IrishEyes breaks down its No. 4 rated position unit heading into training camp – the running backs. …
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Note: Each position is ranked according to my view of the groups entering the 2010 season. I've accounted for 2009 performance, apparent spring improvement, 2010 developed depth, and my own projection for 2010 (with an emphasis on the starters) as the determining factors. For our No. 1 rated position unit, the Irish tight ends, and an explanation of the rankings, click here. No. 2: Wide Receivers Outside Linebackers IrishEyes' 2010 Pre-Camp Rank: No. 3 2009 Pre-Season Ranking: N/A. Last summer, I ranked the linebacker unit as a whole (not broken down by ILB/OLB designations) at No. 6 2009 Post-Season Ranking: No. 9 (included all linebackers). Highest ranking I can envision following 12 regular season games: No. 1. It's the only position with a legitimate two-deep and the one unit in which two starters could go down and their two backups could step in and produce outstanding seasons. Lowest ranking I can envision following 12 regular season games: No. 7 I wouldn't...
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