The NFL has turned into a quarterback league, but the impact of the running back is still very important. Even the best quarterbacks in the league can struggle without having a legitimate ground game to support them.
Running backs are the main way to take pressure off of quarterbacks, and they force defenses to respect more than just the man throwing the ball.
There are a few "elite" running backs in the NFL, with the increased "running back by committee" strategy. It isn't a knock on the position as a whole, but there simply aren't enough players that have proven themselves to play consistently at a superstar level.
Despite that fact, there are a few running backs with the potential to break out in the 2015 season.
Last season, there were quite a handful of rushers that showed the potential to turn into something in the future. Whether that "future" is now or farther ahead, they could be poised to have a breakout season in 2015.
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