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The Denver Broncos will spend some money on the RB position next year

John Fox's bread and butter is running the ball. Moreno is not a lead runner. McGahee is a short yardage guy at best. Also in foxy's stint in carolina he drafted 4 running backs in the first 2 rounds. 

Wouldnt Surprise me if we draft a RB early in next years draft. Some names we should keep an eye on

 

Trent Richardson RB Alabama 5'11 220lbs

Trent Richardson is considered by some to be a better pro prospect than former teammate Mark Ingram. The reason is Richardson has a fabulous make-up of size and speed. Last year he ran for 700 yards on 112 carries with six scores. As a freshman, Richardson ran for 749 yards and eight touchdowns. He has been used as a receiver out of the backfield with 23 receptions last year after 16 catches in 2009. Richardson has the ability to run through linebackers and to run away from defensive backs. Many consider him a favorite for the Heisman trophy and it wouldn't be surprising if Richardson has a massive 2011 season. (Via Walter Football)

 

Chris Polk RB Washington 5'11 215lbs

Chris Polk was a huge part of the Huskies improvement last season. Polk averaged 5.4 yards per carry and ran for 1,415 yards with nine scores. That excellent production came behind an offensive line that struggled throughout the 2010 season. As a freshman, Polk ran for 1,113 yards and five scores. Polk runs with good vision, cutting ability and has the ability to get skinny through a hole to break runs into the secondary. He hits the hole quickly, but also is a patient runner. In that regard, the sub-par offensive line has helped make him a better running back.


Cyrus Gray  RB Texas AM 5'10 200lbs

The resurgence of Texas A&M came from play-makers like Cyrus Gray. Last year, Gray totaled 1,155 yards (5.3 average) with 12 touchdowns. Gray also offers strong receiving skills with 72 career receptions for 537 yards and three touchdowns. Gray has the speed to turn the corner on exterior runs. He has a fabulous burst to get through the line and into the secondary. Gray runs with nice body lean and finishes his runs well. Gray has homerun speed and can break off long touchdown runs. He is not extremely elusive and doesn't juke out a lot of would-be tacklers, but Gray beats defenders with his excellent speed. He looks like a solid second or third round prospect. 

 

Montee Ball RB Wisconsin 5'11 215lbs

Montee Ball could be a player that explodes across the national scene quickly in the 2011 season with John Clay no longer at Wisconsin. Ball came on like gangbusters late in the season for the Badgers with five straight 100-yard games with a total of 777 yards in those five contests. He was third on the team in rushing behind Clay and James White, but Ball led the team with 18 touchdowns. Ball has a nice blend of power and speed that will appeal to NFL coaches and scouts. He hits the hole quickly and is hard to bring down. Sources have also told Walterfootball.com that many coaches in the NFL like players from Wisconsin due to the similarities in the running scheme that the Badgers run with NFL offenses. That will help Ball's draft status. It wouldn't be surprising if Ball moves his way up into the second round this fall. 

 

feel free to add some other prospects and free agents to keep an eye on.

This is a Fan-Created Comment on MileHighReport.com. The opinion here is not necessarily shared by the editorial staff of MHR

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