July 2, 2012

Ranking NFL Players By Position: Running Backs

#25 LeSean McCoy, RB, Eagles

QB | RB | WR | TE

The 2012 season is about two months away, and it's a perfect time to rank NFL players by position. A combination of factors such as stats, overall performance, etc., determine where players are ranked. Analysis will be added very soon, I just wanted to get these rankings done first.

*Player ages are how old they will be on September 5th, NFL Kickoff date.



1. LeSean McCoy, Philadelphia Eagles
Height: 5-11 | Weight: 208 lbs.
Age: 24 | Experience: 4 Years


2012 Season Stats:
273 Attempts, 1,309 Rushing Yards (4.8 YPC), 17 TD, 1 Fumble;
48 Receptions, 315 Receiving Yards (6.6 YPC), 3 TD

Career Stats:
635 Attempts, 3,026 Rushing Yards (4.8 YPC), 28 TD, 4 Fumbles;
166 Receptions, 1,215 Receiving Yards (7.3 YPC), 5 TD





2. Adrian Peterson, Minnesota Vikings
Height: 6-1 | Weight: 217 lbs.
Age: 27 | Experience: 6 Years


2012 Season Stats:
208 Attempts, 970 Rushing Yards (4.7 YPC), 12 TD, 1 Fumble;
18 Receptions, 139 Receiving Yards (7.7 YPC), TD

Career Stats:
1,406 Attempts, 6,752 Rushing Yards (4.8 YPC), 64 TD, 21 Fumbles;
137 Receptions, 1,309 Receiving Yards (9.6 YPC), 3 TD





3. Maurice Jones-Drew, Jacksonville Jaguars
Height: 5-7 | Weight: 208 lbs.
Age: 27 | Experience: 7 Years


2012 Season Stats:
343 Attempts, 1,606 Rushing Yards (4.7 YPC), 8 TD, 3 Fumbles;
43 Receptions, 374 Receiving Yards (8.7 YPC), 3 TD

Career Stats:
1,484 Attempts, 6,854 Rushing Yards (4.6 YPC), 62 TD, 13 Fumbles;
278 Receptions, 2,473 Receiving Yards (8.9 YPC), 10 TD





4. Arian Foster, Houston Texans
Height: 6-1 | Weight: 229 lbs.
Age: 26 | Experience: 4 Years


2012 Season Stats:
278 Attempts, 1,224 Rushing Yards (4.4 YPC), 10 TD, 4 Fumbles;
53 Receptions, 617 Receiving Yards (11.6 YPC), 2 TD

Career Stats:
659 Attempts, 3,097 Rushing Yards (4.7 YPC), 29 TD, 7 Fumbles;
127 Receptions, 1,314 Receiving Yards (10.3 YPC), 4 TD





5. Ray Rice, Baltimore Ravens
Height: 5-8 | Weight: 212 lbs.
Age: 25 | Experience: 5 Years


2012 Season Stats:
291 Attempts, 1,364 Rushing Yards (4.7 YPC), 12 TD, 2 Fumbles;
76 Receptions, 704 Receiving Yards (9.3 YPC), 3 TD

Career Stats:
959 Attempts, 4,377 Rushing Yards (4.6 YPC), 24 TD, 5 Fumbles;
250 Receptions, 2,235 Receiving Yards (8.9 YPC), 5 TD





6. Chris Johnson, Tennessee Titans
Height: 5-11 | Weight: 191 lbs.
Age: 26 | Experience: 5 Years


2012 Season Stats:
262 Attempts, 1,047 Rushing Yards (4.0 YPC), 4 TD, 3 Fumbles;
57 Receptions, 418 Receiving Yards (7.3 YPC)

Career Stats:
1,187 Attempts, 5,645 Rushing Yards (4.8 YPC), 38 TD, 9 Fumbles;
194 Receptions, 1,426 Receiving Yards (7.4 YPC), 4 TD





7. Jamaal Charles, Kansas City Chiefs
Height: 5-8 | Weight: 212 lbs.
Age: 25 | Experience: 5 Years


2012 Season Stats:
12 Attempts, 83 Rushing Yards (6.9 YPC), 1 Fumble;
5 Receptions, 9 Receiving Yards (1.8 YPC), TD

Career Stats:
499 Attempts, 3,027 Rushing Yards (6.1 YPC), 12 TD, 6 Fumbles;
117 Receptions, 1,046 Receiving Yards (8.9 YPC), 6 TD





8. Matt Forte, Chicago Bears
Height: 6-2 | Weight: 218 lbs.
Age: 26 | Experience: 5 Years


2012 Season Stats:
203 Attempts, 997 Rushing Yards (4.9 YPC), 3 TD, 1 Fumble;
52 Receptions, 490 Receiving Yards (9.4 YPC), TD

Career Stats:
1,014 Attempts, 4,233 Rushing Yards (4.2 YPC), 21 TD, 7 Fumbles;
223 Receptions, 1,985 Receiving Yards (8.9 YPC), 8 TD





9. Frank Gore, San Francisco 49ers
Height: 5-9 | Weight: 217 lbs.
Age: 29 | Experience: 8 Years


2012 Season Stats:
282 Attempts, 1,211 Rushing Yards (4.3 YPC), 8 TD, 2 Fumbles;
17 Receptions, 114 Receiving Yards (6.7 YPC)

Career Stats:
1,653 Attempts, 7,625 Rushing Yards (4.6 YPC), 43 TD, 24 Fumbles;
287 Receptions, 2,397 Receiving Yards (8.4 YPC), 9 TD





10. Darren McFadden, Oakland Raiders
Height: 6-2 | Weight: 210 lbs.
Age: 25 | Experience: 5 Years


2012 Season Stats:
113 Attempts, 614 Rushing Yards (5.4 YPC), 4 TD, 1 Fumble;
19 Receptions, 154 Receiving Yards (8.1 YPC), TD

Career Stats:
553 Attempts, 2,627 Rushing Yards (4.8 YPC), 16 TD, 11 Fumbles;
116 Receptions, 1,191 Receiving Yards (10.3 YPC), 4 TD





11. Marshawn Lynch, Seattle Seahawks
Height: 5-11 | Weight: 215 lbs.
Age: 26 | Experience: 6 Years


2012 Season Stats:
285 Attempts, 1,204 Rushing Yards (4.2 YPC), 12 TD, 3 Fumbles;
28 Receptions, 212 Receiving Yards (7.6 YPC), TD

Career Stats:
1,137 Attempts, 4,542 Rushing Yards (4.0 YPC), 35 TD, 11 Fumbles;
143 Receptions, 1,020 Receiving Yards (7.1 YPC), 2 TD





12. Michael Turner, Atlanta Falcons
Height: 5-10 | Weight: 247 lbs.
Age: 30 | Experience: 9 Years


2012 Season Stats:
301 Attempts, 1,340 Rushing Yards (4.5 YPC), 11 TD, 3 Fumbles;
17 Receptions, 168 Receiving Yards (9.9 YPC)

Career Stats:
1,417 Attempts, 6,538 Rushing Yards (4.6 YPC), 56 TD, 13 Fumbles;
51 Receptions, 400 Receiving Yards (7.8 YPC)





13. Steven Jackson, St. Louis Rams
Height: 6-2 | Weight: 240 lbs.
Age: 29 | Experience: 9 Years


2012 Season Stats:
260 Attempts, 1,145 Rushing Yards (4.4 YPC), 5 TD, 1 Fumble;
42 Receptions, 333 Receiving Yards (7.9 YPC), TD

Career Stats:
2,138 Attempts, 9,093 Rushing Yards (4.3 YPC), 52 TD, 18 Fumbles;
369 Receptions, 3,003 Receiving Yards (8.1 YPC), 8 TD





14. Fred Jackson, Buffalo Bills
Height: 6-1 | Weight: 215 lbs.
Age: 31 | Experience: 6 Years


2012 Season Stats:
170 Attempts, 934 Rushing Yards (5.5 YPC), 6 TD, 2 Fumbles;
39 Receptions, 442 Receiving Yards (11.3 YPC)

Career Stats:
817 Attempts, 3,794 Rushing Yards (4.6 YPC), 16 TD, 9 Fumbles;
175 Receptions, 1,535 Receiving Yards (8.8 YPC), 4 TD





15. Rashard Mendenhall, Pittsburgh Steelers
Height: 5-10 | Weight: 225 lbs.
Age: 25 | Experience: 5 Years


2012 Season Stats:
228 Attempts, 928 Rushing Yards (4.1 YPC), 9 TD, 1 Fumble;
18 Receptions, 154 Receiving Yards (8.6 YPC)

Career Stats:
813 Attempts, 3,367 Rushing Yards (4.1 YPC), 29 TD, 6 Fumbles;
68 Receptions, 599 Receiving Yards (8.8 YPC), TD