real bucs fan wrote:uscbucsfan wrote:
There have been many RBs graded just as high or higher since AP that were bust. McFadden was widely accepted as a better prospect than AP. Elliot wasn't graded as high as Richardson.
My point is both may bust. Neither are sure things.
McFaddens athleticism drew comparisons to Peterson, but I don't recall anyone saying he was better.
Everyone knew AP was generational as a runner.
Then you misremember. He was supposed to be a faster healthier version with similar vision, which was wrong. He was certainly a more highly touted prospect than Cook and probably Fournette when factoring injuries.
My point was run dmc and Trent Richardson were locks to be good running backs according to everyone.