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Grading the pro potential: Fullbacks

The position might be fading in relevance in the NFL but it remains a driving force to many of the league's top running games. NFL scout Dave-Te' Thomas examines a fullback class — lead blockers and H-backs alike — that's headlined by Auburn's Jay Prosch.

"My kingdom for a great lead blocker" could be the war cry for lots of National Football League tailbacks hoping to break the rapidly rising trend of a "running back by committee" used by quite a few teams in recent years. With more and more emphasis on the passing game, having a featured ball-carrier is a rarity. Most teams cite the high injury factor for the committee approach in the backfield...

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