NFL Draft odds on running backs don’t get quite as much attention as quarterback NFL Draft odds but they can sometimes be just as important.
There are a few potential stars in 2009 NFL Draft betting at running back. Let’s take a look at the top eight running back prospects in NFL Draft odds.
NFL Draft odds are almost split on whether Chris “Beanie” Wells out of Ohio State or Knowshon Moreno out of Georgia is the best running back. Wells has the best body of any of the running backs as he is bruising and fast. Moreno is right with Wells except for the height. He has reminded many people of Herschel Walker. It is somewhat surprising considering the talent level of Wells and Moreno that both could be selected out of the Top 10 in NFL Draft odds. There is a big drop after Wells and Moreno in terms of talent for running backs in the 2009 NFL Draft.
The third running back in NFL Draft odds is Pittsburgh’s LeSean McCoy. He has speed to burn and also is well built, although not in Well’s class. Coming out early may have been a mistake though as McCoy could easily fall into the second round of NFL Draft odds. Right behind McCoy is Iowa running back Shonn Greene. He was simply dominant and extremely consistent at Iowa. NFL Draft odds don’t have Greene going early but he is going to play somewhere in the NFL.
Javon Ringer rounds out the Top 5 in NFL Draft odds for running backs. He is not in the league of Wells or Moreno in NFL Draft betting but he does everything well. He won’t be drafted that high which shows you just how thin the running backs are in 2009 NFL Draft odds.
The next running back is Tennessee’s Arian Foster. He is another running back that is going to go in the later rounds of NFL Draft betting. A couple of sleepers at running back include Liberty’s Rashad Jennings and Connecticut’s Donald Brown. Both of these backs could have more upside than someone like Foster or Ringer in NFL Draft betting. Ranking them at 4th and 5th in NFL Draft odds might not be a bad idea even though neither comes from a big name school.
That is a look at the Top 8 running backs for the 2009 NFL Draft. Open a New Account and bet on 2009 NFL Draft at SBG Global!
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