Posted by DCRage
McFadden should go to either Atlanta or Oakland at 3 or 4. Both are teams really in need of a young RB who can be another AP. Miami has a hopefully healthy Ronnie Brown and Ricky Williams among others, so they have more pressing needs-namely a QB or WR.
While I definitely agree with you on where he should go( 3rd or 4th) I read an interesting article on why he won't go to Atlanta awhile back. Since the Vick scandals they are avoiding anyone with any off the field troubles. Mcfadden has been in 3 incidents that are well known , and who knows what else NFL teams might discover. Even though he doesn't portray the same public rebellious attitude,and seems far more intelligent at this age , I really think he will be this decades Randy Moss. I think he will slip, some team will take him, and he will be a stud for a long time. I also don't liken him to Peterson, who reminds me of Diickerson. They are both bruisers with speed.They will knock you over, make one move, and head straight for the goal line. MacFadden will usually make someone miss , and then beat you to the edge. McFadden actually reminds me of Marshall Faulk/Brian Westbrook , although he is a little bigger. Both could lay a hit on someone if they saw it coming, but also could be tackled relatively easily if not. Both have great speed, and are versatile in the passing game. What remains to be seen for me is if he has the same kind of dedication Marshall/Brian had. Early on both were often lost in pass protection and ran there routes a little sloppy. By his 3rd season however, Marshall was great on blitz pickups ,and very smooth receiver IMO. he also got much better in short yardage situations as his career went along, until injuries started to take their toll on him. Westbrook is still going but has also proven he is a everyfown back IMO. If no more big off the field stuff comes up, I think his only viable top 5 home is Oakland.After that some people think the jets, but i think the front seven on defense is where their first pick will go. I think Cincinnati would be smart to take him, but they will probably go O or D( especially D-line) line at #9,as that is a huge need for them . I think this is where Dallas will come into the picture if he falls that far, and a trade with New Orleans would be a distinct possibility. , Chicago, and Arizona are in the market for aback and I can't see him falling past them both.