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Which RB has more speed? Laurence Maroney or DeAngelo Williams?

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    Both Running Backs are from the 06 Draft. I got into an argument with someone about Maroney's and Williams' speed.

    Which Running Back do you think has the better speed? Maroney or DeAngelo?
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    Re: Which RB has more speed? Lawrence Maroney or DeAngelo Williams?

    not sure who is faster to be honest. one thing i do know is both finished strong and will have huge seasons next year provided they stay healthy
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    Re: Which RB has more speed? Lawrence Maroney or DeAngelo Williams?

    I think its DeAngelo he looks more quicker, Maroneys fast too dont get me wrong but id give the edge to DeAngelo on overall speed.
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    Re: Which RB has more speed? Lawrence Maroney or DeAngelo Williams?

    SI had Williams listed at 4.55 in the 40

    http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/football/2006/draft/players/18743.html


    Maroney is listed at 4.48

    http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/football/2006/draft/players/5337.html


    As for game speed, I haven't seen enough of Williams to compare, but I'd say that Maroney looks faster than Addai to me, even though SI had Addai listed at 4.41. That could be a valid observation on my part, or just my eye being fooled due to stylistic difference.
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    Re: Which RB has more speed? Lawrence Maroney or DeAngelo Williams?

    "Which RB has more speed? Lawrence Maroney or DeAngelo Williams?"

    Neither. Laurence Maroney does.
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    Re: Which RB has more speed? Lawrence Maroney or DeAngelo Williams?

    Maroney. Williams has speed and I like his moves/footwork, but Maroney's top gear goes a little higher.

    His HC at Minnesota said Maroney was the fastest player he's ever coached. Go back and watch that 93 yard TD run, and you'll agree :)
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    Re: Which RB has more speed? Lawrence Maroney or DeAngelo Williams?

    D. Williams: Nice college player. Can't carry Maroney's jock.
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    looking at their builds, i would imagine deangelo is faster...

    however, hes defenetely a finesse back, and nowhere near maroney's standing
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    Re: Which RB has more speed? Lawrence Maroney or DeAngelo Williams?


    I have previously heard that the combine times can be a bit misleading: players react differently when in pads on a playing surface compared to running a track in sprinting gear. It allows for a margin of error b/c obviously game speed is what matters. Anything as close as this is a toss up once they get into a game.
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    Fairly certain that Maroney ran a 4.38 when he was in college.
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    Does it matter?
    I think what really matters is what results they can produce on the field.
    If you go strictly by the 40 times Maroney is faster.
    Look up their agility drills and 3 cone times in the combine and you'll get an even better picture.
    Look for the 20 yard split to get a better idea of their initial burst.
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