Bush or Peterson

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  1. Honoring Earl 34

    Honoring Earl 34 Hey Koolaid

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    :tv: If Reggie Bush and Adrian Peterson came out this year for the draft and were healthy ... who do you take ?
     
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    My bad, Bush
     
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    I would take peterson hands down..bigger and stronger and besides , he is home grown.:yahoo:
     
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    Honoring Earl 34 Hey Koolaid

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    :tv: I know Petersons a soph thats why I said if .
     
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    a left tackle!!!
     
  6. tulexan

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    I think Peterson is going to be a better pro. He is big, fast, and has good moves.
     
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    Peterson is bigger but not as fast. remember speed kills. moves are relative to their size of which both are remarkable. Who will be the better pro may depend upon who selects them and how they are used, the one with the better situation gets the edge, so its yet to be determined :)
     
  8. tulexan

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    Peterson looks like a pre-retirement Ricky Williams. He just runs through people and then out runs everyone once he gets free. His biggest challenge is going to be surviving Oklahoma without being constantly hobbled.
     
  9. Honoring Earl 34

    Honoring Earl 34 Hey Koolaid

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    :texflag: If Bush is faster its not by much .
     
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    Earl its not even close, but you have to remember the size difference. meaning the physics of contact are easily in Petersons corner & this is his strength. Reggie has clocked 40 times in the Michael/Marcus Vic range (4.25-.28) but his strength is to spread the defense then disable their reaction time.
     
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    Correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't Bush's 40-time about .15th faster than AP's?
     
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    AP is faster than 4.5. Bush has apparently ran a 4.35 which sounds about right. I don't think I've ever seen AP caught from behind once he is at full sprint and if he ran a 4.5 he would be caught by a DB. I would say that Bush is a little bit faster than AP but the difference is negligable. I do remember some freakish stat about AP that said that he can hold a 40 pound dumbell in each hand and still register a 34 or 35 inch vertical. It might be even more weight.
     
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    we need some one who scored touchdowns. bush is our man.
     
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    don't know ap's 40 time but i do know that he finished third in the 100m state finals behind a guy named ivory williams who is scary fast, so adrian has some speed. i think he runs in the 10.5-10.6 range. the difference is the lateral movement which bush has him by a lot, but in a race it would be a lot closer than most people think.
     
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    If I wanted a pure HB, then I'd choose AP. If I wanted a 2 down back, then I'd choose Bush.
     
  16. Honoring Earl 34

    Honoring Earl 34 Hey Koolaid

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    :texflag: AP is listed at 6'2 and 210 lbs with a 4.4 forty . Bush is listed at 6'0 and 200 lbs with a 4.3 forty .
     
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    Running Back | Junior | Southern Cal Reggie Bush
    Height: 6-0 | Weight: 200 | 40-Time: 4.28

    off the NFL Countdown site, no verification of its accuracy.

    here is some info from his bio from High School-

    He made the Cal-Hi Sports All-State Sophomore first team in 2000.

    In his career, he ran for 4,995 yards (averaging 12.0 a carry) and scored 450 points. He also competed in track at Helix, placing third in the 2002 California state 100 meters final and posting bests of 10.42 in the 100 (the fastest prep time in California in 2002 and the fastest among the nation's 2002 senior footballers) and 21.06 in the 200 meters (third fastest prep in California in 2002). He placed second in the boys' 50-meter dash in 5.85 at the 2003 Los Angeles Invitational Indoor Meet.

    simple math converts his 2003 indoor 50-meter dash time into a 4.28 40 so thats where I'm guessing they got their est. number for Reggie Bush.
     
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    Honoring Earl 34 Hey Koolaid

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    :texflag: Their both really good prospects . I'd go with Bush because he's all ready being used like he would as a pro . AP is a fine back but at 6'2 and 210lbs . he better adopt Eric Dickerson's style .
     
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    You can't just take a 50 time and turn it into a 40 time. 4.28 is much lower than every time I've heard about him. I've heard he is around 4.35. But regardless it is all about what kind of back you want. If you want a Brian Westbrook type all around back then you should take Reggie. If you want a Ricky Williams type run you over running back then you should take Adrian. Personally, I would take Adrian because I think he will be a better pro. He is like a better Ronnie Brown. But that is just me.
     
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    Don't get me wrong, AP is a fine prospect, but Ronnie is faster (4.38 40 time in combine) and more physical than AP. Now in the longrun, who knows?
     

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