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PFW Draft Prospect Rankings: Running Back
DRAFT RANKINGS/NOTES BY POSITION:
QB | RB | TE | WR | C | OG | OT | DT | DE | ILB | OLB | CB | FS | SS Read
* - indicates underclassman Read
COLLEGE: LSU Read
Very good size. OK burst. Off field red flags. Lot of big holes behind impressive OL. Deceptive speed. Can finish runs.
Great size/speed combo; Dances at times; Workhorse type; Solid.
COLLEGE: West Virginia Read
Three-down player, can catch and block. Good enough speed and quickness. Good size. Kind of a poor man's NFL Reggie Bush.
Good hands; Quick; Good speed; Finishes well; Used as WR out wide; Nice shake in space; Tough.
COLLEGE: Arizona Read
Great production in spread attack. Big holes. Off field red flags. Can catch. Runs high. Not overly quick or fast. Tough and physical.
Quick feet; Goes Between tackles; Tough; Decent speed; Hit hole quick.
COLLEGE: Washington Read
Great production. Durable. Breaks tackles. Decisive. Good vision. Low at LOS.
Good speed; Decent power; Squeezes through tight holes; Finds daylight.
COLLEGE: Auburn Read
Undersized workhorse. Breaks tackles. KOR. Deceptive power. Decent vision.
Good power for size; Speed as KR; Finishes runs; Quick and fast; Stays low; Rarely taken down on first hit.
BEST OF THE REST Read
5-8, 203, 4.52 Read
[Andy Hart] Durable. Committee guy at FSU. Shifty and quick. Compact and low to ground. Too much wiggle at times. Spread guy. Read
[Paul Perillo] Good speed/hands; Good bounce; Small, doesn't break many tackles; Third-down type. Read
Lache Seastrunk, Baylor
5-9, 201, 4.46 Read
[Andy Hart] Good burst. Shifty. Runs high. Not huge. Good but not elite speed. Too east/west too often. Read
[Paul Perillo] Dynamic; Quick feet; HR hitter; More of a perimeter runner; Finds creases quickly. Read
6-0, 230, 4.61 Read
[Andy Hart] One huge season of production. Not quick. Can catch. Doesn't play to size. Read
[Paul Perillo] Good size; Decent speed; Good power; Workhorse type but had durability issues; Solid. Read
Storm Johnson*, Central Florida
6-0, 209, 4.56 Read
[Andy Hart] Good size. Aggressive. Can catch. Energetic style. Stop cuts. Nothing stands out good or bad. Read
[Paul Perillo] Good size; Runs a bit upright; Hits hole fast and hard; Versatile; Solid. Read
Rajion Neal, Tennessee
5-11, 220, 4.57 Read
[Andy Hart] Average quickness and speed. Gets low. Good size. Decisive. Keeps feet OK. Weaver. Not flashing but interesting. Read
[Paul Perillo] Good speed; Bounces outside; Will lower shoulder; Good feet; Nice patience on screens. Read
5-11, 230, 4.56 Read
[Andy Hart] Great production. Good sise. Not explosive, quick or shifty. Good pad level. No catches. Read
[Paul Perillo] Good size/power; Thick lower body; Takes a lot of hits; Not the fastest RB. Read
Marion Grice, Arizona State
6-0, 208, 4.67 Read
[Andy Hart] Skinny and upright. Quick cuts. Lacks elite speed. Keeps legs moving. Decent vision and patience. Read
[Paul Perillo] Good patience; Decent speed; Nose for GL; Good hands; Good power; Runs hard. Read
De'Anthony Thomas*, Oregon
5-9, 174, 4.43 Read
[Andy Hart] Injury issues and YPA went down three years running. Returner. Breaks some tackles. Playamker. Patient and explosive. Role? Read
[Paul Perillo] Lightning fast; Will go inside but an outside runner; Dynamic HR hitter; Ret. Abilities; Real small. Read
5-9, 225, 4.5 Read
[Andy Hart] Crazy production at lower level. Doesn't Wow with speed or quickness. Keeps moving. Read
[Paul Perillo] Good power; Decent speed; Good feet/quickness; Nose for GL; Solid. Read
[Andy Hart] Small. Shifty. Can catch. Decent quickness. Read
[Paul Perillo] Small and quick; Good feet; Good hands. Read
Antonio Andrews, Western Kentucky
5-10, 225, 4.72 Read
[Andy Hart] Two big seasons of production. Not fast or quick. Can lay lumber. Keeps feet moving. Good balance. True big back. Read
[Paul Perillo] Good pop; Breaks tackles; Keeps legs moving; Not fast but runs hard. Read
Tyler Gaffney, Stanford
5-11, 220, 4.49 Read
[Andy Hart] Baseball player. One year of big production. Workhorse. Good build and power. Loose with ball. Runs to hole and follows blocks. Not elite quickness or speed. Read
[Paul Perillo] One of few traditional I-backs; Good power; Lacks speed; Workhorse-type; Tough. Read
6-1, 232, 4.86 Read
[Andy Hart] Off field red flags. Limited use/production. Upright. Breaks arm tackles. Good size. Read
[Paul Perillo] Good size/speed; Good drive; Not dynamic but runs hard; Durability issues. Read
Silas Redd, USC
5-9, 212, 4.68 Read
[Andy Hart] Injuries. Fumbles. Limited catches. Little tip-toey. Slows to cut and for contact. No extra gear. Read
[Paul Perillo] Good speed; Small; Decent between tackles; Good burst; Finds openings. Read
George Atkinson III*, Notre Dame
6-1, 218, 4.40 Read
[Andy Hart] No wiggle. No burst. Upright runner. OK speed. Good size. Fell out of favor. KOR. Read
[Paul Perillo] Good speed; Used as KR; Not quick; Average. Read
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