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RB Rankings

Running Backs:

Ezekiel Elliott

1. Ezekiel Elliot, RB, Ohio State | 6’0″ – 235lbs
Possesses all of the skills you look for in a franchise RB.  Has the ability to stick his foot in the ground and get vertical, the power to break tackles and produce at the goal line and the speed to go the distance.  However what makes him special is the vision and patience he has to setup his blocks and utilize them.

2. Alex Collins, RB, Arkansas | 5’11” – 216lbs
Quick back with incredibly quick feet and the ability to get through traffic in the hole.  Has success using his quickness to find space and then bursting through the hole.  Excellent vision and ability to cut and change direction without losing speed.

3. Devontae Booker, RB, Utah | 5’11” – 203lbs
Balance, power and vision are the attributes that best describe Devontae.  He has exceptional balance, allowing him to run through arm tackles as well as keep his legs driving through contact.  Also catches the ball well out of the backfield.

4. Derrick Henry, RB, Alabama | 6’3″ – 241lbs
A physical upright runner with good vision and great speed for his size.  Able to avoid arm tackles and find the cutback lanes.  Has the speed to take it the distance and scary speed for his size.

5. Kenyan Drake, RB, Alabama | 6’0″ – 2210lbs
Elite burst, quickness and speed.  Has the ability to be a mismatch as a receiver out of the backfield.  Special player with the ball in his hands and has the ability to be a feature back.

6. Paul Perkins, RB, UCLA | 6’1″ – 225lbs
Rare elusiveness, ability to get skinny and evade tacklers with quick feet.  Has the strength to run through arm tackles and drop his pad level to run over defenders.

7. C.J. Procise, RB, Notre Dame | 6’0″ – 220lbs
Downhill runner, sticks his foot in the ground and gets upfield.  Converts speed to power, good vision and ability to handle 25+ touches a game.

8. Kenneth Dixon, RB, Illinois | 5’10” – 200lbs
Shifty playmaker with the ability to create mismatches as a receiver.  Undersized, but makes up for lack of size with lateral quickness and explosiveness.

9. Jonathan Williams, RB, Arkansas | 5’10” – 220lbs
Powerful back with good quickness and vision.  Has the ability to lower his shoulders and overpower defenders.  Lacks elite long speed, but has the ability to hit doubles and triples.  difficult to tackles and sheds arm tackles easily.

10. Jordan Howard, RB, Indiana | 6’1″ – 230lbs
Powerful and smooth runner, but upright runner.  Has the size to be a feature back and anchor a ground and pound run game.  Lacks elite agility, but has the ability to overpower defenders.

 

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