2016 NFL Draft Prospects: Running Backs

By Charlie Campbell.
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The top 2016 running back prospects available for the 2016 NFL Draft. * – denotes 2017 prospect. ** – denotes 2018 prospect.

This page was last updated April 26, 2016. Follow Walter @walterfootball for updates.
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  1. Ezekiel Elliott*, RB, Ohio State
    Height: 5-11. Weight: 225. Hand: 10.5.
    40 Time: 4.47.
    Projected Round (2016): Top-16 Pick.

    4/26/16: Elliott had a quality showing at his pro day. At the combine, he ran faster than expected and cemented his status as the top running back prospect in the 2016 NFL Draft. Elliott did well in the field drills, but could stand to improve his receiving technique for the NFL. In 2015, Elliott averaged 6.3 yards per carry for 1,821 yards with 23 touchdowns. He had 27 receptions for 206 yards as well.

    Elliott was tremendous with his burst, vision, balance and ability to rip off yards in chunks. He has the strength to run through tackles and pick up yards after contact with the burst to get to the second level. Elliott also did some impressive blocking, which is valuable for pro evaluators. His first-step quickness is phenomenal, and he looks to be a future three-down starter in the NFL. Sources have said that Elliott has graded out as a high first-rounder and is expected to go in the top 20.

    Sources did say that Elliott didn’t interview well at the combine. They suspect that he used party drugs at Ohio State. Elliott also has a strong personality that rubs some the wrong way in the locker room. Teams didn’t think these issues would cause him to slide.

    8/8/15: Elliot was the workhorse who carried the Buckeyes to last season’s National Championship. He destroyed Wisconsin (20-220-2), Alabama (20-230-2) and Oregon (36-246-4) in the final three games to lead Ohio State. Elliot averaged 6.9 yards per carry in 2014 for 1,878 yards with 18 touchdowns. He had 28 receptions for 220 yards, too. Elliot showed speed, cutting ability and the ability to pick up yards after contact. He is a well-rounded back who does everything well.

  2. Derrick Henry*, RB, Alabama
    Height: 6-2. Weight: 247. Hand: 8.75.
    40 Time: 4.54.
    Projected Round (2016): 1-3.

    4/26/16: In speaking with sources, some teams see Henry as a late first-rounder. Others grade him in the second or third round. Henry is said to have good marks off the field, and teams like his character. He is the consensus second-rated back in the 2016 NFL Draft. Henry had an impressive combine where he ran faster than expected while being a little heavier than anticipated. Henry should probably drop 10 pounds for the NFL, but he is a power back with rare long speed for a running back.

    In 2015, Henry averaged 5.7 yards per carry (359 carries) for 2,061 yards with 25 touchdowns with 11 receptions for 91 yards. Not only was his running impressive, but the blitz protection will really excite scouts. Henry’s contributions in the passing game will help his draft grade and give NFL teams the evidence that he can be a three-down starter as a pro.

    Henry is a downhill bulldozer who has an underrated burst to get to the second level and break off long runs. He isn’t an elusive back, and is a one-cut downhill runner, but he has shown surprising speed to run away from defensive backs when breaking off long runs. The key for Henry is not to have to change directions before his third or fourth step. Thus, Henry needs a team with good blocking because he doesn’t have the elusiveness to really create by himself.

    8/8/15: Henry averaged 5.8 yards per carry in 2014 for 990 yards with 11 touchdowns. He added five receptions for 133 yards, too. The 6-foot-3, 241-pounder could be in store for a huge season in 2015 with T.J. Yeldon and Amari Cooper in the NFL and Alabama starting a new quarterback. That has been the trend for the Crimson Tide in years past with players like Mark Ingram, Trent Richardson, Eddie Lacy and Yeldon taking over as the lead back after an older player moves on to the NFL.

    Henry finished the 2013 season in impressive fashion, while T.J. Yeldon wasn’t as dominant as many thought he would be. Henry showed what he is capable of when he racked up 382 yards on only 36 carries with three touchdowns in 2013. In the Sugar Bowl, Henry had 100 yards and a score on only eight carries.

  3. Devontae Booker, RB, Utah
    Height: 5-10. Weight: 219. Hand: 8.63.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.52.
    Projected Round (2016): 2-3.

    4/26/16: Booker averaged 4.7 yards per carry in 2015 for 1,261 yards with 11 touchdowns. He also snagged 37 receptions for 318 yards. His solid play displayed his versatility with quickness, toughness and elusiveness as a runner.

    Booker gained a lot of yards after contact in college, but that quality will be diminished when he faces NFL defenders. Booker weighed in, but didn’t work out at the combine. Teams like Booker, but said he struggles with the playbook and football I.Q. He should be selected on Day 2 of the 2016 NFL Draft.

    8/8/15: Booker broke out in 2014 with a huge season as he carried the Utes’ offense. Booker averaged 5.2 yards per carry for 1,512 yards with 10 touchdowns. He also showed receiving ability with 43 receptions and 306 yards and two scores.

    Booker is a quick runner who is more physical than one would think. If he could add some weight for the NFL, that could help him to be a three-down runner. Booker was rumored to be entering the 2015 NFL Draft, but he wisely decided to return to Utah as he has only one season of major college football experience.

  4. Kenneth Dixon, RB, Louisiana Tech
    Height: 5-10. Weight: 215. Arm: 30.38. Hand: 8.5.
    40 Time: 4.58.
    Projected Round (2016): 3-4.

    4/26/16: Dixon averaged 5.4 yards per carry for 1,070 yards and 19 touchdowns in 2015. The senior also had 34 receptions for 467 yards and seven scores. Dixon is short of elite speed or power, but he is a well-rounded player who could become a three-down starter in the NFL. Dixon does need to improve his ball security as he had 13 fumbles in college.

    Dixon is a well-balanced, tough runner who has some quickness to go with strength to get yards after contact. He had a strong week at the Senior Bowl. Immediately in the NFL, Dixon could be a receiving back as he is a natural route-runner with soft hands. Dixon is very skilled in the passing game.

    8/8/15: Dixon has been the workhorse for Louisiana Tech the past three seasons. The junior totaled 1,299 yards (5.1 average) with 22 touchdowns on 253 carries in 2014. He also added 30 receptions for 385 yards and six scores. Dixon had productive years as a sophomore (917 rushing) and freshman (1,194 rushing). In his debut season, he ran for 27 touchdowns – that’s not a typo. Dixon is a compactly built shifty runner with good balance, but he probably won’t get a lot of yards after contact in the NFL.

  5. C.J. Prosise, RB, Notre Dame
    Height: 6-0. Weight: 220.
    40 Time: 4.48.
    Projected Round (2016): 2-3.

    4/26/16: Prosise has a surprising burst to go along with having good size for a NFL running back. He hits the hole quickly and runs with vision and balance. For the NFL, Prosise needs to improve his ball security.

    At the combine, Prosise ran faster than expected and he was very good as a receiver. If there is a David Johnson-type back in the this draft, Prosise could be it. However, Johnson had more power than Prosise and the Notre Dame product needs to run with more power considering his size.

    Prosise and Will Fuller were the engine of the Notre Dame offense in 2015. Prosise averaged 6.6 yards per carry for 1,032 yards with 11 touchdowns before injuries robbed him of a few games late in the year. He also had 24 receptions for 308 yards and a score.

    Prior to 2015, Prosise was a wide receiver and special teams leader. He had 29 receptions for 516 yards and two scores in 2014.

  6. Kenyan Drake, RB, Alabama
    Height: 6-0. Weight: 210. Arm: 30.75. Hand 8.75.
    40 Time: 4.45.
    Projected Round (2016): 2-4.

    4/26/16: Drake has had a late rise leading up to the 2016 NFL Draft,, and part of that is because he is a workout warrior. Teams really like him, and if it weren’t for his propensity to get injured, Drake could go in the top-60.

    Drake was impressive in his return to the field in 2015, showing real speed to threaten a defense. At most schools, Drake would have been the starter, but at Alabama, he was stuck as the No. 2 behind Derrick Henry. Still, Drake averaged 5.4 yards per carry for 407 yards (76 attempts) with one touchdown. He also notched 27 receptions for 255 yards and a touchdown.

    Drake ran well at the Senior Bowl and showed off his excellent quickness with size and strength. The big issue for him is durability, and his time at the Senior Bowl couldn’t disprove that. Drake was expected to run fast at the combine, where he ended up with a very impressive 40 time. He was once again dealing with some injuries at his pro day.

    8/8/15: If Drake were at most colleges, he would be a starter, but at Alabama, he’s a backup. Drake totaled 22 carries for 112 yards and four touchdowns in 2014. He also made four receptions for 149 yards and two scores. His season ended with a gruesome dislocated ankle injury that required surgery. In 2013, Drake averaged 7.5 yards per carry for 694 yards and eight touchdowns. He also caught 12 passes for 135 yards.

  7. Alex Collins*, RB, Arkansas
    Height: 5-10. Weight: 217. Hand: 9.25.
    40 Time: 4.59.
    Projected Round (2016): 2-4.

    4/26/16: In 2015, Collins averaged 5.8 yards per carry on his way to 1,577 yards with 20 touchdowns. He also had 13 receptions for 95 yards through the air. Collins is a tough downhill runner who isn’t overly fast or physical. He is also one of the better blocking backs in this draft class.

    In speaking with sources, they say that Collins is a good player, but not special, and that is why he’s more of a second-day prospect. However, he has three-down starting potential for the NFL. Collins had a good workout in the field drills at the combine.

    8/8/15: Collins has been the feature runner for Arkansas and made an immediate impact for the Razorbacks. The freshman averaged 5.4 yards per carry in 2013 for 1,026 yards with four touchdowns. He also had 11 receptions for 63 yards through the air. Collins maintained his average per carry in 2014 while running for 1,100 yards and 12 scores. He had three receptions for nine yards as well.

  8. Jonathan Williams, RB, Arkansas
    Height: 5-10. Weight: 219. Arm: 30.75. Hand: 10.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.58.
    Projected Round (2016): 3-4.

    4/26/16: Williams injured his foot in a preseason scrimmage and was said to be out 4-5 months. He accepted an invitation to the Senior Bowl, and he practiced some, but was held out of the more physical parts. If it weren’t for the injury, Williams probably would have been solidly on the second day of the 2016 NFL Draft. He didn’t run at the combine either.

    As a runner, Williams has tremendous balance and an impressive ability to pick up yards after contact. He has a good body lean and runs with power. Sources from some teams are targeting Williams in the mid-rounds and think he could be a steal because of his injury. Williams also has drawn rave reviews off the field, and his teammates have gushed about him in team interviews.

    8/8/15: Williams would be the feature back at most schools, but he’s the backup for Arkansas. He still ran for 1,190 yards (5.6 average) and 12 touchdowns on only 211 carries in 2014 while Alex Collins was the lead back. Williams also had 11 receptions for 65 yards and two scores. He is a physical runner who could enter the NFL with fresh legs.

  9. Marshaun Coprich*, RB, Illinois State
    Height: 5-8. Weight: 207. Hand: 9.0
    40 Time: 4.47.
    Projected Round (2016): 3-4.

    4/26/16: Coprich is a fast back with a ton of production over the past two seasons. The senior averaged 6.1 yards per carry for 1,967 yards with 23 touchdowns in 2015. The previous season, he averaged 6.1 yards per carry for 2,274 yards and 27 touchdowns.

    Coprich showed his speed at the combine. Team sources say Coprich is a sleeper back who could be a steal in the mid-rounds. He could go as high as Round 3.

  10. Josh Ferguson*, RB, Illinois
    Height: 5-9. Weight: 198. Hand: 9.0
    40 Time: 4.48.
    Projected Round (2016): 3-4.

    4/26/16: At the East-West Shrine, Ferguson was the best running back in St. Petersburg. He used his speed to rip off nice runs and showed excellent cutting ability to be elusive in the open field.

    Ferguson is a fast, athletic back who has made a favorable impression on NFL evaluators. He was banged up with a shoulder injury in 2015 and missed a number of games, but still averaged 5.5 yards per carry for 708 yards and three touchdowns. The senior also had 38 receptions for 280 yards and two scores.

    Ferguson showed real receiving skills when he hauled in 50 passes as a junior and a sophomore. Sources like his ability to contribute to the passing game and special teams. At the combine, Ferguson ran fast and looked in the receiving drills.

  11. D.J. Foster, RB/WR, Arizona State
    Height: 5-10. Weight: 193. Arm: 30.5. Hand: 9.25.
    40 Time: 4.57.
    Projected Round (2016): 3-5.

    4/26/16: The move of Foster to wide receiver from running back for 2015 backfired, and he wasn’t close to being the play-maker he was in 2014. In 2015, Foster averaged 5.1 yards per carry for 280 yards. Through the air, he had 59 receptions for 584 yards and three scores.

    Foster saw a dramatic reduction in touches during 2015. For the NFL, he looks more special as a running back who can be a weapon in a passing offense rather than lining up as a wide receiver. Foster’s body type is more suited for the backfield as well.

    8/8/15: Arizona State is reportedly moving Foster to wide receiver, but for the NFL, his body type and speed make him a better fit at running back. Foster is an elusive, shifty runner who runs with good pad level and has a burst to him. While he has been a quality runner for Arizona State, his receiving skills will get NFL teams really excited. Foster had 62 receptions for 688 yards and three touchdowns in 2014 with an average of 5.6 yards per carry for 1,081 yards and nine touchdowns on the ground.

    As a sophomore (93-501-6) and freshman (102-493-2), Foster had modest numbers on the ground. However, he was consistent as a receiver with 63 catches for 653 yards and four scores as a sophomore with nice numbers as a freshman (38-533-4). At the very least, Foster could have a role as a third-down back.

  12. Keith Marshall, RB, Georgia
    Height: 5-11. Weight: 219. Hand: 9.38.
    40 Time: 4.31.
    Projected Round (2016): 4-6.

    4/26/16: Marshall returned to the field in 2015, but was stuck behind Nick Chubb and Sony Michel on the depth chart. Marshall averaged 5.1 yards per carry on the season for 350 yards with three touchdowns. He was a star of the combine with a jaw-dropping 40 time for a running back of his size. Marshall is a third-day sleeper who has upside to take a chance on.

    8/8/15: Marshall dealt with a knee injury in 2014 that caused him to miss nine games after playing in three contests. Even before the injury, Marshall had a hard time finding carries with Todd Gurley and Nick Chubb on the team. Marshall’s 2013 season was off to a superb start before an ACL tear versus Tennessee. He provided an excellent change of pace from Gurley in 2012. Marshall averaged 6.5 yards per carry that season on the way to 759 yards and eight touchdowns. The freshman also caught 11 passes for 91 yards.

  13. Tyler Ervin, RB, San Jose State
    Height: 5-9. Weight: 192. Arm: 30. Hand: 9.13.
    40 Time: 4.41.
    Projected Round (2016): 4-6.

    4/26/16: The diminutive back Ervin is a return weapon on special teams who has played some cornerback as well. The senior averaged 5.4 yards per carry in 2015 for 1,601 yards with 13 touchdowns. He also had 45 catches for 334 yards with two scores. In his career, Ervin has three kickoffs returned for a score and two punt return touchdowns. He did not stand out in Mobile, but he was very fast at the combine. Ervin could be a late-round pick to serve as a third-down receiving back and returner.

  14. Peyton Barber**, RB, Auburn
    Height: 5-10. Weight: 228. Hand: 9.38.
    40 Time: 4.64.
    Projected Round (2016): 4-6.

    4/26/16: The redshirt sophomore Barber was a surprise early entry into the 2016 NFL Draft. He only had 10 carries as a freshman, before averaging 4.3 yards per carry in 2015 for 1,017 yards with 13 touchdowns. Barber had only 11 receptions for 112 yards in his collegiate career.

    Barber has some talent, but he should have returned to school. Barber put up slow times at the combine, but WalterFootball.com knows some teams that are considering him in the early rounds of Day 3.

  15. Jordan Howard*, RB, Indiana
    Height: 5-11. Weight: 230. Hand: 9.0.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.60.
    Projected Round (2016): 4-6.

    4/26/16: Howard was a productive runner for Indiana last year. In 2015, he averaged 6.2 yards per carry for 1,213 yards with nine touchdowns. The junior also had 11 catches for 106 yards and a score. As a sophomore, he averaged 5.2 yards per carry for 1,587 yards with 13 touchdowns that season. Team sources said that Howard didn’t interview well at the combine.

  16. Daniel Lasco, RB, California
    Height: 6-0. Weight: 209. Hand: 9.13
    40 Time: 4.46.
    Projected Round (2016): 4-6.

    4/26/16: Lasco had a terrific combine as he was very fast in the 40 and showed some explosion in the broad and vertical jumps. Injuries kept Lasco out of five games in 2015. The previous year, he averaged 5.3 yards per carry for 1,115 yards and 12 touchdowns. Lasco also had 33 receptions for 356 yards with two touchdowns that season. He was a good fit in the Bear Raid passing offense.

  17. Paul Perkins*, RB, UCLA
    Height: 5-10. Weight: 208. Hand: 9.0.
    40 Time: 4.54.
    Projected Round (2016): 4-6.

    4/26/16: Perkins was a tough runner for UCLA over the past few seasons. He has a nice combination of strength and speed. As a junior in 2015, Perkins averaged 5.7 yards per carry for 1,343 yards with 14 touchdowns. He also had 30 catches for 242 yards and a score. As a sophomore, Perkins averaged 6.3 yards for 1,575 yards with nine touchdowns. He caught 26 passes for 201 yards with two scores. At the combine, Perkins had a quality workout as he tested pretty well and was solid in the field work. There are a few team sources that say they’re interested in Perkins in the mid-rounds.

  18. Wendell Smallwood*, RB, West Virginia
    Height: 5-10. Weight: 208. Hand: 9.25.
    40 Time: 4.47.
    Projected Round (2016): 5-7.

    4/26/16: Smallwood looks like an undersized back who exploded for a big junior year. In 2015, he averaged 6.4 yards per carry for 1,519 yards with nine touchdowns. The junior also caught 26 passes for 160 yards. Smallwood had a lot less production as a sophomore (722 yards) and freshman (221 yards). He should have returned for his senior year.

  19. Kelvin Taylor*, RB, Florida
    Height: 5-10. Weight: 214. Hand: 8.25.
    40 Time: 4.60.
    Projected Round (2016): 5-7.

    4/26/16: Taylor averaged four yards per carry for 1,035 yards and 13 touchdowns. He also had 17 receptions for 150 yards. Taylor was a tough runner for the Gators and finished the regular season with impressive performances against quality defenses. He is a “jack of all trades, master of none”-type runner. Taylor isn’t overly fast or physical, and he had a slow 40 time at the combine. Taylor should have returned for his senior year, but he entered the 2016 NFL Draft.

    8/8/15: It wouldn’t be surprising if Taylor has a big junior year in Jim McElwain’s offense. With Matt Jones and Mack Brown in the NFL, Taylor should be the feature back. Taylor ran for 565 yards (4.9 average) with six touchdowns as a sophomore. He had modest production as a freshman (508 yards and four scores). Kelvin Taylor is the son of former Gators and Jaguars great Fred Taylor.

  20. Tra Carson, RB, Texas A&M
    Height: 5-11. Weight: 227. Hand: 9.25.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.60.
    Projected Round (2016): 6-FA.

    4/26/16: In 2015, Carson averaged 4.8 yards per carry for 1,165 yards with seven touchdowns. He also had 29 receptions for 183 yards and a score.

    Carson is a physical downhill runner. He doesn’t have elusiveness, but he could be a goal-line and short-yardage back in the NFL. Carson was at the combine, but an injury kept him from running or doing the drills.

    8/8/15: Carson spent 2014 as part of a running back rotation. He recorded 99 carries for 448 yards (4.5 average) with five touchdowns. Carson also picked up eight receptions for 58 yards. A year earlier, he averaged 5.3 yards per carry for 329 yards and seven touchdowns in 11 games. Carson is a physical, downhill runner who could produce more if the Aggies gave him more opportunities.

  21. DeAndre Washington, RB, Texas Tech
    Height: 5-8. Weight: 204. Arm: 29.63. Hand: 8.75.
    40 Time: 4.49.
    Projected Round (2016): 6-FA.

    4/26/16: Washington would be rated higher if he were bigger, but being sub-5-foot-8 hurts his draft stock. At Texas Tech, Washington had two solid seasons back to back. He averaged 6.4 yards per carry in 2015 for 1,492 yards with 14 touchdowns. He also had 41 receptions for 385 yards with two touchdowns. As a junior, Washington averaged 5.9 yards per carry for 1,103 yards with two scores. He had 30 catches for 328 yards with two scores.

    Washington always ran against six-man boxes at Texas Tech, so teams question his vision and ability to handle a a packed box. They like his third-down ability though, and he showed his explosiveness at the combine with a fast 40 and impressive showing in the field drills. Teams say Washington is right on that draftable line.

  22. Dwayne Washington*, RB, Washington
    Height: 6-2. Weight: 226.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.60.
    Projected Round (2016): 6-FA.

    4/26/16: Washington missed five games with an injury in 2015, but still entered the 2016 NFL Draft. The junior averaged six yards per carry for 282 yards with four touchdowns on the year. He had 25 receptions for 315 yards with three touchdowns as well. As a sophomore, Washington averaged 5.3 yards per carry for 697 yards with nine touchdowns.

    Washington had a minor knee injury late in the 2015 season that required surgery. He did not work out at the combine.

  23. Aaron Green, RB, TCU
    Height: 5-10. Weight: 203. Arm: 29.88. Hand: 8.38.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.57.
    Projected Round (2016): 6-FA.

    4/26/16: Green totaled 1,272 yards and 11 touchdowns in 2015 with an average of 5.2 yards per carry. He also had 16 receptions for 117 yards and a score.

    Green is an undersized, shifty runner who would be best as a third-down back to start out his career. He had a decent week at the Senior Bowl, but did not work out at the combine.

    8/8/15: Green was part of TCU’s potent offense last season as he averaged 7.1 yards per carry for 922 yards and nine touchdowns. He also had 19 receptions for 166 yards. Green was a backup as a sophomore and freshman.

  24. Brandon Wilds, RB, South Carolina
    Height: 6-0. Weight: 220. Hand: 10.25
    40 Time: 4.54.
    Projected Round (2016): 6-FA.

    4/26/16: Wilds was a physical downhill runner for the Gamecocks over the past few seasons. In 2015, the redshirt senior averaged 4.6 yards per carry for 567 yards with three touchdowns. He had 17 receptions for 142 yards, too. In his previous seasons, Wilds split carries with Mike Davis and other backs. Wilds could compete to be a backup and special teams contributor in the NFL.

  25. Bralon Addison*, RB/WR, Oregon
    Height: 5-10. Weight: 190. Arm: 29.5 Hand: 9.13.
    40 Time: 4.66.
    Projected Round (2015): 6-FA.

    4/26/16: Addison had 63 receptions for 804 yards and 10 touchdowns in 2015. He also carried the ball 17 times for 84 yards and two scores. Addison plays with some quickness and play-making to him, but lacks size.

    8/10/15: Addison didn’t play in 2014 after tearing his ACL in spring practice. As a sophomore, he hauled in 61 receptions for 890 yards with seven scores in 2013. Addison had 22 catches for 243 yards and three scores as a freshman.

  26. Byron Marshall, RB/WR, Oregon
    Height: 5-9. Weight: 201. Arm: 30.25. Hand: 9.5.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.52.
    Projected Round (2016): 6-FA.

    4/26/16: Marshall recorded nine receptions for 121 yards and two touchdowns in 2015 before sustaining a season-ending injury that required surgery.

    8/8/15: Marshall was a running back as a sophomore and averaged 6.2 yards per carry for 1,038 yards with 14 touchdowns in 2013. He spent his junior year as a wide receiver and caught 74 passes for 1,003 yards and three scores. Marshall’s versatility could make him a third-down weapon in the NFL.

  27. Devon Johnson, RB/FB, Marshall
    Height: 6-0. Weight: 238. Hand: 9.25.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.77.
    Projected Round (2016): 7-FA.

    4/26/16: In 2015, Johnson averaged 6.3 yards per carry for 593 yards with five touchdowns. He also had six receptions for 63 yards. Johnson was producing well before a back injury cost him most of Week 4, and he missed Week 5 as well. After coming back briefly, Johnson missed the final five games of the regular season. He didn’t impress at the East-West Shrine. Johnson was at the combine, but didn’t work out because of an injury.

    8/8/15: ‘Rockhead’ Johnson plays running back for Marshall, but he could fit better as a fullback for the NFL. Johnson averaged 8.6 yards per carry for 1,767 yards and 17 touchdowns last season. He also had six receptions for 121 yards. With his physical style and nickname, Johnson is sure to be a fan favorite. As a sophomore, he was a backup tight end.

  28. Storm Barrs-Woods, RB, Oregon State
    Height: 6-0. Weight: 205.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.56.
    Projected Round (2016): 7-FA.

    4/26/16: Barrs-Wood averaged five yards per carry in 2015 for 491 yards and one touchdown on 99 carries. He also snagged 12 receptions for 162 yards. Barrs-Woods had a good week at the East-West Shrine, but getting a look at him in person strongly suggests that his listed numbers are exaggerated, especially his height. He did not work out at the combine.

    8/8/15: The Beavers were held back in 2014 by a weak offensive line. As a result, Woods averaged 6.3 yards per carry for 766 yards and five touchdowns. As a receiver, he reeled in 26 receptions for 179 yards and a score. Woods was banged up in 2013 as he totaled only 127 carries for 477 yards and six touchdowns. The year before, he was a freshman sensation who totaled 940 yards and 13 touchdowns while averaging 4.9 yards per carry. Woods also caught 38 passes for 313 yards as a freshman and followed that up with 47 catches for 440 yards in 2013.

  29. Johnathan Gray, RB, Texas
    Height: 5-11. Weight: 215.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.61.
    Projected Round (2016): FA.

    4/26/16: In 2015, Gray rushed for 489 yards on 123 carries (4.0 average) with six receptions for 84 yards. He did not work out at the combine.

    8/8/15: Gray has been a solid rotational back for the Longhorns during the past three seasons. He’s had totals of 637, 780 and 701 yards over his three years with Texas. Gray notched seven touchdowns in 2014 and caught 20 passes. The Longhorns have rotated their backs, but it would help Gray if he could be the feature back. His highest carry total was 159 as a sophomore.

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