Who is the best running back in the AFC South going into the 2019 NFL season?
Throughout the 2018 season we saw names like James Conner, Nick Chubb and Saquon Barkley step onto the field and dominate as starting running backs for their respective teams. In the second of the three-article series, we will be looking at the starting running backs of each AFC South team and comparing them to each other.
Compared to the other NFL divisions, AFC South teams tend to have a clear cut starter, whereas teams like the Philadelphia Eagles and the New England Patriots like to implement a running back by committee method which works for them.
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While there was speculation that the Houston Texans would draft their next franchise running back once the 2019 NFL Draft was completed, the only ball carrier taken by the Texans was Cullen Gillaspia, a full back from Texas A&M.
Coming into the 2019 Season, the starters for each AFC South team are:
• Houston Texans: Lamar Miller
• Indianapolis Colts: Marlon Mack
• Jacksonville Jaguars: Leonard Fournette
• Tennessee Titans: Derrick Henry
Like stated with the AFC South quarterback rankings, the Toro Times will be using the point method based off of each players respective 2018 and career stats, their potential outlook with their teams and how important each player is to the franchise.
We will also be using the point method to determine the superiority of each player as here is each running back ranked for the AFC South with four points being the best and one point the worst.