A couple of names come to mind. The old timers all say Jim Brown. He was before my time.
The best I ever saw over a short period of time was Earl Campbell. For about folur or five seasons he was unstoppable. However, his decline came real fast.
For a career it was Emmit Smith. I always liked him better than Barry Sanders. Sanders was more dynamic, but Emmit was better at moving the chains consistantly.
I'm not a Cowbay fan and have no rooting intrest between the two of them . That is just the way I saw it.
Hey coach, we may agree on Emmit being at the top of the heap. But to call Sanders a big mouth is a little out of line. You say not so big talent.? He rushed for over 1000 yards every year he played. He even had a 2000 yard season in there. Let's remember too that Barry had a less than stellar O line.
A big mouth? The guy had a lot of class. He played for only one team his whole career. When it looked like the Lions were never going to win he retired rather than demand a trade. Even Emmit switched teams towards the end of his career.