Here's a list of the top overall running backs in the 2011 NFL Draft:
1. Mark Ingram
2. Mikel Leshoure
3. Ryan Williams
4. Jordan Todman
5. Kendall Hunter
Mentions: DeMarco Murray, Daniel Thomas, Shane Vereen, Delone Carter
We will be looking at the top 5 this week and I'll give a brief rundown of the mentions on Saturday, along with my favorites.
Top statistics of running backs in the draft are after the jump!
Most Yards (Career): Vai Taua, Nevada (4588 yards)
Most Carries (Career): Jacquizz Rodgers, Oregon State (788 carries)
Most Rushing Touchdowns (Career): Colin Kaepernick, Nevada (59, but he's a quarterback); DeMarco Murray, Oklahoma (50 TDs)
Most Yards (Past Year): Mikel Leshoure, Illinois (1697 yards); Jordan Todman, UConn (1695 yards)
Most Carries (Past Year): Jordan Todman, UConn (334 carries)
Most Rushing Touchdowns (Past Year): Chad Spann, Northern Illinois (22 TDs)
Fastest 40 Yard Dash: Noel Devine, West Virginia (4.34 Pro Day); Da'Rel Scott, Maryland (4.34 Combine)
Fastest 3 Cone: Graig Cooper, Miami (6.66 Combine)
Fastest 10 Yard Split: Roy Helu Jr., Nebraska (1.51 Combine)
Most Bench Presses: Shane Vereen, California (31 Combine)
Longest Broad Jump: Jordan Todman, UConn (10'6 Combine)
So let's examine who the Patriots might take in this year's draft!