2015 Senior Bowl Grades: Running Backs

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Jan 24, 2015; Mobile, AL, USA; North squad fullback Tyler Varga of Yale (30) crosses the goal line to score a touchdown against the South squad in the fourth quarter of the Senior Bowl at Ladd-Peebles Stadium. The North won, 34-13. Mandatory Credit: Glenn Andrews-USA TODAY Sports

Just Blog Baby will be recapping the 2015 Senior Bowl this week, grading the performances of the best senior prospects eligible for the 2015 NFL Draft. 

Running backs have it hard when it comes to the NFL Draft in the modern era. As general managers become more and more convinced that it is risky to use a first round selection on a rusher, prospects who in earlier years would have been high draft picks now have found themselves sliding down the draft board which subsequently costs them more and more money on the rookie wage scale when it happens. Even if you are a special talent, you should expect teams to be cautious about reaching to take you even if you could be considered one of the best players in the NCAA before entering the draft.

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  • At the 2015 Senior Bowl the players on hand in Mobile showcased that the 2015 NFL Draft may be a class that defies the trend with plenty of special talents available to be drafted this spring. From Big Ten stalwarts Ameer Abdullah and David Cobb to Auburn’s Cameron Artis-Payne along with underrated Northern Iowa rusher David Johnson, the running game was on display on Saturday during the big game.

    Counting quarterback rushing totals over 300 yards of total rushing was gained between the North and South, including big games from all four backs who were given touches on Saturday. Who starred the brightest on Saturday, read our grades to find out who will see their draft stock heightened from a big weekend at the 2015 Senior Bowl.

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