2019 NFL Draft Prospects: Running Backs



By Charlie Campbell.
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The top 2019 running back prospects available for the 2019 NFL Draft. * - denotes 2020 prospect. ** - denotes 2021 prospect.

This page was last updated Aug. 9, 2017. Follow Walter @walterfootball for updates.
2017 NFL Draft Position Rankings:
QB | RB | FB | WR | TE | OT | G | C | DE | DT | NT | 3-4 OLB | 3-4 DE | OLB | ILB | CB | S | K | P

2018 NFL Draft Position Rankings:
QB | RB | FB | WR | TE | OT | G | C | DE | DT | NT | 3-4 OLB | 3-4 DE | OLB | ILB | CB | S | K | P

2019 NFL Draft Position Rankings:
QB | RB | FB | WR | TE | OT | G | C | DE | DT | NT | 3-4 OLB | 3-4 DE | OLB | ILB | CB | S | K | P

  1. Saquon Barkley, RB, Penn State
    Height: 5-11. Weight: 223.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.49.
    Projected Round (2019): Top-20 Pick.

    8/9/17: Barkley was excellent in 2016, and NFL sources have already said they think he's a stud back for the next level. The sophomore averaged 5.5 yards per carry on the year for 1,496 yards and 18 touchdowns. He also made 28 catches for 402 yards and four touchdowns as a receiver.

    Barkley was very impressive as a freshman in 2015 when he averaged 5.9 yards per carry for 1,076 yards with seven touchdowns. He also caught 20 passes for 161 yards and a score. Barkley was very impressive running for 194 yards on 26 carries against an Ohio State defense loaded with NFL talent.

    Barkley is a tough runner with a burst.






  2. Derrius Guice, RB, LSU
    Height: 5-11. Weight: 212.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.52.
    Projected Round (2019): 1-3.

    8/9/17: With Leonard Fournette in and out of the lineup with an ankle injury in 2016, Guice took advantage of a larger-than-expected workload to have a breakout sophomore season. He averaged 7.6 yards per carry for 1,387 yards with 15 touchdowns, plus took nine receptions for 106 yards. Guice had some massive games with 252 yards versus Arkansas and 285 yards rushing against Texas A&M. He is a tougher runner with quickness.


  3. Bo Scarborough, RB, Alabama
    Height: 6-2. Weight: 228.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.54.
    Projected Round (2019): 1-3.

    8/9/17: Scarbrough emerged as a potentially devastating workhorse running back at the end of the 2016 season. He averaged 6.5 yards per carry on the year for 812 yards with 11 touchdowns. Scarbrough is similar to Derrick Henry with the size to run over defenders and a surprising burst to break off long runs for a big back. Scarborough could be a workhorse back for the NFL.


  4. Mike Weber*, RB, Ohio State
    Height: 5-10. Weight: 212.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.55.
    Projected Round (2019): 1-3.

    8/9/17: In a group of a highly recruited and talented running backs, Weber won the starting job to replace Ezekiel Elliott, and Weber had an impressive debut in 2016, averaging six yards per carry for 1,096 yards and nine touchdowns. He had 23 receptions for 91 yards as well. Weber could be even better in 2017 now that he has a year of experience. There has been some buzz about the redshirt sophomore in the scouting community.


  5. Bennie Snell Jr.*, RB, Kentucky
    Height: 5-11. Weight: 223.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.50.
    Projected Round (2019): 1-3.

    8/9/17: Snell was fantastic in 2015 as he took the SEC by storm. The freshman averaged 5.9 yards per carry for 1,091 yards with 13 touchdowns in his debut for the Wildcats. He only received 186 carries and didn't play in the first two games of the season, so he could have produced a lot more. Snell split the workload with Stanley 'Boom' Williams, but Snell should be the feature back for Kentucky in 2018 and 2019. Snell has good size with a burst and is a tough runner who picks up yards after contact. He could be an early round talent.




  6. Ronald Jones II, RB, USC
    Height: 6-1. Weight: 195.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.57.
    Projected Round (2019): 2-3.



  7. Rawleigh Williams III, RB, Arkansas
    Height: 5-10. Weight: 223.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.55.
    Projected Round (2019): 2-3.



  8. Jordan Scarlett, RB, Florida
    Height: 5-10. Weight: 213.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.55.
    Projected Round (2019): 2-4.





  9. Kamryn Pettway, RB, Auburn
    Height: 6-0. Weight: 235.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.58.
    Projected Round (2019): 3-4.



  10. Damien Harris, RB, Alabama
    Height: 5-11. Weight: 214.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.53.
    Projected Round (2019): 3-5.



  11. Chris James Jr., RB, Wisconsin
    Height: 5-10. Weight: 208.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.53.
    Projected Round (2019): 3-5.





  12. Devwah Whaley*, RB, Arkansas
    Height: 5-11. Weight: 216.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.54.
    Projected Round (2019): 3-5.



  13. Bradrick Shaw*, RB, Wisconsin
    Height: 6-1. Weight: 220.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.58.
    Projected Round (2019): 3-5.



  14. Dedrick Willis*, RB, Georgia Tech
    Height: 5-10. Weight: 227.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.59.
    Projected Round (2019): 3-5.



  15. L.J. Scott, RB, Michigan State
    Height: 6-1. Weight: 230.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.56.
    Projected Round (2019): 4-6.



  16. Ryquell Armstead, RB, Temple
    Height: 5-11. Weight: 205.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.54.
    Projected Round (2019): 4-6.



  17. Damarea Crockett*, RB, Missouri
    Height: 5-11. Weight: 225.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.58.
    Projected Round (2019): 4-6.



  18. Myles Gaskin, RB, Washington
    Height: 5-10. Weight: 193.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.52.
    Projected Round (2019): 5-7.



  19. Alex Barnes*, RB, Kansas State
    Height: 6-1. Weight: 227.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.59.
    Projected Round (2019): 5-7.



  20. Justin Silmon, RB, Kansas State
    Height: 5-10. Weight: 195.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.56.
    Projected Round (2019): 5-7.



  21. David Montgomery, RB, Iowa State
    Height: 5-11. Weight: 219.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.57.
    Projected Round (2019): 5-7.



  22. Rico Dowdle*, RB, South Carolina
    Height: 6-0. Weight: 216.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.60.
    Projected Round (2019): 5-7.



  23. Travon McMillan, RB, Virginia Tech
    Height: 6-0. Weight: 200.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.57.
    Projected Round (2019): 6-FA.



  24. Justice Hill*, RB, Oklahoma State
    Height: 5-10. Weight: 185.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.50.
    Projected Round (2019): 6-FA.



  25. Braden West, RB, SMU
    Height: 5-10. Weight: 165.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.48.
    Projected Round (2019): 7-FA.




2017 NFL Draft Position Rankings:
QB | RB | FB | WR | TE | OT | G | C | DE | DT | NT | 3-4 OLB | 3-4 DE | OLB | ILB | CB | S | K | P

2018 NFL Draft Position Rankings:
QB | RB | FB | WR | TE | OT | G | C | DE | DT | NT | 3-4 OLB | 3-4 DE | OLB | ILB | CB | S | K | P

2019 NFL Draft Position Rankings:
QB | RB | FB | WR | TE | OT | G | C | DE | DT | NT | 3-4 OLB | 3-4 DE | OLB | ILB | CB | S | K | P




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