It comes as no surprise, but running backs weren’t just neglected by the league in Round 1, they’ve been left out of much of the talking head fodder that’s customary after the draft. While everyone’s talking about the first rounders and the QBs, and rightly so, rookie RBs shouldn’t be forgotten, as many of them will likely make an impact in 2014.
Last season, backs such as Eddie Lacy, Zac Stacy, Gio Bernard and Andre Ellington were one of the most exciting things about the rookie class. So let’s have a look at six newly drafted RBs and what their situations will be heading into the season. Better to know their names now than in mid-October when you’re searching the waiver wire for an emergency RB2.