I'm beginning to doubt that we see any RBs taken in the first round. Eddie Lacy has the size that NFL teams love, but there is nothing truly special about his game. This draft offers some solid options for committee caliber backs and we might see a run on the position around the middle of the 2nd round.
LZ Favorites - Johnathan Franklin and Christine Michael: Franklin may not look like an imposing back, but he was one of the best tackle-breakers in college football and has the type of burst and wiggle that makes him a fit for several teams. Michael has work ethic issues that could cause him to bust, but the potential for him is sky-high and he could become the best RB in this draft.
Running Back Rankings
|Giovanni Bernard||North Carolina||2nd/3rd|
|Christine Michael||Texas A&M||3rd|
|Joseph Randle||Oklahoma St.||3rd/4th|
|Le'Veon Bell||Michigan St.||4th|
|Marcus Lattimore||South Carolina||4th|
|Cierre Wood||Notre Dame||4th/5th|
|Mike James||Miami, FL||5th|
|Kerwynn Williams||Utah St.||5th|
|Miguel Maysonet||Stoney Brook||7th|
|Theo Riddick||Notre Dame||7th|
|DJ Harper||Boise St.||7th/FA|
|Chris Thompson||Florida St.||7th/FA|
|Robbie Rouse||Fresno St.||7th/FA|