Don't avoid RBs in Round 1

Why the RB1 disaster from 2013 isn't likely to repeat

Updated: June 19, 2014, 3:06 AM ET
By Christopher Harris | ESPN The Magazine

LET'S FACE IT, 2013 was a gruesome year for first-round running backs. Arian Foster, Ray Rice, Doug Martin, C.J. Spiller and Trent Richardson were consensus top-10 picks, and by any measure, each was a disaster. Yes, if you were fortunate enough to draft Jamaal Charles or our cover boy, LeSean McCoy, your season worked out fine. But odds are that if you used your first-rounder on a back last season, you were unimpressed. That opens a whole bag of questions: Why would a right-thinking ...

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