Darren Mcfadden from Arkansas is the best player available in the draft. He will be the first running back selected.
Running back Lawrence Maroney out of the University of Minnesota.
The Patriots first draft pick was Northwestern running back Ron Burton. The AFL also has a teritorial draft, in which the Patriots selected Syracuse University Gerhardt Schwedes.
With the first pick in the 1995 NFL Draft, the Cincinnati Bengals selected running back Ki-Jana Carter from Penn State.
The Detroit Lions selected Oklahoma running back Billy Sims with the First overall selection in the 1980 NFL Draft.
Through the 2009 NFL draft, that was running back Jonathan Stewart selected 13th overall by the Carolina Panthers in 2008. Haloti Ngata was selected 12th overall by the Baltimore Ravens in 2006. Joey Harrington was selected 3rd overall by the Detroit Lions in 2002.
Prior to Jake Long being the #1 overall pick of the 2008 NFL draft by the Miami Dolphins, the last Michigan player to be the #1 overall pick was running back Tom Harmon in 1941, selected by the Chicago Bears.
That has occurred once and both players were from the University of Southern California. In 1968, offensive tackle Ron Yary was selected by the Minnesota Vikings as the first pick of the draft. In 1969, running back O.J. Simpson was selected by the Buffalo Bills as the first pick of the draft.
The running back from Arkansas was drafted by the Cowboys in the first round of the 2008 NFL college draft.
Felix Jones & Tashard Choice
Earnest Graham was not selected in the NFL draft. He signed with the Buccaneers as an undrafted free agent prior to the 2003 season.