2013 NFL Draft: What Separates Gio Bernard from Other Top Running Backs?

February 23, 2013   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Running back is perhaps the toughest position to evaluate in the time leading up to the NFL draft.
For every can't-miss prospect like Trent Richardson, there's a sixth-round stud like Alfred Morris. Not many foresaw Morris being the most productive rookie runner last season, but the former Florida Atlantic star was exactly that, racking up a total of 1,613 yards on the ground.
Richardson was arguably the Browns' most valuable player last season after being selected by the with the No. 3 overall pick. The rookie played 15 games, rushing for 950 yards and 11 touchdowns, without losing a fumble on 318 total touches.
There were three running backs selected in the first round of the 2012 NFL draft—Richardson, Doug Martin and David Wilson.
This year's draft boasts yet another intriguing crop of runners. South Carolina's Marcus Lattimore looks to bounce back from a devastating knee injury, Wisconsin's Montee Ball hopes to find success in the NFL after a record-breaki...

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