The NFL is littered with elite running backs, but there are only a select few that are electric enough that everyone pays attention every time they take a handoff from a quarterback.
When one thinks of an electric running back, we don't necessarily think of someone like the Minnesota Vikings' bruising Adrian Peterson. Rather, we think of someone that can break a game wide open on a typical play such as the Buffalo Bills' C.J. Spiller.
Spiller combines elite athleticism, vision and speed into a dangerous package that can turn a run stopped in the backfield into a huge touchdown.
There are only a handful of backs like Spiller in the NFL that define the word electric every time they touch the ball. Let's examine the five most electric runners in the NFL today.