After a draft that gave up a top-five overall running back pick and two other first-round backs, 2013 might not even yield one runner in the first 32 picks.
Trent Richardson was the best prospect at the position since Adrian Peterson, and Doug Martin was too much like Matt Forte and Ray Rice for teams to make the mistake of letting him fall to the second like the Bears and Ravens studs did in 2008.
David Wilson is already showing the dynamic, explosive play that induced the Giants to take him in the first round in April.
The 2013 draft-eligible class lacks a flagship talent like Richardson, and a handful of the best talents in the group are coming off of serious injuries. As usual, the SEC leads the way, and the Alabama Crimson Tide have yet another potential star in the making carrying the mail.