like

Elliott 1
04-18-2007, 12:37 AM
He's more comparable to Eric
Dickerson than Thomlinson.

MastR_EvaluatoR
04-18-2007, 12:52 AM
Adrian Peterson runs nothing like Tomlinson.. Have you seen him play in college at all ??

The other poster is right, Peterson runs upright , with a similar style to Eric Dickerson ..

djphinfan
04-18-2007, 01:11 AM
imo he does'nt run like either of them,,erik dickerson was the epitomy of finesse,,,,peterson runs angry get the hell out of my way or i'am gonna run your azz over style,,,,,i can't compare his style to anyone that i've ever seen,,,he is a modern day jim brown only faster,,,,,,,theres no one that has had his skill set,,, ever.

krazikarl
04-18-2007, 02:34 AM
And if Adrain Peterson is available at no.9 which i think is a posibility would'nt you be forced to take him..Avg 5 yds a carry for 3 years at okl..i and unlike ronnie..who i love very much with his brusing play..he took the brunt of the carries at oklahoma..just a thought

yes peterson was the only one carrying the ball in oklahoma...and he never made it through a season healthy. the only season in which he played every game was his freshman year - which he did with a bum shoulder. picking peterson at 9 would be silly. and as mentioned above, we would get tons of value.

but this is all moot, it ain't happenin.

Caliphinfan23
04-18-2007, 09:20 AM
IMO Ronnie Brown is going to look a lot like Tomlinson this year. If you look at Ronnie's numbers and project them out to 330-350 carries they'll be very similar statistically. He has been the only thing that has really worked for our offense consistently. The last two years, watching our games, I am always saying to myself... "why don't they give him [Ronnie] the ball every play?" I don't mean just the hand off. A swing pass or short dump off to him on 3rd and 5 works better than a 7 yrd out to Derek "whoops dropped it" Hagan.

Just my $.02 on not needing Peterson. Ronnie's good enough and, oh btw, there's Ricky.

nick1
04-18-2007, 09:49 AM
Peterson is a great RB prospect but I won't compare him to LT, LT is a great all around player who can also catch the ball. Peterson is a very good runner but I doubt his catching abilities

fishypete
04-18-2007, 10:09 AM
If Peterson is the bpa at 9...Mueller will select him....remember he drafted a running back even after having Ricky....and then traded him to some stupid team for a killing.

nick1
04-18-2007, 10:13 AM
If Peterson is the bpa at 9...Mueller will select him....remember he drafted a running back even after having Ricky....and then traded him to some stupid team for a killing.

he drafted Ricky when he had McAllister, than after Ricky didn't work out for N.O. he traded him to us for a 1st and a 3rd

Mr772
04-18-2007, 10:14 AM
imo he does'nt run like either of them,,erik dickerson was the epitomy of finesse,,,,peterson runs angry get the hell out of my way or i'am gonna run your azz over style,,,,,i can't compare his style to anyone that i've ever seen,,,he is a modern day jim brown only faster,,,,,,,theres no one that has had his skill set,,, ever.

You just described Larry Johnson when he was at penn state. I think AP will be very much like Larry when he gets into the big leagues.

fishypete
04-18-2007, 10:20 AM
he drafted Ricky when he had McAllister, than after Ricky didn't work out for N.O. he traded him to us for a 1st and a 3rd

I believe the price was two first round picks and a third and he already had Ricky;

When Miami is on the clock with the No. 9 overall pick on April 28, Mueller said the Dolphins will choose the proverbial "best player available," even if the franchise seems to have more pressing needs.
Mueller recalled his decision in New Orleans to draft running back Deuce McAllister in the first round even though Ricky Williams was with the Saints. The following year, Mueller traded Williams to Miami and McAllister rushed for more than 3,000 yards combined during the next two seasons.

Mr772
04-18-2007, 10:21 AM
he drafted Ricky when he had McAllister, than after Ricky didn't work out for N.O. he traded him to us for a 1st and a 3rd

That trade became 2 first round picks and a third. Because of Ricky's performance.

dan the fin
04-18-2007, 10:26 AM
he drafted Ricky when he had McAllister, than after Ricky didn't work out for N.O. he traded him to us for a 1st and a 3rd

No he had Ricky already, then he drafted Duce. After that he traded Ricky to Mia for a First and a conditional 3rd, that became a First based on performance.

nick1
04-18-2007, 10:29 AM
No he had Ricky already, then he drafted Duce. After that he traded Ricky to Mia for a First and a conditional 3rd, that became a First based on performance.

my mistake but this is a different situation, we have Ricky and Ronnie already. dare we add Peterson to the team? if we did we could trade him to GB right after the pick and get a ton of picks

dan the fin
04-18-2007, 10:31 AM
imo he does'nt run like either of them,,erik dickerson was the epitomy of finesse,,,,peterson runs angry get the hell out of my way or i'am gonna run your azz over style,,,,,i can't compare his style to anyone that i've ever seen,,,he is a modern day jim brown only faster,,,,,,,theres no one that has had his skill set,,, ever.
Wow AP is good but in no way would I say his skill set is the best ever. If this was true and scouts thought he would be better then Jim Brown, there would not even be a discussion if he would drop to #9 or not cause he would be a lock for top3 probably #1 overall.

fishypete
04-18-2007, 10:33 AM
my mistake but this is a different situation, we have Ricky and Ronnie already. dare we add Peterson to the team? if we did we could trade him to GB right after the pick and get a ton of picks

We may not have Ricky....I believe his days are numbered with the Dolphins.

dan the fin
04-18-2007, 10:36 AM
my mistake but this is a different situation, we have Ricky and Ronnie already. dare we add Peterson to the team? if we did we could trade him to GB right after the pick and get a ton of picks

I don't know if I would dare to do it. There would be a lot of risk i doing this. What if Green Bay holds out cause they no we have Brown and with his contract he is almost untradeable at the time. I think u are done seeing big trades for RB's. Look at James and Alexander when they were taged teams did not even want to give up a first for them. There is a lot of good RB's plus there self life is the shortest too.

Mr.Majestik
04-19-2007, 02:17 AM
imo he does'nt run like either of them,,erik dickerson was the epitomy of finesse,,,,peterson runs angry get the hell out of my way or i'am gonna run your azz over style,,,,,i can't compare his style to anyone that i've ever seen,,,he is a modern day jim brown only faster,,,,,,,theres no one that has had his skill set,,, ever.

Oh, for crying out loud. "there's no one that has had his skill set...ever." Is this a parody? Because it reads like a parody, a parody of the uninformed fan come draft time every year. Jamal Lewis is Eric Dickerson reincarnated! And for a single season he was. Ricky Williams is the second-coming of Earl Campbell! How'd that work out? Reggie Bush is the second-coming of Gale Sayers! Yea, all 3.6 ypc. Now Adrian Peterson's fans, who apparently know little about his history, claim that he's not even Eric Dickerson, he's a gridiron messiah whose skill sets have never been seen before! Wow.

I guess if you ignore the young man's almost constant injury problems going all the way back to his junior year in high school--shoulders, ankles, collars (he's started only 14-games in the last two-years)--and if you ignore his decent, not extraordinary receiving skills, or if you ignore the number of times he fumbles, or ignore his upright running style, then yes, AP is a once-in-a-lifetime talent, at least until the next once-in-lifetime talent comes out next year. AP will find that Ray Lewis, Shawn Merriman and Zach Thomas hit harder, run faster, play smarter, and are just better then any defensive player AP faced in the defensively weak Big 12. (There is actually a reason why so many great running backs come out of the SEC.) When Mike Nolan, who has no stake in the AP derby, unlike Jon "hyperbole" Gruden says that he doubts AP last five-years in the NFL that should give pause, if only because it represents an educated opinion in stark contrast to the ridiculous exaggerations that are par for the course. The honest truth is AP isn't even as good a prospect at Willis McGahee was pre-knee injury. Ronnie Brown is by far the better physical package with a more compact running style and superior receiving skills (and has everyone forget that Ronnie Brown actually has a rushing average .2 better then L.T.'s his first two years in the league?) But sure, draft him anyway, then use his transcedental skill set at quarterback, or tackle, I'm sure he'll help us at either position.