8 Best Running Backs In 2017 NFL Draft – And Who Will Draft Them?

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It has already been noted that the upcoming 2017 NFL Draft class of running backs could be one of the best groups we’ve seen in years.

Sure, we’ve seen Todd Gurley and Ezekiel Elliott in the past couple years, with David Johnson blowing up as more of a sleeper pick, but we haven’t had very many first-round running backs in the draft.

It remains to be seen whether these college running backs will produce the way we expect in 2016, and who knows, some of these NFL teams we mention below might find a young stud running back among their current stable.

But I always thought a good exercise during the football season is to look ahead at teams that will likely fix problems in their offenses through the draft.

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Tanya Ray Fox

Tanya Ray Fox is a sportswriter and producer who has worked for nearly 7 years in both digital and television sports media. She has previously worked in TV production experience for Comcast SportsNet New England, NFL Network and Time Warner Cable Sports. In addition to her work for SportsGrid and appearances on the affiliated FNTSY Sports Network, she is also a contributor for USA Today's Rams Wire.