What do NFL teams look for when selecting who should be their primary running back? As the professional teams start to get ready for training camps and then the preseason, this will be a question on pretty much every coach’s mind, and it will be in the thoughts of almost all serious football fans, too. Let’s take a look at the RB position, and try to figure out what makes a good running back in the NFL.
Let’s start by looking at the battle going on for the position on the New England Patriots. Last year, both of the top RBs on the team ended the season battling injury. LeGarrette Blount had an up and down season, only to end it on the IR.