There’s a sense in some league circles that only a truly special running back is worthy of a top-ten draft pick.
If so, it means that some regard Clemson’s C.J. Spiller as a truly special running back.
We’re hearing talk of teams possibly trying to invade the lower reaches of the top 10 in order to get a crack at Spiller, with rumors currently focusing on the Dolphins and the Giants.
The Dolphins currently hold the No. 12 pick; the Giants are at 15.
Since 2006, only three running backs have been chosen among the first 10 selections: Darren McFadden, No. 4 in 2008, Adrian Peterson, No. 7 in 2007, and Reggie Bush, No. 2 in 2006. In 2005, three running back were taken in the top five.
That year, the Dolphins drafted Ronnie Brown with the second overall pick. If the rumors are true, they could be looking to supplant Brown with Spiller.