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Could Leshoure Be The First Running Back Taken In The Draft?

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Mikel Leshoure

Mikel Leshoure (Photo Credit: Getty Images, By: Jonathan Daniel)

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Mikel Leshoure is one of the best running backs in the the history of Fighting Illini football, but just where does he stack up in this year’s NFL Draft.

“I definitely think that I can be,” Leshoure said on the Mully and Hanley Show of being the first running back selected. “I’m a guy who can compete with the best, you know, I’m versatile, I feel like I can help any roster in the NFL. My goal has always been, not just to make it to the draft, but to be one of the best players in the draft. And I definitely feel that I’m confident enough and have the ability to be the number one back taken.

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“I did what I had to do at the combine and I hope the scouts and GMs and everyone saw what type of player I am and how I can help their program. I definitely would love to be the number one back taken at the NFL Draft.”

Leshoure’s main competition is former Heisman Trophy winner Mark Ingram, from Alabama.

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