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Postby hongwei28 » June 11th, 2019, 1:24 am

The running back position is one of the most interesting in professional sports. Most running backs are out of the league and probably out of their prime before they turn thirty , and the average career span for an NFL running back is 3.11 years. Of course this takes into consideration ones who may have not belonged in the first place, but the number is still an interesting one. The interesting characteristic carries into their draft positions. The highest back taken in the last 15 years was selected number 2 overall, but in 2014 the first running back taken waited around until number 54 overall.Most teams go with a running back by committee this day in the NFL, but that' not to say that a team isn't looking for one featured back. Seven times in the last fifteen years Devin Singletary Jersey , a running back went in the top 10 of the NFL Draft. It is assumed that the teams that made those selections was looking for an every down back. It wasn't often you saw an Emmitt Smith, Walter Payton, Barry Sanders, Jim Brown Kyler Murray Jersey , Earl Campbell, or more recently LaDainian Tomlinson and Adrian Peterson splitting carries or calling for a replacement after a run.Whether the draft is deep at the position or the NFL decides not to covet the running back as much as it used to, the first running back drafted tends to vary through the years. Here we will check out when the first running back in the recent 15 NFL Drafts were taken, and how that worked out for the team and the player's career. The NFL is underway with training camp just about to start going on and there is a lot to be exciting about. There are also some questions going around. Will the Cleveland Browns finally win more than five games in a season with all of the trades , additions, and draft picks added? Will the Philadelphia Eagles repeat as Super Bowl champions or have a setback? Will the New England Patriots have one more Super Bowl run in them before the Belichick-Brady era is over? But there are other headlines that are looking to take precedent as well. The San Francisco 49ers are a team that look to build off the end of their 2017 season, especially with quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo locked up long term now. But beyond those headlines are different stories for fans to look at: retirements and players still on the market.Let's face it, NFL players and professional athletes as a whole are going to come across both of these scenarios at one point or another. There are a lot of players that some people still cannot believe are still playing like Adam Vinatieri , Tom Brady, Adrian Peterson, and others. There are also some players that are lounging around on their couch, waiting for their agents to call them with good news saying they have a team interested in signing them. This list takes a look at both of these aspects. Some players that retired are stunning and some players still unsigned are suspect. Let's tackle this list head on! Let's take a look at NFL players fans didn't realized retired this off-season and players that are waiting on a new contract for 2018.
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