2013 NFL Draft running back rankings

Butch Dill

The 2013 NFL Draft has a chance to make history. For the first time, a running back may not be selected in the first round. That's not a slight on this class of backs, though, as the draft runs deep at the position. Impact players will be found at running back in the middle rounds, the positional value just doesn't stack up in the first round this season.

Alabama's Eddie Lacy checks in as the top ranked back on our board, North Carolina's Giovani Bernard isn't far behind. Lacy picked up a ton of momentum in the later part of the season with a handful of dominant showings. As many as 15 running backs in this class have the potential to be starters in the NFL, and a handful of stars could be lurking amongst the names below. Here are the full rankings.

1. Eddie Lacy | 5'11, 231 pounds | Running back | Alabama *
2. Giovani Bernard | 5'8 3/8, 202 pounds | Running back | North Carolina **
3. Marcus Lattimore | 5'11 1/4, 221 pounds | Running back | South Carolina *
4. Johnathan Franklin | 5'10, 205 pounds | Running back | UCLA
5. Joseph Randle | 6'0, 204 pounds | Running back | Oklahoma State *
6. Andre Ellington | 5'9 1/2, 199 pounds | Running back | Clemson
7. Montee Ball | 5'10 1/2, 214 pounds | Running back | Wisconsin
8. Jawan Jamison | 5'7 3/8, 203 pounds | Running back | Rutgers **
9. Kenjon Barner | 5'9 1/4, 196 pounds | Running back | Oregon
10. Stepfan Taylor | 5'9 1/8, 214 pounds | Running back | Stanford
11. Mike Gillislee | 5'11 1/4, 208 pounds | Running back | Florida
12. Le'Veon Bell | 6'1 3/8, 230 pounds | Running back | Michigan State *
13. Christine Michael | 5'10, 220 pounds | Running back | Texas A&M
14. Zac Stacy | 5'8 3/8, 216 pounds | Running back | Vanderbilt
15. Ray Graham | 5'9 1/8, 199 pounds | Running back | Pittsburgh
16. Knile Davis | 5'11 3/8, 227 pounds | Running back | Arkansas *
17. Kerwynn Williams | 5'8 1/8, 189 pounds | Running back | Utah State
18. Dennis Johnson | 5'9, 213 pounds | Running back | Arkansas
19. D.J. Harper | 5'9 1/8, 211 pounds | Running back | Boise State
20. Rex Burkhead | 5'10, 214 pounds | Running back | Nebraska
21. Cierre Wood | 5'11, 213 pounds | Running back | Notre Dame *
22. Theo Riddick | 5'10 1/8, 201 pounds | Running back | Notre Dame
23. Montel Harris | 5'8 1/4, 208 pounds | Running back | Temple
24. Robbie Rouse | 5'5 3/8, 190 pounds | Running back | Fresno State
25. Zach Line | 6'0 1/4, 232 pounds | Running back | SMU
26. Stefphon Jefferson | 5'10 1/2, 213 pounds | Running back | Nevada *
27. Michael Ford | 5'9 1/2, 210 pounds | Running back | LSU *
28. Onterio McCalebb | 5'10 1/4, 168 pounds | Running back | Auburn
29. Spencer Ware | 5'10, 228 pounds | Running back | LSU *
30. Trabis Ward | 5'10, 200 pounds | Running back | Tennessee State *

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