The 2012 NFL draft running back class is very solid and most of them will go in the middle rounds. The running backs didn't have a great combine overall, but I see a lot of these running backs having solid careers in the NFL.
The value of running backs has gone down recently in terms of draft position. Many NFL teams use two backs and teams are throwing a lot more. The NFL has become a passing league. Running backs who can catch the football and help in pass protection are more of an asset now than a running back who can just run the ball.
A lot of running backs that would have been top-10 picks in previous drafts are now becoming top-25 picks.
Here are my top 10 running backs in the 2012 NFL draft.