Fifth in a nine-part series previewing the NFL draft. Today: running backs.
By BOB McGINN
Minimal available talent and even less motivation among decision-makers has made running back the lost orphan of this and recent NFL drafts.
“Weak class,” one executive said this month. “Nothing exciting here.”
In my 18 years of polling scouts at the position Alabama’s Josh Jacobs became the seventh running back to emerge as a unanimous choice. He joins Reggie Bush (2006), Adrian Peterson (’07), Trent Richardson (’12), Eddie Lacy (’13), Ezekiel Elliott (’16) and Saquon Barkley (’18).
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