The running back revolution is upon us.
So much is asked of the position that many promising players cannot cut it in this league. No longer just a ball carrier, a running back must be able to catch, break tackles and pass protect. The wear and tear of the job description leads to a low life expectancy, even among the best backs.
Running backs of yesterday will be remembered, but not missed as several young playmakers are taking the league by storm. They win games and fill highlight reels with their freakish athleticism, breakaway speed and dangerous versatility. Running backs are able to take the step from college and contribute immediately.
Here is the next generation of running back nightmares.
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