Which 2009 Running Back Prospects Will Thrive in the NFL?

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Published: April 15, 2009


... for sure. However, when you look at the three separately, what do you see? They all possess Pro Bowl level talent, but of the three, which one stands the biggest chance of being successful?

Knowshon Moreno is 5-foot-11, 217 pounds and ran a rather unimpressive 4.62 at the combine. However, any fan or follower of Knowshon will tell you that the proof is in the pudding.

Although Knowshon lacks the size of the optimum running back, he has the ability to drop his shoulder, when necessary, and run over and through tacklers with a fierceness unrivaled by any running back in the NFL. Further, once he gets into space, he can be very hard to stop due to his lateral quickness and ability to elude defenders.

He also possesses a great set of hands that make him equally as impressive as a pass catcher. He is as good as any wide receiver and is a definite threat on a passing down; not just the passes that you often see running backs take either (flats and dumps-offs as the pla...

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