NFL draft: Running backs
This is the third in a series examining positions leading into the April 25-26 NFL draft.
TOP FIVE PROSPECTS
PlayerSchoolHtWtCommentKnowshon MorenoGeorgia5-10 5/8217Third-year soph had two 1,300-yard seasonsBeanie WellsOhio State6-2237Best Buckeye RB since Eddie GeorgeDonald BrownConnecticut5-10 1/4210Big East Conference Offensive Player of YearAndre BrownN.C. State6-0 1/8224Has history of foot injuries.LeSean McCoyPittsburgh5-10 3/8198Has some character questionsBIG 12 PROSPECTS
Mike GoodsonTexas A&M6-0196Injuries, coaching change hampered college career.Marlon LuckyNebraska5-11 3/8216Didn’t live up to the hype as a Husker.Chris OgbonnayaTexas5-11 3/4220Team captain played in all 52 games as Longhorn.•SLEEPER: Rashad Jennings of Liberty put together three 1,000-yard seasons after transferring from Pittsburgh following his freshman year to be closer to his father, who suffers from diabetes.
•FUN FACT: McCoy was nicknamed “Shady” by his grandmother because of his erratic mood changes as a child.
•CHIEFS’ NEEDS: It all comes down to the status of Larry Johnson. If he is retained, Chiefs are in good shape with Johnson, Jamaal Charles and Kolby Smith. If Johnson is released, they’ll need a big-time back.