Ordering the top backs in the division

June, 11, 2012
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How do you rate the AFC South's top running backs?

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    12%
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    54%
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    22%
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    9%
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    3%

Discuss (Total votes: 4,683)

How do AFC South running backs line up against the rest of the league?

ESPN.com's Ashley Fox thinks the top three are all top 10. She’s got Maurice Jones-Drew second, Arian Foster fourth and Chris Johnson 10th.

That seems reasonable to me. Though, to the chagrin of Jaguars fans and MJD, I give Foster the edge in the division because I find him more versatile and consider him more dangerous in a better offense.

Granted it was on a far better team, but in 2011 Foster averaged 5.56 yards per touch to MJD’s 5.12. Foster is younger and doesn’t take the same degree of a beating on a weekly basis.

How do you stack the AFC South backs?

I always fear a poll becomes a popularity contest and I only have five slots to order them. But I present what I think are the most reasonable choice for ordering these three and politely request your input.

Paul Kuharsky | email

ESPN Tennessee Titans reporter

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