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March Bracket: Who has been the best Broncos running back since Terrell Davis?

It's been over a decade since Terrell Davis retired. Denver has used many running backs since then. Who has been the best?

Byron Hetzler-USA TODAY Sports

March Madness is in full swing, but we're not that interested in the Final Four.

Sure, basketball is fun to watch, but lately we've felt like this:

So, today we are revealing our bracket for the best Broncos running back since Terrell Davis.

Current running backs (a la Montee Ball and C.J. Anderson) are not eligible.

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It took some time to narrow down the final six.

There have been many fun-to-watch running backs in Denver since Davis retired in 2002. Some of them had great potential but never quite worked out in Denver (think Ryan Torain, Peyton Hillis, and Mike Bell).

Others did what they were asked during a short stint with the team. That list is lengthier and includes Correll Buckhalter, Micahel Pittman, Selvin Young, Lance Ball, Ron Dayne, Quentin Griffin, Garrison Hearst, Howard Griffith, and Olandis Gary.

That narrows it down to six main backs:

1 seed: Mike Anderson

2 seed: Clinton Portis

3 seed: Knowshon Moreno

4 seed: Tatum Bell

5 seedReuben Droughns

6 seed: Willis McGahee

That seeding is my personal take, and I have Anderson edging out Portis in the final merely because of longevity. Anderson played six seasons in Denver (51 starts), rushing for 3,822 yards and 41 total touchdowns.

Portis put up similar numbers in just two seasons: 3,099 yards and 31 total touchdowns. He was later traded to Washington for cornerback Champ Bailey and a draft pick that the team used on Bell.

Next is Moreno, who rushed for 3,013 yards and scored 35 total TDs in five seasons (45 starts). Until his final season in Denver, Moreno never quite lived up to his potential. He edges out Bell, who rushed for 2,591 yards and scored 15 total TDs in four seasons (17 starts).

The final two backs, Droughns and McGahee, had short, but productive seasons in Denver. They were stopgap backs that started a combined 42 games in five seasons.

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Of the backs, Anderson was the most productive, in part because he played the longest. Portis is close behind, which is very impressive considering he only played in Denver for two years.

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That's my take.

Now give us yours!

Which Broncos running back has been the best post-TD? Remember that current RBs are not eligible.

Vote in the poll and share your top seeding in the comments below.

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