NFL Draft: Second- and third-round running backs since 2006
A closer look at running backs taken in the 2nd and 3rd rounds since 2006
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Maurice Jones-Drew;UCLA;Jacksonville;2006;No. 60
Developed into a two-time Pro Bowl running back despite his lack of height. He's coming off back-to-back 1,000-yard seasons.
Ray Rice;Rutgers;Baltimore;2008;No. 55
In the past two seasons Rice has become one of the NFL's top runners. He's accounted for more than 1,700 yards in back-to-back seasons for the Ravens.
Jamaal Charles;Texas;Kansas City;2008;No. 73
Many questioned if he could handle the load as a feature back in the NFL, Charles has proved he can with back-to-back 1,000-yard seasons.
Matt Forte;Tulane;Chicago;2008;No. 44
Has become a very solid NFL running back with 3,236 rushing yards and 1,495 receiving yards in 48 games.
LeSean McCoy;Pittsburgh;Philadelphia;2009;No. 53
Showed flashes as a rookie then carried the load in 2010, rushing for 1,080 yards and catching 78 passes for 592 yards.
Shonn Greene;Iowa;N.Y. Jets;2009;No. 65
Has become a solid running back, rushing for 1,306 yards in 29 NFL games.
Steve Slaton;West Virginia;Houston;2008;No. 89
Slaton rushed for 1,282 yards as a rookie but has not rushed for more than 437 in the past two seasons.
LenDale White;USC;Tennessee;2006;No. 45
Had two solid seasons with the Titans. Signed with Denver last summer but missed the 2010 season after suffering a torn Achilles before the regular season began.
Jerious Norwood;Mississippi State;Atlanta;2006;No. 79
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