The Problem With First Round Running Backs
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The problem with drafting running backs in the first round of the NFL draft is that the position is just a small part of the equation even when it comes to the running game. Start with the fact that passing efficiency in the NFL is a lot more explanatory of winning percentage, then add to that the fact that running backs are just part of the equation in creating a good running game. After all, the first excuse trotted out for running backs that do poorly is that their line isn’t blocking for them. Then add this graph to those two points: