Darren McFadden: 5 Reasons He Will & 5 Reasons He Won’t Duplicate 2010 Success

Darren McFadden's 2010 statistics:

Rushing: 223 carries for 1,157 yards and 7 touchdowns.

Receiving: 47 catches for 507 yards and 3 touchdowns.

Those are the numbers that the Oakland Raiders were expecting from McFadden when they selected the Arkansas product fourth overall in the 2008 NFL Draft.

McFadden finally lived up to the hype. Everyone knew all along that "Run DMC" had the talent. People just needed to see it.

Now the question is whether McFadden can do it again. Listed below are five reasons he will and five reasons he won't duplicate the success of 2010.

Five Reasons McFadden Will Duplicate the Success of 2010:

1. McFadden is a complete back

McFadden used his unique skills to show he is a dual-threat back. He finished 12th in rushing yards. His 507 yards and 47 catches ranked sixth and tenth, respectively, among running backs. His numbers would have been even better if he hadn't missed three games to injury.

2. McFadden is a home-run threat every time he touches the ball

McFadden has the size (6'2", 210 pounds) to run through tackles and the speed (sub 4.4 40-yard dash) to outrun defenders. This makes him a threat to rack up big chunks of yardage when he gets the ball. McFadden averaged 5.2 yards per rush. The only other back with 200+ carries that had a higher average? Kansas City Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles. McFadden led the NFL with 14 carries of 20 or more yards. He was also second in the league with 4 carries of 40 or more yards. Philadelphia Eagles running back LeSean McCoy had 5.

3. McFadden is the focal point of the offense

McFadden is without a doubt Oakland's best offensive weapon. This will ensure that the coaching staff makes every effort to get the ball in McFadden's hands. Whether it is a run, a screen pass or lining McFadden out wide, the Raider...

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