Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Adrian Peterson Continues to Impress

Regardless of the injury concerns that have followed Peterson in his career at Oklahoma, his stock is rising by the hour. It can't get much higher than the #3 he is projected at now. Forget about the Jamal Lewis signing for the Browns, Peterson could be a long term answer for them.
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Scouts interested in Peterson's pass-catching ability news services

NORMAN, Okla. -- Former Oklahoma running back Adrian Peterson, rated the No. 1 running back in the 2007 draft and a possible No. 3 overall pick by the Cleveland Browns, spent a good deal of time catching passes at the Sooners pro day workout Tuesday, something he did little of in his three seasons as a player.

Peterson ran the short shuttle on Tuesday, the only drill he didn't complete at last month's NFL combine, then went through an individual workout, mostly working as a wide receiver to test his hands.

According to scouts who watched the workout, Peterson spent time both working out of the slot and split-out wide, caught every pass that was catchable during the drill and impressed scouts with his fluidness as a receiver.

"You can really tell he's been working on his hands," Browns general manager Phil Savage said.

Peterson had only 24 receptions in the 31 games he played at Oklahoma,

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