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Scout's Eye: RB attribute rankings

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The National Football Post published its second installment of the Scout's Eye series recently, breaking down the attributes and skill sets at the running back position. Here are our rankings of the top five prospects at each individual skill set plus important sub-categories.

Franchise running backs
1. Knowshon Moreno, Georgia
2. Chris Wells, Ohio State
3. LeSean McCoy, Pittsburgh
4. Shonn Greene, Iowa
5. Donald Brown, Connecticut

Power backs
1. Wells
2. Greene
3. Andre Brown, North Carolina State
4. Rashad Jennings, Liberty
5. P.J. Hill, Wisconsin

Third down backs
1. Devin Moore, Wyoming
2. Kory Sheets, Purdue
3. Keegan Herring, Arizona State
4. Bernard Scott, Abilene Christian
5. Marcus Thigpen, Indiana

Vision
1. Moreno
2. Greene
3. Ian Johnson, Boise State
4. Brown
5. Wells

Patience
1. Moreno
2. Greene
3. Wells
4. Brown
5. Cedric Peerman, Virginia

Elusiveness
1. Moreno
2. McCoy
3. Jeremiah Johnson, Oregon
4. Mike Goodson, Texas A&M
5. Herring

Ability to break tackles
1. Greene
2. Wells
3. Brown
4. Gartrell Johnson, Colorado State
5. Javon Ringer, Michigan State

Running aggression
1. Brown
2. Glen Coffee, Alabama
3. Greene
4. Jennings
5. Peerman

Home run threats
1. McCoy
2. Moore
3. Goodson
4. Herring
5. Marcus Thigpen, Indiana

Hands
1. Moreno
2. Tyrell Sutton, Northwestern
3. McCoy
4. Sheets
5. Johnson

Blocking
1. Greene
2. Coffee
3. Johnson
4. Aaron Brown, TCU
5. Arian Foster, Tennessee

Sleepers
1. Goodson
2. Scott
3. Javarris Williams, Tennessee State
4. Herb Donaldson, Western Illinois
5. Tyrell Fenroy, Louisiana-Lafayette

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