2012 NFL Mock Draft: Where Trent Richardson and Elite RBs Are Likely to Go

November 27, 2011   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The running back position has become a very interesting one in the NFL. While a great running back can buoy an offense, many of the league's better running backs are mid-to-late round picks or even undrafted free agents.
Because of that, the amount of running backs picked early in the NFL Draft has gone down in recent years. The 2012 draft class looks to have several solid first-round candidates at the position, however, meaning that trend could take a back seat.
While only Alabama's Trent Richardson is likely to go in the top 10, there are plenty of teams picking later in the round that could really use a top-notch runner, though. Here is an analysis of where each of the 2012 NFL Draft's running back prospects will likely end up.
Trent Richardson
There is no question that Trent Richardson will be the top running back in the 2012 NFL Draft. Not only is he a top candidate for the Heisman Trophy this season, but he has all the tools to be a top running bac...

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