11. Adrian Peterson
Even in the twilight of his career, Adrian Peterson is still, pound for pound, one of the strongest players in the NFL. There are very few running backs in NFL history who run with the same speed, power, and anger that Adrian Peterson does. Peterson uses his freakish strength and explosiveness to burst through the line of scrimmage, as if he were shot out out of a cannon.
An athletic trainer who worked with Peterson during his time at the University of Oklahoma, swears that Peterson could hold 80-pound dumbbells in each hand while making a standing jump to the top of a 36-inch high wooden box. While that story seems nearly impossible, Peterson has proven time and time again that he’s capable of almost anything. At this point, I’m willing to believe anything about a guy who rushed for 2,097 yards in a single season, while opposing defenses stacked 8 or 9 men in the box because they weren’t intimidated by Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder.