The online sports betting world is hoping that a new collective bargaining agreement will be in place between the NFL owners and the NFL Players’ Association in time to save the April draft.
As people continue to bet on college basketball and the 2011 NHL trade deadline approaches, the price per head experts are putting together their draft previews as though the draft were to go off as scheduled. Here is a look at the top five running backs that will be available in the 2011 NFL draft.
Mark Ingram – Alabama
Mark Ingram is the consensus top running back coming up in this year’s draft. He won the Heisman Trophy in 2009, and runs a 4.48 40-yard dash. He has been working hard with strength and conditioning coaches to improve his size. At 5′ 10″ and 215 pounds, he possesses the strength to run up the middle, but his outside speed is not the best in the draft. He loves to block in the passing game and he is more than capable of taking on speedy and big NFL defenders. He is a good kid, but the legal problems of his father, and former New York Giants wide receiver Mark Ingram, cast a shadow on the younger Ingram’s character.
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