Height, Weight and Speed: Designing the Perfect NFL Running Back

June 11, 2013   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Only two of the top 10 running backs in the NFL last year stood over 6'0" tall. Adrian Peterson and Arian Foster were the two players above 6-feet that ran for at least 1,215 yards. 
You've got players like Alfred Morris, Doug Martin and Frank Gore that check-in at 5'9". While football is known as a sport that's looking for the biggest, baddest players around at that particular position, that doesn't always mean height when talking running backs. 
We're going to take a look at how you'd design the perfect running back in today's NFL. Considering the season that Adrian Peterson had last year, it's hard not to just take a look at him and say, "This! This is what the perfect NFL running back is supposed to look like."
Let's start with height. 
You don't want the player to stand too tall in the backfield because it makes him easier to find for the defensive players. Shorter players can "hide" behind the taller offensive linemen. You also want ...

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