You can make a very good argument that Adrian Peterson is the best running back in the NFL. But the National Football League has moved away from a one-running back system for most offenses. In today's game, running back depth is equally as important as having one very good runner.
In the NFL 1000 series, we looked at which running back played best in 2013. But, which team has the most talent at the position? Looking at current depth charts—courtesy of Ourlads—and projecting ahead, which team has the game's best depth chart at running back?
It's important to know that this is a projection—both in terms of the depth chart and in how each player will play. That means using predraft rankings when evaluating rookies and a wide margin of forecasting when projecting how young players will develop and veterans will decline.
Looking at the top ball-carriers on each team, who has the best group of talent at running back?