As the first round of the NFL draft draws near, there is still no consensus on the draft status of former Clemson running back C.J. Spiller.
Spiller, the top running back in the draft, was originally thought to be a middle-to-late first round pick. But after a good performance at the combine and, perhaps, the involuntary need of the media to hype skill position players, Spiller has all of a sudden become a top ten pick in some people's minds.
Still, nobody seems to be able to agree on even a ballpark estimate of where Spiller will be selected. There are mock drafts that have him going as high as the No. 6 pick to Seattle and as low as the No. 20 pick to Houston, and everywhere in between.
ESPN's Mel Kiper has settled on the Jacksonville Jaguars taking Spiller with the No. 10 pick.
There are plenty of teams that could use a running back (Seattle, Cleveland, Oakland, etc.), but most of these teams have more pressing needs on the defensive side of the ball.
It will be interesting to see how these teams weigh the abilities of a player like Spiller versus what their biggest needs are.