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Green, Other Rookie Backs Running on Empty

RB Alex Green (Jeff Hanisch/USP)

The Class of 2011 at running back, which includes Alex Green, has provided little return on investment for their professional teams. To illustrate that, rookie quarterback Cam Newton has almost as many rushing touchdowns as the rookie backs combined.

Despite the 253-yard rushing performance last week by Dallas' DeMarco Murray, and the possibility the third-round draft choice could eventually replace Felix Jones as the starter for the Cowboys, several personnel men are largely unimpressed by the crop of rookie tailbacks in the league. "There's no real ‘bellcow back' in the bunch," one AFC personnel chief told The Sports Xchange's Len... Recommended Stories

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