A closer look at running backs taken in the 2nd and 3rd rounds since 2006
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
Injuries have hampered Norwood in recent years, but he's been a solid No. 2 running back for the Falcons during his five NFL seasons.
Brian Leonard;Rutgers;St. Louis;2007;No. 52
More of a fullback than a featured back, Leonard has used his versatility to remain in the NFL.
Brandon Jackson;Nebraska;Green Bay;2007;No. 63
A solid backup running back who has rushed for 1,329 yards in four NFL seasons.
Garrett Wolfe;Northern Illinois;Chicago;2007;No. 93
Wolfe has average rushing stats (72 carries, 282 yards) but he's been a mainstay on the Bears' special teams.
Kevin Smith;Central Florida;Detroit;2008;No. 64
Was solid during his first two seasons with the Lions, accounting for over 1,000 yards in both years. But Jahvid Best took over as Detroit's featured back last season.
Toby Gerhart;Stanford;Minnesota;2010;No. 51
Serves as a solid backup running back behind Adrian Peterson.
Brian Calhoun;Wisconsin;Detroit;2006;No. 74
Spent just two seasons in the NFL, finishing with 99 total yards (54 rushing, 55 receiving) in 11 NFL games.
Kenny Irons;Auburn;Cincinnati;2007;No. 49
A torn ACL on his fourth carry pretty much ended Irons' NFL career. He never played in a regular-season NFL game.
Chris Henry;Arizona;Tennessee;2007;No. 50
A combine star who never really produced at the NFL level.
Tony Hunt;Penn State;Philadelphia;2007;No. 90
Gained 25 yards on 14 carries in just two seasons in the NFL.
Lorenzo Booker;Florida State;Miami;2007;No. 71
Has never really made a dent in the NFL as a third-down back.
Glen Coffee;Alabama;San Francisco;2009;No. 74
Retired from the NFL after one season.
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Ben Tate;Auburn;Houston;2010;No. 58
Suffered a season-ending injury in August 2010. Is looking to return this season behind Pro Bowl running back Arian Foster.
Montario Hardesty;Tennessee;2010;No. 59
Suffered a torn ACL in the preseason, but the Browns are looking for Hardesty to make a big impact alongside Peyton Hillis in 2011.