Jan 9, 2012; New Orleans, LA, USA; Alabama Crimson Tide running back Trent Richardson (3) carries the ball during the BCS National Championship game agains the LSU Tigers at the Louisiana Superdome. Mandatory Credit: Marvin Gentry-US PRESSWIRE

NFL Draft Preview: Backs

This year’s draft is quite good at RB. In today’s game of “running back by committee” the position isn’t valued like it once was, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t talent here.

Trent Richardson is a very good player and, even though i’ve rated him at the 12th best player in the draft, I’d be shocked if he made it past the 7th pick.

As for the Seahawks, I expect them to look at a RB to backup Marshawn Lynch at some point in this draft. It probably wont be early, but a mid round selection isn’t out of the question. It all depends on if they move back in round 1 and get some extra mid-round picks. There’s a lot of value in that range, and not just at RB.

#

Player

Pos

Pos #

School

12

Trent Richardson

RB

1

Alabama

30

Doug Martin

RB

2

Boise St.

39

David Wilson

RB

3

Virgina Tech

51

Lamar Miller

RB

4

Miami

61

Isaiah Pead

RB

5

Cincinnati

66

Chris Polk

RB

6

Washington

71

LaMichael James

RB

7

Oregon

88

Bernard Pierce

RB

8

Temple

107

Robert Turbin

RB

9

Utah State

111

Ronnie Hillman

RB

10

San Diego State

113

Cyrus Gray

RB

11

Texas A&M

124

Chris Rainey

RB

12

Florida

135

Tauren Poole

RB

13

Tennessee

151

Dan Herron

RB

14

Ohio State

154

Vick Ballard

RB

15

Mississippi State

163

Terrance Ganaway

RB

16

Baylor

176

Edwin Baker

RB

17

Michigan St

178

Davin Meggett

RB

18

Maryland

195

Bobby Rainey

RB

19

Western Kentucky

202

 Brandon Bolden

RB

20

 Mississippi

222

 Marc Tyler

RB

21

 Southern Cal

227

 Michael Smith

RB

22

 Utah State

247

 Adonis Thomas

RB

23

 Toledo

284

 Lennon Creer

RB

24

 Louisiana Tech

 

#

Player

Pos

Pos #

School

187

Emil Igwenagu

FB

1

Massachusetts

190

Evan Rodriguez

FB

2

Temple

219

 Chad Diehl

FB

3

 Clemson

231

 Brad Smelley

FB

4

 Alabama

270

 Bradie Ewing

FB

5

 Wisconsin

288

 Cody Johnson

FB

6

 Texas

294

 Drake Dunsmore

FB

7

 Northwestern

 

Next Seahawks Game View full schedule »
Sunday, Sep 2121 Sep1:25Denver BroncosBuy Tickets

Tags: NFL Draft Seahawks

comments powered by Disqus