It's been a tough time for running backs in the NFL, because the pass-heavy era has quarterbacks, receivers and offensive tackles as the most appealing of positions.
Factor in defenses needing to keep up, and raw pass-rushers and shutdown corners also take part of the spotlight from the ball-carriers.
Well, thanks to the dominance of Adrian Peterson and the impact rookie Alfred Morris last season, running backs are a bit more important this offseason. That said, let's check out the best backs hitting this year's free agency.
Note: Full unofficial list of 2013 free agents courtesy of NFL.com.