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NFL.com writer Mike Huguenin came up with a list of 10 schools that have had success at the running back position "based on a 15-year history of their NFL draft picks at the position and factoring in the overall quality of the group."

LSU came in at No. 5 on the list and was the 3rd highest team from the SEC behind Auburn (No.3) and Alabama (No.4). Miami was No.1 on the list followed by California.
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5. LSU
First-round picks past 15 years: 1
Top three rounds: 4
Total drafted: 12

The skinny: LSU has had the most running backs drafted in the past 15 years, but the lone first-rounder, Joseph Addai, also is the only one who became a star. Half of the 12 were drafted in the fifth round or later, including four sixth-rounders. Third-rounder Stevan Ridley has been solid, and second-rounder Jeremy Hill looks to have a nice upside. It definitely has been quantity over quality, though.
You can see the complete list here.
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timm6971463109 months
Add a couple more years to this time frame and keven will have been here with his three super bowl wins with out his unheralded help Brady would not had his rings!
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timm6971463109 months
Add a couple more years to this time frame and keven will have been here with his three super bowl wins with out his unheralded help Brady would not had his rings!
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atltiger6487109 months
"Who care who is "DBU" or "RBU", etc. It sounds like something I would've argued about when I was 6"

I completely agree. This is getting so out of hand and it's childish. I don't care what you label us, or even worse, what we label ourselves. Just recruit well at all positions and win games.
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Bob Sacamano109 months
Who care who is "DBU" or "RBU", etc. It sounds like something I would've argued about when I was 6.
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tigerpawl109 months
Arkansas should be ranked higher.
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LSUtigers111109 months
That picture is awesome
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purpleleaf109 months
Please do not post a QB university article.
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jg8623109 months
rschwe5 - 15 hours ago
Jeremy Hill was a 1st round draft pick

He was??? That's news to me :lol:
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Tiger79109 months
I love LSU but through college history USC is running back U Frank Gifford, Marcus Allen,Reggie Bush. In the past 20 years LSU is DLINE U and DB U nothing else!
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Buttermilk Pancakes109 months
LSU = WE want Attention U
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Catman88109 months
So Jeremy Hill has upside? But Ingram is solid? Wtf? Hill did more in 1 year than Ingram has done in his career.
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SamuelClemens109 months
Quantity over quality? More like extreme value vs overpaid busts
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ProfessionalAmateur109 months
Joke article but I'm certain this 15 year window used to compile said list excludes some being named.
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Mud_Till_May109 months
I thought that said QB U, no way lsu makes the list.
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Datbayoubengal109 months
Domanick Davis was a freaking beast when he played for Houston and would have killed it in the NFL had he not been injured early.

Ridley was also successful with the Pats and will be a starter with Jets. Addai has 2 thousand yard seasons and was a super bowl winner. Jeremy Hill finished his rookie season with over 1100 yards at 5 ypc and 9 TDs.
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TigerFanInSouthland109 months
"second-rounder Jeremy Hill looks to have a nice upside."

Nice upside?! Correct me if I'm wrong, but want he the best rookie running back in the league last year? And like a top-10 at least?
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Walt OReilly109 months
So many mad lsu fans
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MoreOrLes109 months
LOL They like counting busts in the NFL but say LSU has been "quantity of quality"

So full of it
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LoveThatMoney109 months
Who's angry? I just think NFL.com is filled with stupid.
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cwill109 months
Why do people get angry over random, subjective lists?
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