2014 NFL Draft running back rankings

Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports

Bishop Sankey of Washington takes the top spot, but the running back position in this year's draft is loaded.

Like the wide receiver class in the 2014 NFL Draft, the running group this year is deep. The difference is it's just not as talented at the top. While Sammy Watkins is a high-level No. 1 at wide receiver, the same can't be said for our top running back, Bishop Sankey.

While Sankey is a good player, he's not necessarily a superstar talent. He's a running back with good vision and he always seems to generate positive yards.

While their NFL Scouting Combine stats may not indicate it, Ka'Deem Carey and Lache Seastrunk are both home run theats at running back. Carlos Hyde of Ohio State is most likely to be the top running back drafted. He's a powerful runner who can easily shed tackles.

Really, this is another group that has something for everybody. Because of that, the middle rounds of the draft could be filled with running backs.

1. Bishop Sankey | 5'9 1/2, 209 pounds | Running back | Washington *
2. Ka'Deem Carey | 5'9 3/8, 207 pounds | Running back | Arizona *
3. Carlos Hyde | 5'11 7/8, 230 pounds | Running back | Ohio State
4. Lache Seastrunk | 5'9 1/2, 201 pounds | Running back | Baylor *
5. Charles Sims | 5'11 1/8, 214 pounds | Running back | West Virginia
6. Tre Mason | 5'8 1/2, 207 pounds | Running back | Auburn *
7. Devonta Freeman | 5'8 1/4, 206 pounds | Running back | Florida State *
8. Isaiah Crowell | 5'11, 224 pounds | Running back | Alabama State *
9. Terrance West | 5'9 1/4, 225 pounds | Running back | Towson *
10. Jeremy Hill | 6'0 5/8, 233 pounds | Running back | LSU *
11. Andre Williams | 5'11 3/8, 230 pounds | Running back | Boston College
12. Antonio Andrews | 5'10 1/8, 225 pounds | Running back | Western Kentucky
13. De'Anthony Thomas | 5'8 5/8, 174 pounds | Running back / Wide receiver | Oregon *
14. Storm Johnson | 6'0, 209 pounds | Running back | Central Florida *
15. Marion Grice | 6'0, 208 pounds | Running back | Arizona State
16. Rajion Neal | 5'11, 212 pounds | Running back | Tennessee
17. LaDarius Perkins | 5'7 3/8, 195 pounds | Running back | Mississippi State
18. Dri Archer | 5'7 3/8, 173 pounds | Running back | Kent State
19. Kapri Bibbs | 5'9 3/8, 212 pounds | Running back | Colorado State *
20. James White | 5'9 1/8, 204 pounds | Running back | Wisconsin
21. Henry Josey | 5'8 1/8, 194 pounds | Running back | Missouri *
22. David Fluellen | 5'11 1/8, 224 pounds | Running back | Toledo
23. Jerick McKinnon | 5'8 7/8, 209 pounds | Running back | Georgia Southern
24. James Wilder Jr. | 6'2 5/8, 232 pounds | Running back | Florida State *
25. Silas Redd | 5'9 3/4, 212 pounds | Running back | Southern California
26. James Sims | 6'0, 200 pounds | Running back | Kansas
27. Timothy Flanders | 5'8 5/8, 207 pounds | Running back | Sam Houston State
28. Lorenzo Taliaferro | 6'0 1/4, 229 pounds | Running back | Coastal Carolina
29. George Atkinson | 6'1 3/8, 218 pounds | Running back | Notre Dame *
30. Damien Williams | 5'11 1/4, 222 pounds | Running back | Oklahoma
31. Roy Finch | 5'7, 167 pounds | Running back | Oklahoma
32. Ben Malena | 5'9, 195 pounds | Running back | Texas A&M
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