Giovani Bernard or Eddie Lacy, Who Takes the Cake as Top RB in the NFL Draft?

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Giovani Bernard or Eddie Lacy, Who Takes the Cake as Top RB in the NFL Draft?
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Best baseball movie of all-time, Bull Durham or Field of Dreams?

Okay, maybe you're more of a Major League fan?

Or, better yet, you prefer a classic like The Sandlot?

Point is, we all have our preferences when it comes to all-time great sports' movies. What we may constitute to be a great movie because of its unique story and ability to capture our imaginations, may not be the case for someone else.

The same came be said when it comes to evaluating players in the NFL Draft. Tiny degrees of separation lead us to favoring one player over another, for reasons we are not even entirely sure of. All we know is it matters to us, and because of that we are ready to cross-check anyone who say's or thinks otherwise!

We are picky and we know what we like—and let's face it, we are stubborn to a degree when someone does not share the same opinion as us. It's human nature to disagree, however debate is truly one of the best ways to fuel our creative spirits and get us all into thinking outside the box.

After all, it was legendary coach Bill Walsh who coined the phrase, "If we are all thinking alike, then no one is thinking."

Two players causing the biggest discord this year are running backs Giovani Bernard and Eddie Lacy. Because of their contrasting running styles, popular opinion seems to be split on who is the best and teams will certainly value these two players differently come draft day—as they should.

One only has to look to this year's Super Bowl game between Jim and John Harbaugh to understand why finding players that fit your scheme is imperative to winning.

We may be splitting hairs here with these two prospects, however football is and will always be a game of inches, where one key decision can have drastic implications and ultimately be the difference between destiny or despair.

So who is the best overall running back in this class? Well, that depends on what you are looking for...

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