"There's no comparison" Thats what most people would probably say. I mean one is the potential #1 overall pick in the draft, and the other is probably looking at a late 2nd or early 3rd round selection. The comparison doesn't even seem worth making, one is a blazingly fast super athlete, and the other is a decent speed guy who had a good showing at the Senior Bowl. But what do the numbers say? (Stats do not include bowl games, except Yards/YPC/TD) Attempts DMC - 309 Forte - 314 Yards/YPC/TD DMC -1830/5.6/16 Forte - 2127/5.9/22 Runs Where More Than One Defender Was Needed to Make Tackle DMC - 107 (34.6% Forte - 99 (31.5%) Runs Resulting in First Downs DMC - 90 (29.1%) Forte - 108 (34.4%) Carries on Third Down DMC - 38, 20 converted into 1st downs, 18 failed (52.6% success rate) Forte - 27, 16 converted into 1st downs, 11 failed (59.3% success rate) Carries on Fourth Down DMC - 3, 2 converted into 1st downs, 1 failed (66.6% success rate) Forte - 5, 5 converted into 1st downs, 0 failed (100% success rate) Runs of 10 yards or more DMC - 35 (11.3%) Forte - 55 (17.5%) Runs of 20 yards or more DMC - 15 (4.9%) Forte - 20 (6.4%) Key Carries on Scoring Drives DMC - 39 (12.6%) Forte - 41 (13.1%) Tackled at or Behind Line of Scrimmage DMC - 40 (12.9%) Forte - 59 (18.8%) It's kind of eye opening isn't it? One player will get a 50-60 million dollar contract and the other will be lucky to get a fifth of that. Is the fact that McFadden played in the SEC while Forte played in C-USA enough to warrant the huge difference in salary? I think the most surprising thing was how Forte was both more successful at sustaining drives, and more successful at breaking long runs. Say what you want about difference in competition between the conferences, but Forte is an extraordinary player who isn't getting enough press. I'm not suggesting that Forte deserves to be considered for being the top pick in the draft, but I do think he should be considered as MB3s running mate.