Meet: Adrian Peterson a RB from Oklahoma. First and foremost this guy is an absolute work horse. Weighing in at 216 lbs and standing 6'1, Adrian is the type of back that has deceptive power. In other words, you're on the ground looking at the bottom of his nikes before you know what hit you. Up until his end zone "Summersault", this man had remained relatively injury free, while carrying the load for his Oklahoma Sooners. Due to his collarbone injury, his '06 numbers were a bit skewed. During Peterson's sophomore season, the Sooners absolutely stunk so opposing defenses were keying in on Oklahoma's only offensive weapon: Mr. Peterson.
Allow the one and only Footballs Future to provide you with more insight:
You know how I said Amobi Okoye was the most intriguing player in the draft? Well I may have exaggerated. Only because Jon Gruden continues to insist on how much he likes Adrian Peterson and how other teams in the league have excelled while implementing a two running back committee. If there was ever a player used to such a system, it would be a one Cadillac Williams who shared time carrying the rock at Auburn with Miami Dolphin RB Ronnie Brown. I initially didn't like the idea of drafting another Running Back with a Top 5 Pick, but I continue to see visions of Adrian breaking one and streaking down an Oklahoma sideline, ahhh. If the Bucs did lose out on (#21), QB JaMarcus Russell was off the board, and they couldn't trade down to Draft Amobi, then RB Adrian Peterson would not be a blown pick in the slightest. I'm not sure it's a pure team need with: Michael Pittman, Mike Alstott, BJ Askew, and of course Cadillac Williams, but none of the afore mentioned guys (with the exception of Caddy and an "In his Prime" Alstott can carry Peterson's resume). Clock is about to start ticking. . . .