The 2011 NFL Draft running back class is very solid and most of them will go in the middle rounds. There isn't a lot of star power outside of Mark Ingram, but I see a lot of these running backs having solid careers in the NFL.
The value of running backs has gone down recently in terms of draft position. Many NFL teams use two backs and teams are throwing a lot more. The NFL has become a passing league. Running backs who can catch the football and help in pass protection are more of an asset now than a running back who can just run the ball.
A lot of running backs that would have been a Top 10 pick is previous drafts are now becoming Top 25 picks.
Here are my Top 10 running backs in the 2011 NFL Draft.