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2011 rookie runners could set dubious record

Mark Ingram (Joe Robbins/Getty)

Last year was proof for those who believe that running backs don't need to be selected in the first round. Three undrafted rookies had more yards than the three first-round rookie running backs.

What are the odds, as some "draftniks" have suggested, that not a single running back will be selected in the first round of the draft in three weeks? Well, if it happens, it will be historic. Literally. Since the common draft was implemented in 1967, there has never been a first round without at least one back. There was only one year, 1984, when fewer than two runners went off the board in...

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