The 5 Quickest Running Backs in the NFL

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The 5 Quickest Running Backs in the NFL
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It’s Easter weekend, which means the re-emergence of a particular bunny in homes across America, and the incessant consumption of milk chocolate.

It also calls for an egg hunt, which usually entails a mass of children desperately seeking pastel-colored plastic eggs filled with sugar-laden goodness.

I learned as a youngster that no trait was more essential to collecting as many eggs as possible as quickness. 

NFL teams learned a long time ago that finding a running back with enough quickness to hit the hole and find pay dirt was a good starting point in the evaluation process. 

So, in the spirit of Easter and the kids with jackrabbit-like quickness everywhere, let’s take a look at the five quickest running backs in the NFL.

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