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They say running backs are worth less than a dime a dozen in the NFL, and they have a point. After all, the NFL's No. 2 leading rusher this season -- Alfred Morris of the Washington Redskins -- was passed on exactly 172 times in the 2012 NFL draft. And the league's rushing touchdown leader -- Arian Foster of the Houston Texans -- wasn't even selected in the 2009 draft. But maybe it's safer to conclude that, rather than not being valuable, great running backs are hard to find. Some, like recent 2,000-yard rushers Adrian Peterson and Chris Johnson -- are found in the first round, and some are diamonds from the rough. The abundance of late-round and undrafted backs that become studs probably means, however, that teams shouldn't make a habit of using early selections on runners. But that doesn't mean they shouldn't commit all of the resources at their disposal to finding the next Peterson or Johnson or Morris or Foster, because despite the continued emp...
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