After Eddie Lacy put together a memorable performance in the BCS National Championship Game, in which he registered 157 total yards and two touchdowns, he's widely considered to be the top running back in this year's draft.
After all, the University of Alabama has produced NFL running backs Mark Ingram and Trent Richardson in the past couple years. Lacy figures to be the latest successful Alabama running back.
But while Lacy is a physical between-the-tackles runner, North Carolina running back Giovani Bernard does absolutely everything one could ask a running back could do.
Bernard not only eclipsed 1,200 rushing yards and 45 receptions in each of his two seasons with the Tar Heels, he also excelled as a punt returner this past season. On 16 punt returns in 2012, Bernard racked up 263 yards and two touchdowns.
Bernard is currently the No. 56 prospect on Matt Miller's big board and the second-best running back behind Lacy.
But as draft day grew closer last year, Boise State running back Doug Martin enjoyed his ascent up draft boards. And it's entirely possible that the versatile Bernard could endure a similar rise come April.