The Green Bay Packers have drafted UCLA Brett Hundley after trading up to take the quarterback on Day 3 of the NFL draft, while the Miami Dolphins have selected Jay Ajayi at running back from Boise State and he will have the chance to start Day 1, while Hundley obviously will not after being drafted to play behind Aaron Rodgers. (UPDATE)
The NFL draft is here and on Day 2 the running back position could continue to get attention, as names like Jay Ajayi, Tevin Coleman, TJ Yeldon, Ameer Abdullah, Duke Johnson and David Johnson are available after Todd Gurley and Melvin Gordon were drafted and teams like the Dallas Cowboys, Miami Dolphins, Baltimore Ravens, Chicago Bears and Jacksonville Jaguars could be interested.
--UPDATE Brett Hundley has been drafted by the Packers
The running back class is top heavy with Gordon and Gurley, but it is very deep and the position should see some names go in Round 2. Gordon went to the Chargers after a pick was traded, while Gurley was a top 10 pick to the Rams. Gurley was considered to be the top running back by most scouts coming into the draft and even though he dealt with a serious injury last season. He was the first back off the board.
--UPDATE: Abdullah and Yeldon have been drafted
According to ESPN.com, Coleman has met with the Cowboys, Miami Dolphins and Panthers, while Yeldon has also visited with Dallas. Adam Schefter reported that Yeldon could go over Coleman on some draft boards for teams due to the school where he is coming from, while the Ravens are very interested in taking a running back in the second round.
Pro Football Talk reports that Ajayi is starting to get attention from teams and he met with a number of clubs ahead of the draft. Ajayi mentioned the Dallas Cowboys, Jacksonville Jaguars, Baltimore Ravens and San Diego Chargers as the teams that have shown the "most interest" in him so far. Ajayi went to Boise State and was one of the most productive backs in college football last season.
Ajayi rushed for 50 touchdowns over three seasons for Boise State and last season he rushed for 1823 yards and had 50 receptions for 535 yards and 32 total touchdowns. Ajayi is a dual threat and that could push him into one of the early rounds along with players like Gurley and Gordon. Tevin Coleman also was very productive last year and he has met with the Dallas Cowboys and has had interest from the Dolphins. Coleman set a school record at Indiana with 2036 yards and he scored 15 touchdowns in 2014.
The Chargers let Ryan Mathews sign elsewhere and the Dolphins did not bring back Knowshon Moreno and now both teams could be looking for running backs in the draft. The Chargers got Gordon already and they could go for more later on. The Cowboys signed Darren McFadden in free agency, but they are also reportedly going to target players at the position. Todd Archer at ESPN reported that TJ Yeldon and Johnson are potential targets and that Coleman also visited.
Abdullah is likely going to be the first or second back off the board in the second day of picks and the Dallas Cowboys could be a potential landing spot. The team has been mentioned as a potential landing spot for Adrian Peterson, but it's likely they draft a running back. The Browns and the Seahawks also may look at the position for depth, while the Arizona Cardinals also could take a first round back. The Cards were one of the worst rushing teams in the league last season.