No running backs were selected in Round 1 of the NFL Draft, which wasn't a huge surprise. Some thought 1-2 might slip in late in the round, but it wasn't to be. But those backs -- Iowa State's Breece Hall, Michigan State's Kenneth Walker -- did go in last night's second round, and four more were gone by the end of Day 2.

From a fantasy perspective, none of the six looks to be stepping into an immediate starting job. But if recent form holds, 2-3 of them will wind up having at least some value right away.

Over the last 10 years, there have been 57 running backs selected in the second and third rounds; close to 6 per year, just like this one. Of those backs, 14 have put up 1,000 total yards as rookies; seven more have finished with at least 850. A dozen have scored 8-plus touchdowns.

Just a handful of immediate stars, ala Kareem Hunt, Alvin Kamara and Jonathan Taylor, but a lot of rookie contributors, and a couple of weekly starters in fantasy leagues, on average. (Table shows rookie year stats for each player.)

2017386Kareem Hunt, K.C.272132753455178211
2017367Alvin Kamara, N.O.12072881826155414
2020241Jonathan Taylor, Ind.232116936299146812
2013261Eddie Lacy, G.B.284117835257143511
2014255Jeremy Hill, Cin.22211242721513399
2019253Miles Sanders, Phil.1798185050913276
2013248LeVeon Bell, Pitt.2448604539912598
2021235Javonte Williams, Den.2039034331612197
2013237Giovani Bernard, Cin.1706955651412098
2018235Nick Chubb, Clev.19299620149114510
2019373David Montgomery, Chi.2428892518510747
2020366Antonio Gibson, Wash.17079536247104211
2015386David Johnson, Ariz.12558136457103813
2015236T.J. Yeldon, Jac.1827403627910193
2019374Devin Singletary, Buff.151775291949694
2020255J.K. Dobbins, Balt.134805181209259
2017248Joe Mixon, Cin.178626302879134
2015377Duke Johnson, Clev.104379615349132
2014375Tre Mason, St.L.179765161489135
2020235D'Andre Swift, Det.1145214635788810
2018243Kerryon Johnson, Det.118641322138544
2015395Matt Jones, Wash.144490193047944
2015254Ameer Abdullah, Det.143597251837803
2020252Cam Akers, LAR145625111237483
2014394Terrance West, Clev.17167311647375
2013258Montee Ball, Den.120559201457044
2014254Bishop Sankey, Tenn.152569181337022
2014396Jerick McKinnon, Minn.113538271356730
2016245Derrick Henry, Tenn.110490131376275
2018371Royce Freeman, Den.13052114725935
2012384Bernard Pierce, Balt.1085327475791
2020386Zack Moss, Buff.11248114955765
20193102Alexander Mattison, Minn.10046210825441
2017241Dalvin Cook, Minn.7435411904442
2017389D'Onta Foreman, Hou.783276834102
2015373Tevin Coleman, Atl.873922144061
2014257Carlos Hyde, S.F.8333312684014
2012367Ronnie Hillman, Den.8533010623921
2016390C.J. Prosise, Sea.30172172083801
2014369Charles Sims, T.B.66185191903751
2013396Knile Davis, K.C.7024211753175
2020262A.J. Dillon, G.B.462422212632
2020380Lynn Bowden, L.V.932282112430
2016373Kenyan Drake, Mia.331799462252
2021388Trey Sermon, S.F.411673261931
2019370Darrell Henderson, LAR391474371840
2012261LaMichael James, S.F.271253291540
2015394Ty Montgomery, G.B.314151361502
20173105James Conner, Pitt.32144001440
2020376KeShawn Vaughn, T.B.261095341431
2020393Darrynton Evans, Tenn.1454227811
2013262Christine Michael, Sea.187900790
2018238Ronald Jones, T.B.2344733771
2012250Isaiah Pead, St.L.1054316700
2014397Dri Archer, Pitt.1040723630
2019387Damien Harris, N.E.41200120
2018259Derrius Guice, Wash.000000

Hall has been the 1.01 in a lot of early rookie drafts. Selected by the Jets, he joins a backfield that had a credible rookie season from Michael Carter last year. Not a high-powered offense, and not a clear path to starting. But Carter was a fourth-rounder who took a little while to take a leading role, and Hall will get the opportunity to play right away. Would not be surprising if he emerged as the superior back by midseason (but no one should be drafting him as a 2022 starter).

Walker went to Seattle, which is groan inducing. There have been hints that Chris Carson (neck) may not be able to return, which this selection further indicates. But the Seahawks are paying Rashaad Penny, who was one of the better backs in the league down the stretch last season, $5.75 million for 2022. He's starting, and Walker is vying to be the No. 2. These players get hurt and Seattle can be fickle with its roster; they're probably going to run a lot since their quarterbacks are Geno Smith and Drew Lock. But difficult to have confidence in Walker moving ahead of Penny this season.

James Cook, half of a tandem with the as-yet undrafted Zamir White at Georgia, went to Buffalo. This is interesting (Buffalo was a popular mock-draft landing spot for Hall), with Devin Singletary ripe to be replaced at some point in one of the league's best offenses. But Cook (Dalvin's younger brother) is on the small side (5-11, 199 at the combine, and he was listed at 190 in college), and probably most suited for a committee role rather than as a feature back. Good pass catcher, but Singletary can do that too. A tandem seems likely, holding down the appeal of both. (Aside: White should be selected early today, and I'll be interested in his landing spot.)

Tampa Bay third-rounder Rachaad White does have feature back size (6-0, 214), and a clear path to the No. 2 job in Tampa Bay. If Leonard Fournette gets hurt, White will be a popular pickup in fantasy leagues. But he's not going to start games until that happens, and might not have a huge role in the offense as a rookie.

Tyrion Davis-Price was selected by San Francisco, and you have to take notice when a Shanahan team selects a running back. (Although if history is any indication, best to see who they select in the sixth round today.) The Louisiana State back is big (6-0, 211) and ran a 4.48 at the combine; his early selection makes it seem like he'll be headed for work behind Elijah Mitchell, and doesn't say much for Trey Sermon. But just a flier in an annually muddied backfield.

It wasn't much of a secret that Washington would draft a running back early, and they got an intriguing one in Alabama's Brian Robinson. He's huge (6-2, 225) and was ultra-productive last year, rushing for 1,343 yards and 14 TDs and also catching 35 passes. His first three years he was stuck behind Damien Harris, Josh Jacobs and Najee Harris, and those guys have worked out pretty well in the NFL. Needless to say, this is not great news for those with Antonio Gibson in dynasty. Not an ideal landing spot for Robinson, either (Gibson is pretty good), but he's definitely going to be the No. 2 in this offense (JD McKissic on passing downs).

So with almost all of these backs -- maybe all of them -- it would have been nice if they'd landed somewhere else. It's not terribly surprising (teams like to have two good running backs these days), but you'd prefer at least one of them seems to be stepping into a starting job.

The history, however, suggests a couple of them will make a big impact as rookies. If I had to guess right now, I'd be looking at Hall with the Jets and Robinson in Washington as the most likely to start some games this year, with Cook also in the mix. Long-term, seems like Hall, Walker and perhaps Robinson have the most appeal in dynasty leagues. At least for now; let's see what the fourth round brings.

--Andy Richardson