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I'm very interested in everyone's thoughts about this incoming draft class. I've read a lot of love for Rashard Mendenhall recently, but am a bit perplexed. Medenhall looks decent, but a ton of his production came playing out of the option. Is Mendenhall or Jonathan Stewart truly head and shoulders above the bounty of backs sure to fall to the second round or later. Scout.com lists a full 12 backs as 4 star players or better, though many of those backs have endured a frightening workload--including 450 carries by Kevin Smith this last season. Given that depth and the extremely unpredictable trajectory or running backs, I can't figure a single good reason to draft a back in the first round, but I'm open to arguments to the contrary.