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1. Ben Tate, Houston Texans, 26
2. Knowshon Moreno, Denver Broncos, 27
3. Toby Gerhart, Minnesota Vikings, 27
4. Rashad Jennings, Oakland Raiders, 29
5. Andre Brown, New York Giants, 28 in December
6. Greg Jones, Houston Texans, 33
7. LeGarrette Blount, New England Patriots, 28 in December
8. John Kuhn, Green Bay Packers, 32
9. James Starks, Green Bay Packers, 28
10. Erik Lorig, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 28 in November
Ben Tate tops a decent running back class, but not one that will see many huge contracts. Then again, the running back position as a whole has been correctly devalued of late, and many of these players have an abundance of NFL carries on their resume.
Toby Gerhart is an interesting case—he'll only be 27 in March, and he has been given fewer than 400 career touches running behind Adrian Peterson with the Minnesota Vikings.
James Starks, LeGarrette Blount and even Andre Brown could ultimately become fine No. 2 running backs in 2014. Unsurprisingly, the fullback class isn't chock-full of household names, but Greg Jones could make good money in the free-agency market, as could John Kuhn.
Look out for Rashad Jennings, a soon-to-be 29-year-old who's received fewer than 400 carries in the NFL. He averaged 4.5 yards per carry and scored six rushing touchdowns on 163 attempts in 2013.