The 2013 NFL draft is now less than a month away, and teams are scrambling to decide which player to choose with their first-round pick on April 25.
This year’s draft is top heavy with offensive linemen and defensive players, but there are plenty of running backs who deserve to be chosen in the first round. But many teams are not projected to choose a running back in the first round, according to a panel from NFL.com.
Last year, three running backs were selected on the first day, with Alabama’s Trent Richardson being selected third overall by the Cleveland Browns.
This year the crop is significantly deeper with some familiar names at the top of the list.
Here we grade the backs that have the potential to crack the first round and carry the rock for an NFL team.