It wouldn't be training camp without some heavy predicting, and the latest topic of discussion is the New England Patriots' running back group. With the departure of BenJarvus Green-Ellis, the team's leading ball carrier over the last two seasons, do the Pats have enough firepower in the backfield to deploy an effective rushing attack in 2012?
With Joseph Addai recently being cut, New England's stable of running backs may be a relatively young and unproven bunch, but they are also a versatile group with no shortage of talent.
Second-year men Stevan Ridley and Shane Vereen will likely be asked to carry the bulk of the load, with rookie Brandon Bolden and veteran Danny Woodhead playing supportive roles.
Without further ado, let's take a look at some early predictions for New England's running backs in 2012.