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When will the run start on RBs?

Posted by Chris Brown on May 9, 2014 – 3:59 pm

Running back was the only position besides guard and center that did not see a player come off the board in round one of the 2014 NFL draft. In rounds two and three it’s expected that a handful of running backs will come off the board. The question is when will the run begin?

Most of the NFL draft prognosticators believe Ohio State’s Carlos Hyde will be the first back off the board. Hyde was a pre-draft visitor of the Bills along with five other running backs including LSU’s Jeremy Hill, another highly touted prospect. Here’s who and when ESPN’s Mel Kiper believes a back will first come off the board.

“Carlos Hyde I love as a player. I think he’s a mid-second to late second and could be the first back off the board,” said Kiper. “He’ll block, he’ll catch, he’ll run hard. He’s physical. He can have a rookie year like Eddie Lacy did in Green Bay I believe.”


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