2011 NFL Draft: Top 10 RBs and Their NFL Counterparts

February 4, 2011   ·     ·   Jump to comments

This year's group of running backs in the NFL Draft is strong on talent, but lacking in difference makers.
I can look at the collection, and obviously Alabama's Mark Ingram stands out and Illinois' Mikel Leshoure is catching the eye of many, but the rest are all about even and leave me thinking, "They're good, but..." 
I look at some like DeMarco Murray and wonder if he can run upfield through blockers more, if Leshoure will keep progressing and if Noel Devine will be able to acclimate to the pace of the NFL.
When it comes to listing the top 10 and their NFL counterparts, this is a little more challenging than when I gave you a similar list for quarterbacks.
That was pretty straightforward, but here you have a hybrid of skills and abilities for multiple players.
As I said before, I'm not about to sit here and tell you one of these running backs is the next Adrian Peterson or Chris Johnson. That's ridiculous.
What I am doing is trying to spot simi...

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