2021 NFL Draft: Breaking down the top three running backs

Michael Carter #8 of the North Carolina Tar Heels (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)
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The 2021 NFL draft has many options for the teams across the league when the draft begins. It will be interesting to see where teams value running backs as the position has become more replaceable. 

The Pittsburgh Steelers will be among other NFL teams looking for a factor back. The position has become less and less coveted around the league. Players are becoming more easily replaced at running back and that has made it less common to see them selected high in the draft. The top-ten or first-round choice at running back has become less and less common in today’s game. This year’s NFL draft has some prospects that have first-round talent. Many people will know the names as they were apart of the most dominant programs in college football.

No matter who the experts have listed as the best available, NFL teams will have their own draft boards. That is where they will rank prospects over each other and see where players fall to them. It will be an interesting year at the draft for all. It seems likely that the first running back will go in the mid to late first round. Others will begin to fall more frequently on day two.

The second day of the draft between rounds two and three will likely see a good chunk of the position going to franchises across the league. The best at the position could become game-changers for the teams they join. Not only will they be great individually but in a team aspect as well.

There looks to be a solid group of running backs who could provide an immediate boost to NFL rosters in 2021, but three names stand in a class of their own. Here are the three best running back prospects in the 2021 NFL Draft: