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Believe it or not, Peterson can get better

Updated: January 6, 2005, 9:45 AM ET
By Bruce Feldman | ESPN The Magazine

He's already been anointed as Superman, an icon ready to go all LeBron on the sports world. All Oklahoma's Adrian Peterson did was rush for 1,860 yards and 15 TDs in his debut season. Better still, the guy ran for 225 yards in the Sooners biggest game of the year against Texas and then came back to roll up 249 more in their next-biggest game, at Oklahoma State.

Peterson was the rarest of all things in sports. He was better than advertised. He's got pile-driving power, sprinter's speed and ...

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