Common paths connect SB backs

Lynch, Moreno central figures after stumbling (on and off the field) early in careers

Originally Published: January 24, 2014
By Adam Schefter | ESPN.com

Seattle running back Marshawn Lynch and Denver running back Knowshon Moreno share a position and a path to Super Bowl XLVIII.

For starters, each was a No. 12 overall pick in the NFL draft. Lynch went to the Bills in that spot in 2007; Moreno went to the Broncos in that spot in 2009.

Initially, neither running back produced to his expectations. Each struggled with off-field issues.

In 2008, Lynch was involved in a 3:30 a.m. hit-and-run in Buffalo. Gun charges were brought against ...

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