In the 2013 NFL draft, for the first time since 1963, no running backs were selected in the first round.
There are number of reasons why the running back position has become devalued in the draft, and one of those reasons is that teams have been able to find viable starters at the position in later rounds.
That was demonstrated very clearly a year ago, when sixth-round pick Alfred Morris of the Washington Redskins finished the season second in the NFL in rushing, gaining more than 1,600 yards.
This year, 15 running backs were selected by teams hoping to find such a diamond in the rough from the beginning of the fifth round on.
Granted, there's no guarantee that any of those backs will have the kind of rookie success that Morris did, but here's a look at a handful of the leading candidates to be this year's late-round breakout.