The marginalization of the running back position appears nearly complete.
Well into the second half of the second round, not a single runner has been chosen, setting a new record for the position.
The previous long wait was last year, when the Bengals made Giovani Bernard the 37th pick.
While teams are spending more time throwing the ball, and college spread offenses are making it harder for backs to come to the league ready to pass-protect, the issue is largely cyclical.
While it’s easy to think of it as a philosophical statement, the fact is, the Bishop Sankeys and Tre Masons and Carlos Hydes of the world aren’t first-round prospects.
The next time an Adrian Peterson-type runner comes through the draft, people will write new trend pieces.
UPDATE 8:47 p.m. ET: And as if they were waiting for me to hit publish, the Titans just took Sankey with the 54th pick.