Top 10 RBs in the NFL
Here is my list of the top 10 RBs in the league. I got the idea from everyone arguing about the best quarterbacks. I'm not basing the list on stats, just the idea of if I had to have a team ready today who I would pick. It was much harder to do than I thought it would be. The usual are in there, but I threw in some curveballs to make this interesting. Leave a comment and tell me what you think.
10. Le'ron McClain
I know no one will agree with this one, but I would love to line this guy up in an unbalanced formation as my tailback...or fullback, for that matter. This guy is huge!
9. Steven Jackson
He is a pretty elite RB, but his refusal to show to camp turned me off of him, and the last two years have been sub par.
8. Frank Gore
I've never really watched this guy very much; in fact, I'm on YouTube for him right now. I could easily see this guy being an MVP next year, depending on who Singletary brings in for the offense.
7. Larry Johnson
When I think football, I want high character players, and Larry is not really one of those guys. He is a good player, but I wouldn't prefer to take him after the stuff he has done over the years...hope he stays with you, Chiefs fans.
6. Michael Turner
At first I thought he was overpaid, but maybe it was an OK call. Pretty impressive first year starting.
5. Marion Barber
I love big bruising running backs, but...he is a Cowboy, and just does not have enough heart. Sorry, Cowboys fans (loved week 17, by the way).
4. Clinton Portis
Pretty darn good running back; he's versatile and has a good RB to spell him. As an Eagles fan, it seems he gets hurt too often, though. I can remember one game off the top of my head when he hurt us.
3. Brian Westbrook
I love this guy; if it was a team on Madden, I'd pick him first. During fantasy, I picked him with the No. 2 pick (won the league), but his durability and the offensive focus on him are too much. Fumbles a little more than desired, too.
2. LaDainian Tomlinson
The most talented RB in the league, need I say more?
1. Brandon Jacobs
I love watching this guy play (except against the Eagles, of course). Ridiculously powerful and just bounces off of people. I would like to have this guy more than anyone else in the league.