2014 NFL Draft running back rankings

Jonathan Daniel

Has a first-round talent emerged at running back?

For the second straight year, the first round of the NFL Draft may come and go without a single running back coming off the board.

A handful of underclassmen make the 2014 NFL Draft class a strong one at the top for the running back position, but it remains to be seen if any of these prospects will emerge as a first-round talent. Washington's Bishop Sankey and Wisconsin's Melvin Gordon have both impressed early in the season and shot way up the rankings to No. 2 and 3 respectively. Lache Seastrunk is still clinging to the top spot, though.

Truth be told, the best running backs in college football at the moment are all sophomores, and they aren't all eligible for the upcoming draft.

Here are the top 32 running backs we have ranked right now. As always, let us know if we missed someone by commenting below.

1. Lache Seastrunk | 510, 210 pounds | Running back | Baylor * - Preseason notes
2. Bishop Sankey | 5'10, 203 pounds | Running back | Washington *
3. Melvin Gordon | 6'1, 203 pounds | Running back | Wisconsin **
4. Ka'Deem Carey | 5'10, 196 pounds | Running back | Arizona * - Preseason notes
5. James Wilder Jr. | 6'2, 229 pounds | Running back | Florida State *
6. Charles Sims | 6'0, 213 pounds | Running back | West Virginia
7. Marion Grice | 6'0, 205 pounds | Running back | Arizona State
8. Damien Williams | 5'11, 211 pounds | Running back | Oklahoma
9. LaDarius Perkins | 5'10, 190 pounds | Running back | Mississippi State
10. David Fluellen | 6'0, 215 pounds | Running back | Toledo
11. Storm Johnson | 6'1, 217 pounds | Running back | Central Florida *
12. Silas Redd | 5'10, 200 pounds | Running back | Southern California
13. Antonio Andrews | 6'0, 211 pounds | Running back | Western Kentucky
14. Brendan Bigelow | 5'10, 180 pounds | Running back | California *
15. Alfred Blue | 6'2, 222 pounds | Running back | LSU
16. Carlos Hyde | 6'0, 242 pounds | Running back | Ohio State
17. Michael Dyer | 5'9, 212 pounds | Running back | Louisville *
18. James White | 5'10, 197 pounds | Running back | Wisconsin
19. Isaiah Crowell | 5'11, 215 pounds | Running back | Alabama State *
20. Jay Ajayi | 6'0, 220 pounds | Running back | Boise State
21. James Sims | 6'0, 200 pounds | Running back | Kansas
22. Roy Finch | 5'7, 167 pounds | Running back | Oklahoma
23. Rajion Neal | 5'11, 212 pounds | Running back | Tennessee *
24. Tre Mason | 5'10, 205 pounds | Running back | Auburn *
25. Ameer Abdullah | 5'9, 190 pounds | Running back | Nebraska *
26. Devonta Freeman | 5'8, 208 pounds | Running back | Florida State *
27. John Hubert | 5'7, 191 pounds | Running back | Kansas State
28. Venric Mark | 5'8, 175 pounds | Running back | Northwestern
29. Tra Carson | 6'0, 227 pounds | Running back | Texas A&M **
30. Timothy Flanders | 5'9, 210 pounds | Running back | Sam Houston State
31. Ben Malena | 5'9, 195 pounds | Running back | Texas A&M
32. Prince-Tyson Gulley | 5'10, 192 pounds | Running back | Syracuse
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