NFL Draft LogoNFL Draft Watch: Five Teams That May Start a Rookie Running Back in 2015 – The 2015 NFL Draft is fast approaching and at least five teams will be considering selecting a running back who can compete for a starting job this season. Here is a look at those teams, their draft order and the top ranked running backs of the 2015 NFL Draft Class. Additionally, we have provided links to various trading card products in which you can find early cards of these potential future stars. An image gallery is also included for your enjoyment. Let the Draft begin!

Jacksonville Jaguars
Current Starters:
D. Robinson/T.Gerhart
Draft Selections:
Rd 1, Pick 3 (3)
Rd 2, Pick 4 (36)
Rd 3, Pick 3 (67)
Rd 4, Pick 4 (103)
Rd 5, Pick 3 (139)
Rd 6, Pick 4 (180)
Rd 7, Pick 3 (220)

 

San Diego Chargers
Current Starter:
Branden Oliver
Draft Selections:

Rd 1, Pick 17 (17)
Rd 2, Pick 16 (48)
Rd 3, Pick 19 (83)
Rd 4, Pick 18 (117)
Rd 5, Pick 17 (153)
Rd 6, Pick 16 (192)
New England Patriots
Current Starter:
LeGarrette Blount
Draft Selections:

Rd 1, Pick 32 (32)
Rd 2, Pick 32 (64)
Rd 3, Pick 32 (96)
Rd 3, Pick 33 (97)
Rd 4, Pick 2 (101)
Rd 4, Pick 32 (131)
Rd 6, Pick 2 (178)
Rd 7, Pick 2 (219)
Rd 7, Pick 36 (253)

 

Arizona Cardinals
Current Starters:
Andre Ellington
Draft Selections:
Rd 1, Pick 24 (24)
Rd 2, Pick 23 (55)
Rd 3, Pick 22 (86)
Rd 4, Pick 24 (123)
Rd 5, Pick 23 (159)
Rd 6, Pick 22 (198)
Rd 7, Pick 24 (241)
Rd 7, Pick 39 (256)
Baltimore Ravens
Current Starters:
Justin Forsett
Draft Selections:
Rd 1, Pick 26 (26)
Rd 2, Pick 26 (58)
Rd 3, Pick 26 (90)
Rd 4, Pick 23 (122)
Rd 4, Pick 26 (125)
Rd 4, Pick 37 (136)
Rd 5, Pick 22 (158)
Rd 5, Pick 35 (171)
Rd 5, Pick 40 (176)
Rd 6, Pick 28 (204) 

 

We’ll leave the mock drafts and who will be available at what pick to the experts. However, this the current rankings of the top five running backs in this year’s NFL Draft.

Todd Gurley – Georgia
Height: 6-1, Weight: 222
Projected Selection: Top-20 Pick

With two teams in need of a starting running back in the first 20 picks (Jaguars, Chargers) Gurley could be an option for either team, if available. During the 2014 NCAA season, he averaged 7.4 yards per carry with 911 yards and nine touchdowns. He also made 12 receptions for 57 yards.

Melvin Gordon – Wisconsin
Height: 6-1, Weight: 215
Projected Selection: 1st Round

An all-around athlete, skilled in every aspect of the game. He averaged 7.5 yards per carry in 2014 for 2,587 yards with 29 touchdowns. Gordon also caught three passes for 153 yards and three touchdowns as well.

T.J. Yeldon – Alabama
Height: 6-2, Weight: 226
Projected Selection: Bottom 1st Round to top 2nd Round

Could be a key pick for a team in the second round. He averaged five yards per carry for 979 yards with 11 touchdowns in 2014. He also had 15 receptions for 180 yards and a touchdown.

Jay Ajayi – Boise State
Height: 6-0, Weight: 221
Projected Selection: 2nd or 3rd Round

This guy has a superb skill set with power, speed, balance and versatility. He averaged 5.4 yards per carry for 1,689 yards with 25 touchdowns last year at Boise State . He also snagged 45 receptions for 536 yards and four touchdowns.

Tevin Coleman – Indiana
Height: 5-11, Weight: 206
Projected Selection: 2nd or 3rd Round

Despite some medical concerns, Coleman still ranks number five in his class for the position. He averaged 7.5 yards per carry for 2,036 yards with 15 touchdowns last year. He also piled up 25 receptions for 141 yards as well.

NFL Draft Watch: Five Teams That May Start a Rookie Running Back in 2015 – In The Cards

All of the above running back prospects will already have a handful of trading cards, including autographs, before draft day arrives. Look for their cards now including in (but not limited to) the following products:

2015 Leaf Draft Metal Football
2015 Leaf Ultimate Draft Football
2015 Upper Deck Football
2014 Exquisite Collection Football
2014 Upper Deck Inscriptions Football
2015 SAGE HIT Low Series
2015 SAGE Hit High Series
2015 SAGE Autograph Football

The next wave of product releases will include:

2015 Panini Contenders Draft Picks
2015 Panini Prizm College Draft Picks
2015 Bowman Football

2015 NFL Draft Pick Running Backs Image Gallery

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