TOP PLAYER AVAILABLE
Trent Richardson, Alabama (5-9. 228, Jr.) - The third-year junior is the clear cut cream of the crop in this class as has a chance to be a top 5 pick, something only five running backs have manage over the past decade. Richardson is capable of carrying a large work load and has both the size and the skill set to be used in both the running and passing attack.
FIRST ROUND TALENT
Lamar Miller, Miami (5-11, 212, So.) – The youngest back on our list, Miller decided to go pro after his sophomore season after redshirting. He is a big play waiting to happen and proved his toughness by playing through a shoulder injury a year ago. He may take a bit longer to develop, but he’ll be worth the wait to whatever team drafts him.
David Wilson, Virginia Tech (5-10, 206, Jr.) – Where Wilson lacks in size he more than makes up for it in heart as he is one of the best pound-for-pound runners in this year’s class. He’s definitely more of a speed/change-of-pace style runner which could cause him to slide a bit.
Doug Martin, Boise State (5-9, 223, Sr.) – Martin’s stock is on the rise after an impressive effort and the combine, but he is still more likely to fall in Round 2. He doesn’t possess the highlight making style of the runners ahead of him on this list, but he can move the chains with the best of them.
BEST OF THE REST
Isaiah Pead, Cincinnati (5-10, 197, Sr.)
Chris Polk, Washington (5-11, 215, Sr.)
Bernard Pierce, Temple (5-11, 207, Jr.)
LaMichael James, Oregon (5-8, 194, Jr.)
Michael Smith, Utah State (5-9, 207, Sr.)
Vick Ballard, Mississippi State (5-10, 219, Sr.)
Tauren Poole, Tennessee (5-10, 205, Sr.)
Bobby Rainey, Western Kentucky (5-7, 205, Sr.)
Robert Turbin, Utah State (5-10, 222, Jr.)
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