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NFL Draft Report Dream Team: Sankey

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The NFL's longtime head scout compares Washington's Bishop Sankey — the top running back in this year's class — to Hall of Famer Emmitt Smith. "Sankey has the power to drag the pile and an incredible stiff arm to 'donut' a defender that gets in his path," reads his 5,400-word scouting report.

Much to the chagrin of fantasy football participants, the National Football League has de-emphasized the running back position in recent years, as more and more teams have become reliant on their aerial attack to move the chains. With play action, spread offensives, double-tight end formations and multiple-receiver sets, teams have begun to utilize a "running back by committee" approach, rather...

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