Feb 26, 2007 0
The Cleveland Browns officially have a brutal decision to make in regards to April’s draft. Many mock drafts have the Browns taking Oklahoma RB Adrian Peterson, and they certainly do need a franchise back. But they also need a QB, and O-Line help, among other things.
Working out shortly after learning his half-brother was murdered, Peterson had a terrific workout at the combine on Sunday. Peterson, a bigger back at 6-1 ½ and 217, ran a blazing 4.38 40-yard dash. He also logged in a 38.5-inch vertical and 10-foot-7-inch broad jump.
Peterson is viewed as more of an interior guy, a straight-line guy, but that sparkling 40 time will likely make him much more enticing for a team like the Browns.
There is no doubt Peterson has what it takes to be an impact starter in the NFL, if not a spectacular one. But the Browns should pass on him because Peterson is too risky for a team that has been as cursed as Cleveland. Peterson’s numbers as a freshman back in 2004 were sick: 339/1,925/15. But he missed six games last year after breaking a collarbone, and he sat on the sideline for all [...]