Less and less we see running backs selected in the first few rounds of the NFL Draft.
The class of 2012, however, looks to change this trend.
There are a number of high performing backs this year, each of whom could potentially be an immediate game changer for whoever is bold enough to choose them.
Still, in a quarterback-driven league, the men who carry the ball always have to struggle to prove themselves as worthy and vital members of their ball clubs.
And so, let's meet this year's upstarts.