NFL Running Backs to Regain Their Draft Value in 2015

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May 26, 2015; San Diego, CA, USA; (EDITORS NOTE: caption correction) San Diego Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers (17) hands the ball off to running back Melvin Gordon (28) during organized team activities at Charger Park. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports

2015 First-Round Pick

Running backs Todd Gurley and Melvin Gordon were the first running backs to be taken in the first round since 2012. They were both thought to be special going into the draft and were both projected into the first round all along. Gurley was thought to be so special, they took him in the first round despite the fact he tore his ACL in 2014.

But since Gurley had such an injury, he will be given time to show just how special he is as a running back. As a matter of fact, they may sit Gurley for the first few games just to make sure he’s 100 percent when he plays. The pressure is all on Melvin Gordon this year to prove that running backs should be selected in the first round.

He’s going into a great situation with Philip Rivers and the huge offensive line the San Diego Chargers now have. Rivers has been trying to carry the Chargers for some time now but they haven’t been the same since they lost LaDainian Tomlinson. If Gordon goes in and balls like I think he will, the Chargers will be contenders and the value of Gordon and the RB position will be seen.

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