Top 10 Best NFL Running Backs In The World Right Now

May 24, 2020 By Sourav


Top 10 Best NFL Running Backs In The World Right Now

Running backs are definitely among the most vital position in any American Football team. They are an integral part of any team’s offense formation. Mainly, quarterbacks handoffs to them so that they can rush the ball. They are also effective to catch passes and also to block. This position is often dubbed as the ‘feature back’ as they are the main starting running back of any American Football Team. Starting from Jim Brown to OJ Simpson, there are several great layers of NFL that previously played as the running backs. And even now, there are several great players currently play as the running backs in NFL. So, here goes our exclusive list of the best NFL running backs in the world right now.

Top 10 Best NFL Running Backs In The World Right Now

We have already published our exclusive lists about the best NFL quarterbacks and the best NFL wide receivers of modern times. But, this series about the football league legends will be really incomplete without the mention of some talented runners. So, here goes our exclusive list of the best NFL running backs in 2020.

10. Bilal Powell

American football player Bilal Powell currently plays as a running back for the National Football League club New York Jets. He previously played for the University of Louisville during his college football days. Besides, he also played for Lake Gibson high school during his childhood career. During the 2011 NFL Draft, New York Jets picked him as the fourth round 126th pick. And since then, he became an integral part of the team.

Bilal Powell has earned his place in the All-Big East First Team in 2010. And till now, he has achieved more than 800 running attempts while completing more than 3.6k rushing yards. Besides, he also has more than 15 rushing touchdowns under his name. Moreover, he has more than 200 receptions and more than 1.5k receiving yards under his name in his career till now. He now also has more than 5 receiving touchdowns.

9. Darren Sproles

Darren Sproles
Darren Sproles

One of the best NFL running backs, Darren Sproles, currently plays or the National Football League franchise Philadelphia Eagles. Besides, he also previously played college football for Kansas State University. And during his childhood days, he played for the Olathe North high school. San Diego Chargers picked him as the fourth round 130th pick during the 2005 NFL Draft. After that, he also played for the New Orleans Saints before joining the Eagles in 2014.

Darren Sproles become the Super Bowl champion in 2017. Besides, he has earned his place in the Pro Bowl three times till now. Moreover, he has earned his place in the First-team All-Pro twice till now. He has earned his place in the San Diego Chargers 50th Anniversary Team. And during his collegiate football days, he became a part of both the First-team All-American and First-team All-Big 12.

8. Giovani Bernard

American football running back Giovani Bernard currently plays for the National Football League franchise Cincinnati Bengals. Previously, he also played for the University of North Carolina during his collegiate football career. He played for the St. Thomas Aquinas high school during his childhood days. Cincinnati Bengals then drafted him as the second round 37th pick during the 2013 NFL Draft.

Giovani Bernard became a part of the PFWA All-Rookie Team in 2013. Besides, he has also earned his place in the First-team All-ACC twice till now. Moreover, he has earned his place in the Third-team All-American in 2012. He also became the ACC Offensive Player of the Year in 2012. And, he has also received the CFPA Punt Returner Trophy in 2012. Recently in September 2019, he signed a new $10 million contract extension with the Bengals.

7. Peyton Barber

Best NFL Running Backs In The World Right Now
Peyton Barber

One of the best NFL running backs, Peyton Barber, currently plays for the National Football League franchise Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Besides, he also played for the Auburn University during his collegiate football career. Moreover, he also played for Milton High School during his childhood career. And in 2016, Tampa Bay Buccaneers signed him as an undrafted free agent. Since then, he became a part of the team.

Peyton Barber has achieved more than 2k rushing yards till 2020. And, he has around 3.6 rushing average during his career till now. Moreover, he already has more than 15 rushing touchdowns and more than 50 receptions. Besides, he has more than 300 receiving yards. And till now, he has 2 receiving touchdowns. Recently in March 2019, he signed a contract extension with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

6. Lamar Miller

Lamar Miller
Lamar Miller

Known for having one of the hottest NFL wags, Lamar Miller currently plays for the National Football League franchise Houston Texans. He previously played for the University of Miami during his collegiate football days. Besides, he also played for the Miami Killian high school during his childhood days. Miami Dolphins drafted him as the fourth round 97th pick during the 2012 NFL Draft.

Lamar Miller became a part of the Pro Bowl in 2018. Besides, he became a part of the Second-team All-ACC in 2011. He has already completed more than 6k rushing yards as of 2020. He currently has a rushing average of 4.3. Besides, he has already completed more than 32 rushing touchdowns and 209 receptions. He has also completed more than 1.5k receiving yards and 8 receiving touchdowns.

5. Dion Lewis

One of the best NFL running backs, Dion Lewis, currently plays for the National Football League franchise Tennessee Titans. He previously played for the University of Pittsburgh during his collegiate career. Besides, he also played for the Blairstown (NJ) Blair Academy during his high school career. Since the recent 2018 NFL season, he became an integral part of the Tennessee Titans.

Dion Lewis previously played for several other NFL franchises such as Philadelphia Eagles, Cleveland Browns, Indianapolis Colts, and New England Patriots. He became the Super Bowl champion in 2016. He won both the Big East Rookie of the Year and Big East Offensive Player of the Year in 2009. And on that same year, he has earned his place in the Second-team All-American during his college football career.

4. Mark Ingram Jr.

Mark Ingram Jr
Mark Ingram Jr

American Football player Mark Ingram Jr. currently plays for the National Football League franchise Baltimore Ravens. He previously played for the University of Alabama during his college football days. Moreover, he also played for the Flint Southwestern Academy during his high school career. New Orleans Saints drafted him as the first round 28th pick during the 2011 NFL Draft. And in 2019, he joined the Baltimore Ravens.

Mark Ingram Jr. became a part of the Pro Bowl three times till now. He won both the Heisman Trophy and BCS National Champion in 2009. Besides, he also became the SEC Champion on that same year. Mark won both the Sporting News Player of the Year and SEC Offensive Player of the Year in 2009. Besides he also became the Unanimous All-American in that same year.

3. Frank Gore

Frank Gore
Frank Gore

One of the best NFL running backs, Frank Gore, currently plays for the National Football League franchise Buffalo Bills. Besides, he also previously played for the University of Miami during his college football days. Moreover, he also played for the Coral Gables Senior high school during his early career. San Francisco 49ers then drafted him as the third round 65th pick during the 2005 NFL Draft.

Frank Gore played for several NFL franchises during his active career till 2020, such as San Francisco 49ers, Indianapolis Colts, and Miami Dolphins. He became a part of the Pro Bowl five times till now. He also became a part of the Second-team All-Pro in 2006. Besides, he received the Art Rooney Award in 2016. He also became the Third-most rushing yards in NFL history recently in 2019.

2. LeSean McCoy

LeSean McCoy
LeSean McCoy

One of the most handsome NFL players, LeSean McCoy, currently plays for the National Football League franchise Kansas City Chiefs. Besides, he also played for the University of Pittsburgh during his college football days. Moreover, he also played for Bishop McDevitt high school during his childhood career. Philadelphia Eagles first drafted him as the second round 53rd pick during the 2009 NFL draft.

LeSean McCoy received his place in the Pro Bowl six times till now. Besides, he also became a part of the First-team All-Pro twice till 2020. He also became the NFL rushing touchdowns leader in 2011 and the NFL rushing yards leader in 2013. LeSean has achieved his place of the Philadelphia Eagles All-Time Rushing Yards Leader. He also achieved the Big East Offensive Player of the Year in 2008.

1. Adrian Peterson

Needless to say, Adrian Peterson is definitely one of the best NFL running backs of all time. He currently plays for the National football league franchise Washington Redskins. He previously played for the University of Oklahoma during his college football career. After the initial draft by the Minnesota Vikings in 2007, he played for several other NFL franchises such as New Orleans Saints, Arizona Cardinals, and Washington Redskins.

Adrian Peterson became a part of the Pro Bowl seven times till now. Besides, he also achieved his place in the First-team All-Pro four times and in the Second-team All-Pro three times till now. He won both the NFL Most Valuable Player and NFL Offensive Player of the Year in 2012. Peterson became the recipient of the Bert Bell Award twice. He then also became the NFL rushing yards leader thrice till now.

So, here goes our exclusive list of the best NFL running backs in the world right now. We hope you liked our list. And, don’t forget to send us your valuable opinion about this list in the comment box below.

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  1. Chad Brantley
    Chad Brantley April 17, 2020 20:55

    lamar miller was 6???????????

    1. Sourav Das
      Sourav Das April 18, 2020 00:28

      I'm not getting you, my bad.
      Are you disagreeing with this ranking and suggesting a poorer rank? Or, are you suggesting a higher rank for miller?

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