This year’s draft has a lot of depth at the running-back position, but there isn’t a whole lot of top-round talent available.
There are a lot of mid-round backs who would make for good situational runners, but they can’t carry the full workload. A lot of these runners would fit best with a team that uses two different running backs.
I have seen a lot of rankings of this year’s running-back class over the past few months, and I can’t recall seeing two top 10 lists that looked the same.
A lot of the discrepancy in this year’s class is because of how similar some of the runners are to each other. This was a difficult list for me to put together, as I went back and forth on where to rank a lot of the players.
So here is my list of the top 15 running backs available for the 2011 NFL Draft: