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An Ode to Running Backs

Here we go. A chart for 'starting' running backs in the NFL per recent depth charts.

The round they were drafted in.

How many probowls they have been involved in since 2008.

I did not include retired RBs, and RBs that have dropped out of 'starter' status.

45 percent of pro bowl spots were taken by first round picks since 2008.

43 percent of starters were drafted in the first round.

This makes a point that to get a 'starting' caliber RB in the first round you have just about the same chance as drafting a CB in the first round. However, an 'all pro' caliber running back is far easier to find in the later rounds then CBs. Which has significant drop off after the first round.

Feel free to inform me of noticeable omissions.

Round Players Pro-Bowls Since 2008 (no reserves)
1
adrian peterson
beanie wells
cedric benson
chris johnson
darren mcfadden
deangelo williams
jahvid best
joesph addai
knowshon moreno
marshawn lunch
rashard mendenhall
reggie bush
ryan mathews
steven jackson
11
2
lesean mccoy
matt forte
maurice jones-drew
ray rice
7
3
demarco murray
frank gore
jamaal charles
shonn green
2
4 none none
5
michael turner
tim hightower
2
6 none none
7
ahmad bradshaw
peyton hillis
none
undrafted
arian foster
ben jarvus green-ellis
fred jackson
legarrette blount
pierre thomas
ryan grant
2

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