A good run game can be the difference between winning and losing.
Unless you have a top-tier quarterback, a good running back is essential to a successful offense. Even Peyton Manning has started to struggle the last couple of years as his running game and defense failed him.
A one-dimensional offense very rarely leads to much success in the playoffs.
Luckily for teams who struggle to run the ball, there are a host of running backs who will be free agents in 2012. Even more importantly, there are several top-of-the-line running backs who will be available.
Most of them are all-around players, too, not just power or speed.
Let's take a look at the top running backs who will be available in 2012.