Today's Best Running Backs and Their Throwback Comparisons

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Today's Best Running Backs and Their Throwback Comparisons
Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sport
Philadelphia Eagles running back LeSean McCoy led the NFL in rushing in 2013.

They say good things come in threes.

There are some great things when it comes to today’s crop of running backs and the glorious players of the past.

Here’s the third part of our 12-part series where we look at the better performers at their respective positions in the NFL and who they may compare to from the past.

We began with quarterbacks and wide receivers and this time, we were born to focus on the run.

In no particular order, and not necessarily the statistical leaders, we will look at 10 current running backs and who they may draw comparisons to in terms of some of the all-time greats.

The criteria are multi-faceted and one legend doesn’t fit all. We are talking style as much as anything because after all, the eye test is still the best pop quiz ever.

Factors when it comes to comparisons will include style, speed, size and durability. We’ll even sprinkle a little history and philosophy in here as well.

So take your time and enjoy our third installment of this series. There’s no rush when it comes to looking at these runners.

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