Originally posted on SportsBlooded  |  Last updated 4/12/12

We all know that the first running back taken off the board in the upcoming 2012 NFL Draft is going to be former Alabama RB Trent Richardson. He is far and away the best available RB and will probably end up going in the top 5 picks of the draft. His combination of speed and strength will help him become a solid every down back in the NFL. The drop off from Richardson to the next RB on the board is big. Some of the players vying for that #2 ranking are Doug Martin from Boise State, Lamar Miller from Miami, and David Wilson from Virginia Tech. Todd McShay of ESPN feels like Martin is the best of this bunch since he’s a strong runner and also has a knack for catching the ball out of the backfield.

For more information on this year’s RB class and a sleeper pick from McShay, check out the video below:

 

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