A look at how recent Alabama RBs have fared in NFL
Heisman Trophy winner Derrick Henry is expected to become the fifth Alabama running back drafted in the first two rounds since 2011. Here is a look at how the other four have fared in the NFL:
- Mark Ingram, 1st round (28th overall) in 2011, New Orleans Saints. Has dealt with injuries but is coming off his two best seasons. The 2009 Heisman Trophy winner had 769 rushing yards and a career-high 405 receiving yards before missing the final four games last season with a shoulder injury.
- Trent Richardson, 1st (No. 3 overall) in 2012, Cleveland Browns. Has been a disappointment so far but signed this week with the Baltimore Ravens. Was traded from Cleveland to Indianapolis just two games into his second season, then released b the Colts following the 2014 season. Didn't play last season after getting cut by Oakland in training camp. Has averaged just 3.3 yards per carry with 2,032 yards and 17 touchdowns in 46 career games.
- Eddie Lacy, 2nd (61st overall), Green Bay in 2013. The lowest pick in the draft of the four backs, but also the most productive. Set franchise records for a running back when he gained 2,317 yards and had 24 total touchdowns in his first two seasons with the Packers. AP's offensive NFL rookie of the year in 2013.
- T.J. Yeldon, 2nd (36th overall), Jacksonville in 2015. Ran for 740 yards last season, the most by a Jaguars rookie since Maurice Jones-Drew gained 941 yards in 2006. Yeldon started 12 games but missed the last three with a knee injury.