With more high school programs and college teams running pass-happy spread offenses, the running back position is nearing extinction. Teams are shying away from finding one or two load-backs and are only using the running game to set up the play-action pass. The four and five wide-receiver sets are in vogue and complete running back recruits are a dying breed.
However, 2014 running back prospect Dalvin Cook is reversing that trend. He is one of the top prospects in the country and will be a difference-maker at the next level. At times, Cook finds himself in the shadow of teammate and fellow running back Joseph Yearby, but he's a dynamic player in his own right.