Blessed with a dynamic combination of speed, quickness and athleticism, McFadden is a threat to take it the distance whenever he touches the ball.
But McFadden also displays the power and toughness to grind out tough yards between the tackles.
Some scouts consider McFadden an ultra-talented, but unfinished product as a runner, even though he torched the SEC for three seasons. He has limited exposure to the passing game, and may not be a great fit in all offensive systems. Regardless, he is a top-tier talent who should be among the top players taken in the draft.
Offensive coordinators will love the fact that he is a three-down back who is capable of staying on the field in all situations. That versatility will lead some teams to view him as the best running back prospect in this year's draft. If Mendenhall can shake the one-year-wonder label, he may surpass McFadden as the top running back prospect.