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    The OROY run basically boils down to three players, Maroney, Colston, and Addai. This rookie draft looks like it produced many runners (Norwood, Washington, Bell, Williams), but only Maroney and Addai have set themselves apart. Addai has the advantage at running and passing yards, but Maroney leads the league in kickoff return average, balancing things out.

    The wide recievers of the class have been average with the exception of Colston, who is top five in recieving yards, and td's...not bad for a seventh round pick. This is how I see it so far....

    1. Marques Colston, WR, Saints
    10 games, 54 receptions, 869 yards, 16.1 avg, 86 long, 7 TD's, 13 plays of 20+ yards, 3 plays of 40+ yards, 41 first downs

    2. Laurence Maroney, RB, Pats
    10 games, 138 attempts, 577 yards, 4.2 avg, 41 long, 3 td's, 5 plays of 20+ yards, 30 first downs

    14 receptions, 143 yards, 10.2 avg, 31 long, 1 td, 2 plays of 20 + yards, 8 first downs

    22 kick returns, 654 yards, 29.7 avg, 77 long, 0 td's, 2 plays of 40+ yards

    0 fumbles, 0 lost

    3. Joseph Addai, RB, Colts
    10 games, 131 attempts, 618 yards, 4.7 avg, 21 long, 3 td's, 1 plays of 20+ yards, 39 first downs

    27 receptions, 197 yards, 7.3 avg, 21 long, 1 td, 2 plays of 20 + yards, 10 first downs

    1 fumble, 1 lost


    A couple of things stand out...first Addai is more consistent at getting yards, but Maroney has better breakaway speed, and is a threat to take it home every touch whereas Addai is more of a move the chains player. It should be noted that the Colts were aiming for Maroney initially, and Addai was their fallback, also Addai has the benefit of playing with a better reciever group whereas Maroney often times plays with the opposing safety in the box.
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