With some of the most exciting BCS college bowl games right around the corner, such as the Capital One Bowl between the Alabama Crimson Tide and Michigan State Spartans, the draft stock of the nation's premiere running backs could receive a major boost or take a serious plummet.
Alabama's Mark Ingram, Oklahoma's DeMarco Murray and Virginia Tech's Ryan Williams are just a few dominant backs that can still make serious increases to their draft value with an electrifying performance in their upcoming bowl games.
Mark Ingram is currently the highest-rated running back entering the NFL Draft in 2011, and has the most to lose when he suits up against Michigan State in the Capital One Bowl. ESPN Insider currently has Ingram as the 24th-best overall player in the upcoming draft, so there is a chance that he could solidify a first-round selection with a productive outing.
The following slides exhibit some of the top running back prospects entering the 2011 NFL Draft.