Once again, it's time to turn to SB Nation's Ryan Van Bibber and his position by position ranking of every team in the NFL. Yesterday, Van Bibber posted his ranking of the running backs, and the Miami Dolphins continue their streak of being in the 20s.
Van Bibber took a look at every team's corps of running backs, determining that the Houston Texans were the best in the league. Behind them, he placed the Carolina Panthers, New Orleans Saints, Chicago Bears, and San Francisco 49ers.
At the bottom of the rankings, the Indianapolis Colts back up their 32nd ranking in the offensive line list, coming in last in the running backs rankings as well. Climbing from 32, the Green Bay Packers are one spot ahead of the Colts, with the Pittsburgh Steelers, Arizona Cardinals, and the Denver Broncos round out the bottom five.
As for Miami, they are again in their now customary 21st position. As in the last two rankings, Van Bibber asked, prior to making his rankings, for input from the SB Nation NFL blog editors, focusing on how we each see our respective running back group. My comments were:
Reggie Bush proved in 2011 that he could be a feature back in the NFL, and run between the tackles, en route to his first career 1,000 yard season. Behind Bush is sophomore rusherDaniel Thomas, who brings power to the running attack, and showed flashes of what he could be before injuries took their toll. Rookie Lamar Miller is going to prove to be a steal in that position, with a mix of Bush's speed with Thomas' power. Add in the ability of the backs, especially Bush and Miller, to catch passes while causing matchup problems, and the Miami running backs should help get the team started this season, giving the passing attack time to mature.
What do you think of my comments? What about Van Bibber's rankings? Let us know in the comments below, and head over to the SBNation.com article to share your views with the rest of the league.