Fullbacks in today's NFL are nearing extinction, but don't tell that to the running backs who enjoy running free through gaping holes in the offensive line. Fullbacks may not be in vogue, and theirs has never been a sexy position, but they are needed. And used.
What makes up a great fullback and which players in the NFL today best represent those traits? We answer those questions as part of the B/R NFL 1,000. The series offers an in-depth look at every position in the NFL, breaking down the players' skills in a way never before seen on the Internet.
After hours spent scouting every starter, the top 14 fullbacks have been scored in 10 criteria (here's more on how we analyzed fullbacks). In the slides that follow, we'll explain each player's strengths and weaknesses as the final ranking is revealed.