In the hierarchy of needs and sexy positions for the NFL draft, the fullback is near the bottom. The perceived devaluation of the running back position trickles down to his lead blocker. In many offenses, the traditional fullback has been replaced by the slot receiver in standard offensive sets.
Despite the rise of the "passing league," the fullback still plays a vital role in traditional offensive sets. Teams like the Baltimore Ravens and Houston Texans rely on the fullback to clear running lanes for their elite running backs.
Lonnie Pryor is a name you may not have heard of, but he is one this year's top fullback prospects. Keep any eye out on Saturday, as Pryor is slated to be an early-to-mid Day 3 prospect.