Hall of Famer Barry Sanders was asked by Yahoo Sports, If he were an NFL general manager, with which current running back would he choose to start a franchise, and you would never guess who he picked?
He feels Marshawn Lynch is the guy to best start your team with, and here is why.
“Maybe I would go with a Marshawn Lynch, especially since I’m not actually behind that oak desk. There’s going to be no real repercussions for making this decision—he’s the guy I’d start a team with.”
He went on to say, “Very effective, the guy has been healthy, he can run in a very physical style but also slippery and elusive. Good speed, can hurt you from anywhere on the field. A good pass-blocker and an all-around good football player. If I can pick one running back, I’d start with him.”