Are NFL Running Backs a “Dime a Dozen?”

Posted: 3rd May 2010 by John Breitenbach in NFL
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Every year we hear the same cliche come draft time. Invariably someone will comment, "You should always wait on a RB you can get one in the later rounds."  It is evident from simply observing the best backs in the NFL that it does require a high pick to get a truly special back. Here is a look at the top 10 backs in terms of rushing yards last year: 1. Chris Johnson—24th overall 2. Steven Jackson—24th overall 3. Thomas Jones—7th overall 4. Maurice Jones-Drew—60th overall (2nd) 5. Adrian Peterson—7th overall 6. Ray Rice—55th overall (2nd) 7. Ryan Grant—UDFA 8. Cedric Benson—4th overall 9. Jonathan Stewart—13th overall 10. Ricky Williams—5th overall There was just one player, Green Bay's Ryan Grant, that was selected outside of ...

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