2010 NFL Preview: AFC Teams Strengthen Running Game With Younger RBs

July 22, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The 2010 NFL Draft brought many surprises as the NFL Draft does year in and year out, but one thing to note is that five AFC teams went with running backs to either add depth, fill a void, or to just get younger for this upcoming season and beyond.
In 2009, 10 AFC teams ranked in the top half of the NFL in rushing, and that number looks to be even greater with the additions of younger backs to AFC teams who will make the conferences a run-heavy one over the NFC.
The Buffalo Bills, Cleveland Browns, Houston Texans, and San Diego Chargers may all see a rookie as their starting running back come opening day of the 2010 regular season.
Add the Kansas City Chiefs into the mix with the versatile and explosive Dexter McCluster and the AFC is seeing 31 percent of its teams moving to a younger runner.
Yes, the Chiefs have break out runner Jamaal Charles and newly acquired ageless veteran Thomas Jones, but McCluster will also be a factor both running, catching, and in the re...

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