DeAngelo Williams (27th), Joseph Addai (30th) and Maurice Jones-Drew (60th) all have more combined yards rushing and receiving. Only LenDale White (45th) from those two rounds has fewer than Maroney.
But Maroney is just 25 and healthy now. He still can lean on his fellow running backs for advice.
“I’ve got a lot of veterans (who have) done a lot of great things in their time that I can learn from,” he said. “I feel real comfortable coming into my fifth year.”
He was frustratingly inconsistent in his first four.
Last season, he didn’t rush for more than 32 yards in any of his first five games. Then he broke loose for 123. But he followed that with games of 43, then up to 82, down to 31 and up again to 77.
“That’s the biggest thing around here,” he said. “You can come out here and play one or two good games but you’ve got to be consistent throughout the whole year. So that’s my main goal, just stay consistent.”
And stop dancing.