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Heisman finalist Trent Richardson gets most of the attention when it comes to running backs, but the Senior Bowl showed that there may be more than one first-round talent at the position.
Washington's Chris Polk, Cincinnati's Isaiah Pead and Boise State's Doug Martin were among those who got to show off their talents without standing in the shadow of Richardson last week.
Polk has been consistently good all year long but has been looked over for most of it. His play in the Alamo Bowl and Senior Bowl finally earned him some recognition and people are taking notice.
Pead's 129 all-purpose yards earned him MVP honors for the game to go along with a draft stock that had been improving since the first day of practice. He not only showed his value as a running back, but as a punt returner.
Martin was often overshadowed by Kellen Moore at Boise State, but if his play at the Senior Bowl is any indication, he had as much to do with Boise State's success as Moore did. His stats (four carries for 19 yards) don't jump off the page, but he had a good week of practice and excelled as a blocker.
Even if their performances don't earn them first-round value, it doesn't mean they won't have great success in the NFL. Some of the league's top running backs—LeSean McCoy, Matt Forte and Maurice Jones-Drew—were all drafted in the second round.