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)|