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Young RBs making transition

This year freshmen running backs are proving this position is the easiest to transition to from one level of competition to the next.

Updated: November 18, 2003, 3:14 AM ET
By Mel Kiper Jr. | Special to ESPN Insider

Every year freshmen running backs end up making a huge impact right away, proving this is the easiest position at which to make the transition from one level of competition to another. This also holds true for RBs immediately making their presence felt as rookies in the NFL.

While USC QB Matt Leinart and WR Mike Williams deserve Heisman Trophy consideration, a key to the Trojans success this season has been the dynamic duo of freshman RBs LenDale White and Reggie Bush. Against Arizona, the ...

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