According to Football Outsiders, Maroney ranks in the top 10 in the 3 major categories by which they measure rbs: DPAR (defense adjusted total production), DVOA (defense adjusted production per play), and success percentage (consistency). The following list includes every other lead rb who accomplished that trifecta over a full season, from 2000 thru 2007: Note: the numbers in parentheses represent (# probowls, # 1,000 yard seasons) M Faulk 2000, 2001 (7/7) J. Bettis 2000 (6/8) C. Martin 2004 (5/10) E. James 2000, 2005 (4/7) C. Dillon 2004 (4/7) P. Holmes 2001, 2002, 2003 (3/4) T. Barber 2005 (3/6) S. Alexander 2005 (3/5) G. Hearst 2001 (2/4) R. Smith 2000 (2/4) B. Westbrook 2007 (2/2) L. Johnson 2004, 2005 (2/2) C. Portis 2002, 2003 (1/5) R. Johnson 2005 (1/3) C. Garner 2002 (1/2) J. Addai 2006 (1/2) M. Anderson 2000, 2005 (0/2) Everyone of those 17 players made a probowl as a rb, except the Broncos Mike Anderson. Among those 17, there were 47 pro bowl berths and 80 1,000 yard seasons, an average of 3 pro bowls and 5 1,000 yards seasons per player. As a floor, we have Mike Anderson, a sturdy system back, Charlie Garner, a versatile Roger Craig-style weapon in the WC Offense, and Rudi Johnson, a tough between the tackles plugger. As a ceiling we have Marshall Faulk, Curtis Martin and Jerome Bettis, HOF players. The fact that 94% of the rbs on this list went on to at least 1 pro bowl, and everyone of them had at least 2 1,000 yard seasons, bodes well for Maroney's future. Based on this year's performance, his young age, and the select company on that list, IMO it is safe to project Maroney as a future pro bowl player with several 1,000 yard seasons in front of him.