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2005 NFL Draft

Monday, April 18, 2005; Page D08

Top Five Running Backs

1. Ronnie BrownSchool: Auburn Year: Senior Height: 6-0 Weight: 233

Upside: Speed and versatility

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Downside: Wasn't Auburn's featured runner

2. Cedric BensonSchool: Texas Year: Senior Height: 5-10 Weight: 222

Upside: Could be the next Ricky Williams

Downside: Could be the next Ricky Williams

3. Carnell "Cadillac" WilliamsSchool: Auburn Year: Senior Height: 5-11 Weight: 217

Upside: Productive when healthy

Downside: Might lack bulk, durability

4. J.J. ArringtonSchool: Cal Year: Senior Height: 5-9 Weight: 214

Upside: Speedster who was nation's only 2,000-yard rusher last season

Downside: Can he grind out the tough yards in the NFL?

5. Ciatrick FasonSchool: Florida Year: Junior Height: 6-1 Weight: 207

Upside: Versatile player and hard-nosed runner

Downside: Had only one college season with more than 85 carries; had a mediocre 40-yard dash time at pro day and needs work on his blocking

Top Five Offensive Linemen

There isn't an offensive lineman in this year's draft class regarded as a can't-miss prospect like left tackle Robert Gallery, chosen second overall by the Oakland Raiders last year out of Iowa. But three tackles -- Alex Barron of Florida State, Jammal Brown of Oklahoma (a converted defensive tackle) and Khalif Barnes of Washington -- are strong candidates to be first-round picks.

1. Alex BarronPosition: Tackle School: Florida State Height: 6-7 Weight: 320

2. Jammal Brown Position: Tackle School: Oklahoma Height: 6-6 Weight: 313

3. Khalif BarnesPosition: Tackle School: Washington Height: 6-6 Weight: 305

4. David BaasPosition: G-C School: Michigan Height: 6-4 Weight: 319

5. Marcus JohnsonPosition: T-G School: Mississippi Height: 6-6 Weight: 321

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