Rank 'Em: Most valuable running backs

Created: December 29, 2009, 11:14 AM

Where does Chris Johnson rank?

Who are the best running backs in the NFL?

Arguably no position revises its pecking order more often than running back in the NFL. From impact rookies arriving on the scene to trusted veterans falling off a cliff as their legs pick up too many miles, it's always a volatile mix.

With Chris Johnson on the verge of a 2,000 yard season, and still within dreaming distance of Eric Dickerson's single-season record, it's possible a new back sits atop the mountain. But how do you rate the whole range of running backs?

  • Marion Barber
  • Ronnie Brown
  • Matt Forte
  • Frank Gore
  • Ryan Grant
  • Steven Jackson
  • Brandon Jacobs
  • Chris Johnson
  • Thomas Jones
  • Maurice Jones-Drew
  • Adrian Peterson
  • Steve Slaton
  • LaDainian Tomlinson
  • Michael Turner
  • Brian Westbrook
  • DeAngelo Williams