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Bleacher Report – Vikings

Running back class aims to flip script, recapture first-round value


INDIANAPOLIS — Since Adrian Peterson and Marshawn Lynch were drafted four picks apart in 2007, first-round running backs have disappointed and been outperformed by their later-round cohorts.

Five rushers were selected before 2011 third-round pick DeMarco Murray, who led the league with 1,845 yards last season; three backs got picked before 2009 second-rounder LeSean McCoy, the 2013 rushing champion. The previous back-to-back drafts without first-round backs was unprecedented and helped set up by the 2012 crop that produced Trent Richardson, Doug Martin and David Wilson;…

Source:: 1500 ESPN Sportswire

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