Peyton Hillis: Just a Fullback?


Published: March 13, 2009


... though he was one of the better fullback prospects in the NFL Draft, he still couldn't have guessed his number would have actually been called in the seventh round. By the Broncos, no less.

The running-back womb, where offensive juggernauts who run for 1,000 yards every year are born and grow up into ageless wonders.

See Terrell Davis.

See Olandis Gary.

See Reuben Droughns.

I'll bet Hillis never would have dreamt that he would have the chance to even play at a big Division I school like Arkansas, and to be a teammate of Darren McFadden and Felix Jones, two home-run hitters.

And I can almost guarantee that if you told him back in August of 2008 that he would out-perform his two former back-field-mates, he'd shake his head and say you were crazy.

But it's not a dream. At least, not entirely.

After a slew of injuries dumbed down the once vib...

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