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Tony Pauline's Top 12 Running Backs

Tony Pauline from Sports Illustrated and offers comprehensive position-by-position rankings of the draft prospects for's draft coverage.

Here is my list of the top 12 running backs. Later today, I will unveil my rankings for the fullback position.

In addition to my top 12 list, you can click on the player's name and get a detailed scouting report on each of the players I have ranked in the top 12 and a list of all the running backs that I believe will be drafted.

Tony Pauline's Top 12 Running Backs
Rank Name School Grade
1 C.J. Spiller Clemson 1st
2 Ryan Mathews Fresno State 1st
3 Jonathan Dwyer Georgia Tech 2nd
4 Jahvid Best California 2nd
5 Anthony Dixon Mississippi State 2nd
6 Dexter McCluster Mississippi 2nd
7 Toby Gerhart Stanford 2nd
8 Joe McKnight USC 3rd
9 Ben Tate Auburn 3rd
10 Charles Scott LSU 3rd
11 Montario Hardesty Tennessee 4th
12 Chris Brown Oklahoma 4th-5th
*Grade refers to round player should be drafted.
Click here for the list of all the RBs who I expect to be drafted.

-- Posted by Tony Pauline, 12:00 p.m., April 16

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