3. Adrian Peterson– He’s one of the best players in the game today that isn’t a quarterback. When you look at the games the Vikings have won, he is always atop the stat sheet. He accounts for more than half of the offense in Minnesota. Adrian Peterson, who was number one on the ten best players list drops two spots to number three. He’s the definition of an all-around running back especially in such a pass-driven league. He runs in between the tackles and has the power to bounce outside. He’s far from a finesse back. He brings a toughness to the position. He won’t run around you. AP will lower that shoulder and run right through you and make you pay for trying to bring him down. I remember a game in Dallas last season and he took the five of the Cowboys defenders with him into the red zone. You have to get to him before he can get out into the open field with the football. Since he’s come into the league, AP has been nothing but consistent. 2011, we remember him blowing his entire knee out and 2012 a year later, he wins league MVP and leads the Vikings to the playoffs. He will go down as one of the best backs of his generation and could be one of the best of all time.
All Day Takes The Third Spot