Every year around NFL Draft time, we think about college those players who are going to succeed at the next level. Who is going to boom and who is going to bust?
While this debate often takes place over the quarterbacks, running backs feature a similar level of scrutiny each year.
Let's face it, some early-round picks become franchise backs, while others falter. Some late-round gems soon become starters and shine in the pros.
There is no magic formula for predicting the future of running backs.
Adrian Peterson was injury prone at Oklahoma, but has become a dominant and productive running back in the NFL.
On the other hand, Reggie Bush was a Heisman winner, but his big play ability has yet to really justify his high draft position.
This coming season, college football will have one of the deepest running backs corps in quite some time. However, which of these budding superstars may be quickly forgotten once their time in college has finished, and all eyes turn to next year's NFL Draft?
Let the debate begin!