THEY PAID him, and coach Pete Carroll will use him.
5 Maurice JONES-DREW JAGUARS
I WORRY about a season of eight-man boxes. I know he survived it last year, but two in a row?
6 Adrian PETERSON VIKINGS
HE'S DRIVEN in so many ways to beat the odds (and his torn-up knee from Week 16) and be great in September.
7 Trent RICHARDSON BROWNS
THIS IS a tough division to be a star back (tough to run on Pittsburgh and Baltimore, and coordinator Mike Zimmer will have the Bengals stouter), but the Browns will feed Richardson 300 times if he stays healthy.
8 LeSean MCCOY EAGLES
THERE'S NO good reason to drop him down to here. I just like the others better.
9 Ryan MATHEWS CHARGERS