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Ten running backs worth pursuing via free agency/2021 NFL Draft/trade
Mar 03, 2021
How much interest will Super Bowl LV star Leonard Fournette generate this offseason? What about Najee Harris, the top RB in this year's draft class? Maurice Jones-Drew reveals his top 10 running backs worth pursuing via free agency, the 2021 NFL Draft or trade.
RB stock watch: Super Bowl champion Leonard Fournette up, Le'Veon Bell down
Feb 10, 2021
Maurice Jones-Drew looks back at the 2020 season and identifies running backs whose stock rose or fell. What is Leonard Fournette's status after a Lombardi run? How can Le'Veon Bell rebound from a disappointing season with both the Jets and Chiefs?
RB Index, Week 12: How Gus Edwards can be Ravens' rivalry-game hero
Nov 25, 2020
Without Mark Ingram and J.K. Dobbins for Tuesday's rivalry bout in Pittsburgh, the Ravens must lean on a player who often flies under the radar, Maurice Jones-Drew writes. Plus, updated RB rankings ahead of Week 12.
RB Index, Week 6: Six landing spots for Le'Veon Bell
Oct 14, 2020
Maurice Jones-Drew identifies six potential landing spots for running back Le'Veon Bell, who was released Tuesday evening by the New York Jets. Could there be a reunion in Pittsburgh? Plus, his updated RB rankings ahead of Week 6.
Ranking all 32 RB1s heading into 2020: Saquon Barkley at No. 6
Jul 13, 2020
Saquon Barkley held the top spot in Maurice Jones-Drew's ranking of the league's 32 RB1s heading into 2019. This year, however, the Giants RB didn't crack the top five. Check out why and where the rest of the NFL's starting running backs land in MJD's list.
RB Index, Week 15: Derrick Henry should reset the RB market
Dec 11, 2019
Derrick Henry is having a monster second half of the season for the Tennessee Titans, but has he done enough to reset the RB market this offseason? Maurice Jones-Drew provides his take and updates his top 10 running back rankings.
RB Index, Week 14: Run-game gurus who deserve a promotion
Dec 04, 2019
Maurice Jones-Drew gives his input to NFL teams that will be conducting a coaching search this offseason, listing six run-game gurus who are deserving of a promotion. Plus, the running back rankings get trimmed to his top 10.
RB Index, Week 12: Most important RBs down the stretch
Nov 20, 2019
With the Colts, Rams and Titans still vying for spots in the postseason entering Week 12, Jonathan Williams, Todd Gurley and Derrick Henry must step up. Maurice Jones-Drew discusses which NFL running back is the most important down the stretch and updates his rankings.
RB Index, Week 10: Why Christian McCaffrey is MVP front-runner
Nov 06, 2019
The MVP race is heating up as we head down the back half of the 2019 NFL season. Maurice Jones-Drew explains why Christian McCaffrey MUST be considered the MVP front-runner. Plus, have a look at his updated ranking of the top 15 RBs.
2017 NFL Draft revisited: Ranking the top 10 players in the class
Jul 27, 2019
Myles Garrett was the No. 1 overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft. Two years into his career, is he the best player from that class? Or did last season's MVP jump to the top? Maurice Jones-Drew reveals his top 10 players from the 2017 draft class.
If I were GM: Three offseason moves for each NFC South team
Feb 19, 2019
In this series, Maurice Jones-Drew tries his hand at general manager. Should the Saints re-sign Mark Ingram? How will the Panthers protect Cam Newton? MJD identifies three areas that each NFC South team must address this offseason.
RB Index, Week 16: Teams with questions at RB heading into '19
Dec 19, 2018
Will Marshawn Lynch come back to Oakland for another season? How will Doug Pederson shore up the Eagles' ground game? Maurice Jones-Drew lists six teams with the biggest question marks at RB heading into 2019. Plus, updated position rankings.
RB Index, Week 15: Five current RBs who are Hall of Fame locks
Dec 12, 2018
There's no doubt Frank Gore has earned a spot in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Which current RBs should join him? Maurice Jones-Drew lists five who are HOF locks and four others on pace for Canton. Plus, updated RB rankings.
RB Index, Week 13: Cowboys' Ezekiel Elliott rises to No. 1 spot
Nov 28, 2018
Ezekiel Elliott, Christian McCaffrey and Saquon Barkley are rising in Maurice Jones-Drew's ranking of the league's top 15 RBs. But who is the new No. 1? Plus, MJD says a key question about McCaffrey has been put to rest.
RB Index, Week 12: Zeke is most important RB down the stretch
Nov 20, 2018
With first place in the NFC East on the line, Ezekiel Elliott's Cowboys and Adrian Peterson's Redskins square off in a Thanksgiving Day showdown. Maurice Jones-Drew discusses which NFL running back is the most important down the stretch and updates his rankings.