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Aaron Jones, Packers 5-9 • 208 pounds • 27 years old A fifth-round steal in the 2017 draft out of UTEP, Jones is equally proficient in the running and passing games. He rushed for more than 1,000 yards the last two years, and caught 49 and 47 passes, respectively. He’s also a touchdown machine with 30 TDs the last two years (25 rushing and 5 receiving). The son of two career Army officers, he’s a tough, driven player and the kind of guy players want on their team.
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Chris Carson, Seahawks 5-11 • 222 • 26 One of the toughest running backs in football, Carson is a fearless battering ram. However, he might be his own worst enemy, because his rugged running style has resulted in a lot of injuries. The Oklahoma State product is a tackle-breaking machine who topped 1,000 yards in both 2018 and 2019.

Leonard Fournette, Buccaneers 6-1 • 211 • 27 A key cog for the Super Bowl champion Bucs, Fournette probably should stay in Tampa Bay because he played some of his most focused, productive NFL football with Tom Brady motivating him. He’s not just a bruising runner, but a very good receiver with 170 career catches.

Todd Gurley, Falcons 6-1 • 224 • 26 He’s a very talented back, but after knee surgery, Gurley is best used the way the Falcons handled him last year, platooning (with Brian Hill and Ito Smith). He is a gifted runner with an exotic size-speed ratio, and also once caught 64 passes in a season with the Rams.

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