2015 NFL Draft: Ranking the Top 5 RB Prospects

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Sep 20, 2014; Madison, WI, USA; Wisconsin Badgers running back Melvin Gordon (25) rushes with the football during the third quarter against the Bowling Green Falcons at Camp Randall Stadium. Wisconsin won 68-17. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

Who are the top five running backs prospects in the 2015 NFL Draft as it continues to draw closer?

It has been a hectic offseason to say the very least so far this year in the NFL, but it hasn’t reached one of the busiest points in the entire calendar. On Thursday, April 30th, the 2015 NFL Draft will officially open and teams will begin searching for the next big names to come out of the collegiate ranks.

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There has already been a lot of player movement around the NFL with most of free agency having come and gone. Quite a few big names are in new cities, and there are many teams with needs that they still need to fill. DeMarco Murray was the best running back in the NFL last season, and ended up switching from the Dallas Cowboys to the Philadelphia Eagles.

The NFL Draft will be a chance for teams to fill the voids on their roster once again this year, and there is one position in particular that will be intriguing to watch in the draft.

Running backs are extremely underrated now that the quarterback has taken the NFL by storm. They aren’t viewed as the franchise changers that they used to be, and there are quite a few teams that don’t have one individual running back who handles the workload for them. Despite how underrated the position has become, there is still a major need for a legitimate ground attack around the league.

Quarterbacks can only do so much by themselves, and a running backs number one job is to take pressure off of the passing game. Without having to respect the ground game, defenses can lock in on shutting quarterbacks down.

Now that the NFL Draft is approaching quickly, who are the top five running back prospects that will be available?

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