The fullback position has seen a regression and now a bit of a regrowth in NFL circles as formations like the pistol and plays like the zone-option become more common.
With that in mind, who was the best fullback in the league last season?
Our B/R NFL 1,000 series is back, taking a look at each position by scouting, charting, grading and finally ranking each player based on his 2012 season.
The B/R 1,000 metric is based heavily on scouting each player and grading the key criteria for each position. The criteria are weighted according to importance for a possible best score of 100. Potential and past accomplishments are not taken into account.
Fullbacks are judged on power (20 points), speed (10 points), hands (20 points), pass-blocking (25 points) and run-blocking (25 points).
In the case of ties, I have asked myself, "Which player would I rather have on my team?" and set the rankings accordingly. Subjective? Yes. But ties are no fun.
I, along with a team of experienced evaluators, have scouted each player with these key criteria in mind. The following scouting reports and grades are the work of months of film study from our team.