NFL Draft Rankings: Pre-Combine Skill Player Rankings
NFL Draft Rankings: Pre-Combine Skill Player Rankings

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1. Trent Richardson, Alabama (5-11, 224)

Even if he doesn't possess the explosiveness and incredible balance of Adrian Peterson, Richardson is still a running back who grades almost as high as the former Oklahoma star. Peterson has quicker feet, but Richardson shows excellent short-area movement himself, and whatever advantage Peterson has in big-play ability Richardson makes up for in strength. Richardson is a very good pass-catcher who undoubtedly projects to an every-down role in the NFL. With Mark Ingram out of the way in 2011, Richardson torched opponents to the tune of 1,679 yards (5.9 YPC) and 21 touchdowns on the ground while adding 338 yards and three touchdowns on 29 catches.

Grade: Top-5 Prospect
Projection: Top-12 Pick


2. Lamar Miller, Miami (FL) (5-11, 214)

Miller could be the draft's best big-play threat at running back, but his lower-body strength and ability to fall forward give him

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