The running back class in the 2011 NFL Draft is very deep, but there are a couple of guys at the top that look like franchise changers.
The shelf life of a running back is not long, so teams are always looking to get younger at the position via the draft (you listening, Tiki Barber?).
In the second part of this series, I will take a look at the guys who I believe are the best five guys at the position. This is NOT an article predicting the order they will be drafted in, although it could turn out that way.
You'll probably be underwhelmed by the order I'm placing these guys, but this is my opinion, and if you disagree, feel free to comment below—I love spirited debates.