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A count down of the best RBs in football, and a deep dive into why each one thrives, and what the future holds for some veterans

By Gary Gramling
May 15, 2017

Back by popular demand, we’re rolling out our position rankings once again, starting with running backs. Along with myself and Andy Benoit (whose vote counts double since he’s so frickin’ smart), the voting panel also includes researcher Matt Booker and producer Lou Pellegrino (whose poll swung the race for second place).

Multiple Falcons made the list, and we deep dive everyone in the top 10, including the best zone runner in football, the best pass-catching back, and what the future holds for, say, Le’Veon Bell in terms of a long-term deal.

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Along with the position rankings, we’ll fit in a mailbag or two this offseason as well. So send those questions:

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This week’s show:

Number 10—3:03

Number 9—7:38

Number 8—12:40

Number 7—17:06

Number 6—20:40

Number 5—29:21

Number 4—32:54

Number 3—38:02

Number 2—41:36

Number 1—46:47

Others receiving votes—56:35

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