Rookie runners / late first round
Posted Apr. 27 at 12:37 AM
The first round closed with running backs being selected with the final two picks. Doug Martin (Tampa Bay) and David Wilson (Giants).
Running backs selected in this part of the draft, however, haven’t typically had a lot of success – at least not as rookies. There’s a difference between being selected in the top 10 and the bottom 10 of the first round.
Below is the rundown of all running backs selected between 25th and 35th in the last 15 years, along with their total yards (run-rec) and total touchdowns as rookies. Not a lot of fantasy impact here.
Both Martin and Wilson project to be in committee-type situations this year, with Martin probably splitting time with LeGarrette Blount and Wilson sharing time with Ahmad Bradshaw.
RUNNING BACKS SELECTED 25TH-35TH, 1997-
Total yards and total touchdowns as rookies:
Yds TD Year
570 3 1998 John Avery Dolphins
10 0 2000 Trung Canidate Rams
908 3 2001 Michael Bennett Vikings
0 0 2002 DeShaun Foster Panthers
87 1 2003 Larry Johnson Chiefs
1313 6 2004 Kevin Jones Lions
34 0 2004 Chris Perry Bengals
1406 8 2006 Joseph Addai Colts
814 2 2006 DeAngelo Williams Panthers
936 7 2009 Beanie Wells Cardinals
450 3 2009 Donald Brown Colts
1032 6 2010 Jahvid Best Lions
520 5 2011 Mark Ingram Saints
?? ? 2012 Doug Martin Buccaneers
?? ? 2012 David Wilson Giants
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