Darren McFadden has arrived according to this article and the many people that commented on it.  The number 4 pick of the NFL draft in 2008 for the Oakland Raiders has had an up and down career so far.  He missed much of his rookie year due to numerous injuries but did have several good games when he was given the opportunity.  His second year was the same story.  This year however, he’s only missed two games but is second in the league in rushing yards.  A huge step up from the previous two years obviously.  McFadden at one point was being labeled as a “bust”, and he was at the time, but now I think you can throw away that tag.  Yes there is still a lot of football to be played and its still a possibility that he could get knocked out of a few games, but with the yards that he’s putting up and the way he’s getting these yards is what’s so impressive.  Coming out of college, he was known as a speed back but not able to run between the guards nor take the brunt of the damage from linebackers.  This year he has flourished between the guards and he has done amazing things after the first hit.  This is the player I had been hoping he would turn into 3 years ago.  I hope that he can continue this great play.

One Response to “Darren McFadden No Longer A Bust?”

  1.   fuglsang Says:

    Raider Nation can sleep soundly tonight.