Despite the slow progress on the talks between the NFL and the NFLPA, the NFL Combine is drawing closer and closer. Soon, most of the elite college players will be showcasing their talents for NFL scouts in the hope of becoming a top draft pick.
At this year's combine, the one position that is sure to have a lot of talent is running back. From a one-time Heisman Trophy winner to backs that flew under the radar, this year's running back class is very deep.
Some might go on to become the next Emmitt Smith, while others may take longer to develop like current San Diego Chargers back Ryan Mathews (pictured at left).
Here are 11 runners that should garner a lot of attention at the combine.