Originally written on Dawg Pound Daily  |  Last updated 12/5/11

INDIANAPOLIS - JANUARY 16: Ray Rice #27 of the Baltimore Ravens runs the ball against the Indianapolis Colts in the first quarter of the AFC Divisional Playoff Game at Lucas Oli Stadium on January 16, 2010 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
In the middle of the first quarter of Sunday afternoon’s game against the Baltimore Ravens, a stat flashed across the screen that illuminated the kind of season the Ravens’ Ray Rice has been having: he’s the only running back in the NFL with 700-plus rushing yards and 500-plus receiving yards. A third-round pick out of Rutgers, the Ravens’ star tailback represents everything that has eluded the Browns over the past ten years: depth that stems from good drafting.Successful teams aren’t built through free agency, a fact that any Washington Redskins fan can tell you. The league’s perennial contenders – Baltimore, Pittsburgh, New England and Green Bay – find sustained success through the draft. For every high-profile acquisition that they make, there are numerous other behind-the-scenes personnel moves that ultimately contribute to winning.Rice is a prime example. Selected towards the end of the second round of 2008′s NFL Draft, Ray Rice should retire as the best running back to don the...
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