There's an article about the best "all-purpose" running backs" headed into this season. It ranks Rice 9th out of the top 10 running backs in the league. The article is more about all-around backs rather than previous season rankings, stats and accolades. Even Adrian Peterson is 4th.
I've always considered Rice more on the elite level, but that could just be the homer in me. He did have a down season last year and will be out the first two games this year, but he does do it "all". Does 9th seem fair? Unfair? Or overly generous?
Here it is forn you to judge yourself: