Posted on: January 16, 2008 5:48 pm

NFL Draft Prospect Rankings (HB's)

1. Darren McFadden - One of the most talented guys to come out of college in recent years. He's got the rare ability to juke you out of your shoes or run you over (similar to some guy named Adrian Peterson). He's been the Heisman runner up two years straight and was set up for yet another year of contention next season. He has been clocked anywhere from a 4.3 to 4.4 40m, but his explosiveness is where he shines.

49.5 out of 50. Low risk, Huge Reward

2. Jonathan Stewart
- Not a huge prospect because he has been overshadowed by the guy above. But this dude's no slouch. At 5'11'', 230 he's built like a power back. But he's got the breakaway speed that is needed to be a success in the NFL. I'd compare him to a Willie Parker because of his ability to crush opposing defenders. He's clocked at a 4.47 40m and should be the surprise success story of this draft.

45 of 50. Medium risk, Medium/High Reward

3. Felix Jones
- Once again, overshadowed by his teammate. But this man (and I mean man...he looks about 45) is the most versatile back coming out this year. He's great out of the backfield and on special teams, but this guy averaged 8.7 yards per rush this season. Similar to a past Heisman winner, Reggie Bush, who averaged 8+ yards in his senior season. He should be good for any team that waits.

44.5 of 50. Medium risk, Medium/High Reward

Category: NFL
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