All four teams in the North have a desire to run the ball and play great defense. Even if there is a conscious effort to use the passing game more often, every team is working to increase the effectiveness of their ground attack.
So who's got the best running backs? Taking into consideration any that are injured currently. This is the offseason roster so obviously not all of these players will make the final roster. The asterisk is of course the starter or likely starter for 2012.
Isaac Redman* - Starter
Rashard Mendenhall - Injured
Trent Richardson* - Starter
BenJarvus Green-Ellis* - Starter
Ray Rice* - Starter
Vonta Leach - FB