The running back position is a difficult one to scout when deciding which player you want to select in the NFL Draft, especially in the first round. Due to all of the beating and pounding that a running back receives from play to play, injuries are occurring much more often and now teams have resorted to having two, three and sometimes even four solid running backs on their roster. Since players at the RB position are so disposable, their draft value is continually decreasing as seasons progress.
In the 2013 NFL Draft there will be no shortage of talented running backs. From Le'veon Bell to Mike Gillislee and Montee Ball, there are some outstanding, versatile players available at the running back position that could impact a franchise immediately. Generally, not many RBs are selected in the first round of the NFL Draft and this year will be not be much different. However, it would be no surprise if more than five backs were selected in the first two rounds.
There is unbelievable talent in the upcoming NFL Draft and organizations all over are already contemplating which players they would select. Many teams will stress their rookie search on positional needs, while other franchises decide to make their selections based on the best player available. Many teams will be able to take advantage of the incredible RB depth in this draft, and quite a few will be able to start their draftees right away and expect instant productivity.
The following five players are the most talented running backs eligible for the 2013 NFL Draft.