LeGarrette Blount, RB, New England Patriots
One of the biggest running backs in the NFL is LeGarrette Blount from the New England Patriots. The powerful bruiser has found his niche with the Patriots, as he’s bulldozed his way to 1,756 yards and 16 touchdowns in three (nonconsecutive) seasons with the team. For his career he’s averaged 4.6 yards per carry. Even at 29 years old, Blount would be a good short-yardage back for gap schemes.
Arian Foster, RB, Houston Texans
It’ll likely be a long wait for Arian Foster as he works to recover from a torn Achilles. The former undrafted free agent had an amazing career with the Houston Texans, amassing 6,472 rushing yards and 54 touchdowns in seven seasons. His inability to stay healthy at nearly 30 years old could severely limit his market and shelf life.
Pro Football Talk’s Mike Florio reported that Foster will be patient and wait until after the draft to make a decision.
Ronnie Hillman, RB, Denver Broncos
Ronnie Hillman is just 24 years old and posted 863 yards and seven touchdowns in 2015. The former Denver Broncos running back worked well in a tandem with C.J. Anderson. But the latter received an offer from the Miami Dolphins as a restricted free agent. The Broncos may try to hammer out a deal with Hillman and decline to match Anderson’s contract to save some money.
Alfred Morris, RB, Washington Redskins
Former Washington Redskins running back Alfred Morris will leave the nation’s capital with an impressive resume for a former sixth-round pick. He began his career with 1,613 yards and 13 touchdowns as a rookie. Since then his numbers have dipped every season, and he seems to have lost some quickness.
Morris is only 27 and should benefit from a better offensive line than what Washington had in 2015. A zone-blocking team with another quality option to relieve pressure off Morris would be his best fit.