Here are 12 of the top running backs in the 2015 draft class. Can any of them break into the first round?
This year's class of running backs are hoping to break back into the first round for the first time in a few years, led by Todd Gurley of Georgia and Melvin Gordon of Wisconsin. You can see individual breakdowns by analyst Andrew Mason below from his Draft Prospect File series leading up to the draft:
When running backs coach Eric Studesville was asked about the toughest part of transititioning to the NFL, he said: "First of all, it's the increased level of competition. It goes from something you do in college as a supposed extracurricular activity to their occupation." This is their profession now, and there's certainly a different level of accountability when you're competiting with men who have wives and kids and are paying bills to do this, so there's an increase in intensity at that level."
Best Fit and Sleeper Picks
Andrew Mason joined the Broncos TV crew to discuss picks for who the best fit at running back could be, as well as who the sleepers could be in the class' depth.