LaDainian Tomlinson heads the list of elite backs, but there are plenty of intriguing options among the top 30 in SI's rankings. Don't be afraid to snap up an up-and-comer, such as Willis McGahee, Julius Jones or Tatum Bell. Then there are the runners who have something to prove as they start over with new teams, notably LaMont Jordan, Travis Henry and Reuben Droughns.
played Oregon State last year, Oregon State was primed for an upset. Their corners were big and tough. They were playing Cover 2 and shutting down the wideouts. So Norm's tight end caught two touchdown passes. That's Norm. Find your weakness and exploit it."