Nation's 10 best position groups
May, 1, 2014
By Travis Haney | ESPN Insider
Kevin C. Cox/Getty ImagesDerrick Henry is one of several talented running backs for Alabama this season.Alabama’s running backs, Baylor’s receivers and FSU’s defensive backs were among the best position groups a year ago. Some of the personnel has changed, but that fact hasn’t. They’re still at the top.
Here is a post-spring look at the country’s best 10 position groups, along with some honorable mentions.
1. Alabama running backs
The Sugar Bowl was widely forgettable in the Crimson Tide’s recent run of success, but the prideful legion of fans could at least take away that the already strong running back position got even stronger with freshman Derrick Henry’s nine-touch, 161-yard, two-touchdown performance.
Put Henry’s size and speed with similarly gifted runners T.J. Yeldon and Kenyan Drake and you have the No. 1 position group in college football.
If there’s such a thing as a quiet 1,200-yard, 14-TD season, Yeldon had it as a sophomore. Drake added 700 yards and eight scores. Henry was seldom used until the bowl.