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 April 23, 2019. Follow Walter @walterfootball for updates.
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  1. Josh Jacobs*, RB, Alabama
    Height: 5-10. Weight: 220. Arm: 31.63. Hand: 10.13.
    40 Time: 4.62.
    Projected Round (2019): 1-2.

    4/23/19: Jacobs ran slower than expected at his pro day, but he is still the consensus top running back prospect for the 2019 NFL Draft. I know some scouts who rave about Jacobs and think he could have the best skill set of any of the running backs from Alabama's roster. That is really saying something, and a lot of that is from watching the Crimson Tide in practice. They feel that Jacobs is the best running back prospect in the 2019 NFL Draft and worthy of going late in the first round.

    Jacobs is a very physically gifted running back as he has good size and is fast. He has athleticism, agility, running instincts, balance, power, and quick feet. Due to being part of a heavy rotation with Damien Harris and Najee Harris, Jacobs only carried the ball 120 times in 2018, but turned that into 640 yards - 5.3 average - with 11 touchdowns. He also had 20 receptions for 247 yards and three scores. After being a rotational back for three years, Jacobs will be entering the NFL with very little wear-and-tear.




  2. Miles Sanders, RB, Penn State
    Height: 5-10. Weight: 211. Arm: 30.63. Hand: 9.25.
    40 Time: 4.49. 10-Yd: 1.53. Three Cone: 6.89.
    Bench: 20. Vertical: 36. Broad: 10-4.
    Projected Round (2019): 2-3.

    4/23/19: The night after the running back prospects worked out at the NFL Scouting Combine, WalterFootball.com caught up with two NFL running back coaches, one from an AFC playoff team and one from an NFC playoff team. Independently, they both named the same three running backs as the players who impressed them during the field workout. Those three were Ohio State's Mike Weber, Penn State's Miles Sanders and Michigan State's L.J. Scott.

    Sanders had a very fast 40 time of 4.49 seconds. The coaches also liked how he looked in the field work. Sanders showed athleticism and quick feet with cutting ability to go with his fast 40 time. After serving as the backup to Saquon Barkley early in his career, Sanders averaged 5.8 yards per carry as a senior for 1,274 yards with nine touchdowns. After his strong combine performance, Sanders could end up being a second-day pick in the 2019 NFL Draft.


  3. Darrell Henderson, RB, Memphis
    Height: 5-8. Weight: 208. Arm: 31.00. Hand: 8.63.
    40 Time: 4.49.
    Bench: 22. Vertical: 33.5. Broad: 10-1.
    Projected Round (2019): 2-3.

    4/23/19: Henderson decided not to take a shot at 2,000 yards rushing by skipping his bowl game to prepare for the 2019 NFL Draft. The junior averaged 8.9 yards per carry in 2018 for 1,909 yards with 22 touchdowns. He also caught 19 passes for 295 yards with three scores. Jefferson showed some receiving ability as a sophomore (24-226-2) and freshman (20-237-3).

    The 5-foot-9, 200-pound Henderson is undersized for the NFL, but he could interest teams as a speed back. He had a fast 40 at the combine. Some team sources have told WalterFootball.com that Henderson is a candidate for them on Day 2 of the 2019 NFL Draft.


  4. Damien Harris, RB, Alabama
    Height: 5-10. Weight: 216. Arm: 30.75. Hand: 9.75.
    40 Time: 4.57.
    Bench: 16. Vertical: 37. Broad: 10-1.
    Projected Round (2019): 2-3.

    4/23/19: Harris had a solid 40 time at the combine, and that won't help his draft grade but shouldn't hurt him significantly. The senior averaged 5.8 yards per carry in 2018 for 876 yards and nine touchdowns. He also had 22 receptions for 204 yards. Because Alabama blew out every opponent, Harris did not seen a big work load, and that will have him enter the NFL with less wear-and-tear. Harris is a well-rounded back who has three-down starting potential in the NFL.

    8/28/18: According to NFL teams' preseason data provided by team sources, Harris checks in at 5-foot-10, 214 pounds. He has 30.5-inch arms, 9.5-inch hands, and a wingspan of 73.38 inches as well. He is said to run the 40 in 4.50 seconds.

    In speaking with scouts across the league, they really like Harris and think he has turned himself into a well-rounded player through hard work and dedication. Some sources have compared Harris to the good version Doug Martin for the NFL. They say that Harris has elite vision, good contact balance, and strength. From watching the Crimson Tide in practice as well, these same sources say that Harris is a good receiver even though Alabama doesn't feature him in that role.

    Harris ran really well for the Crimson Tide in 2017, averaging 7.4 yards per carry for 1,000 yards with 11 touchdowns. He also had 12 receptions for 91 yards. On only 145 carries in 2016, Harris averaged 7.2 yards per carry for 1,040 yards with two touchdowns. He had 14 receptions for 99 yards, too. Harris was Alabama's leading rusher.




  5. Mike Weber*, RB, Ohio State
    Height: 5-9. Weight: 211. Arm: 29.75. Hand: 9.38.
    40 Time: 4.47. 10-Yd: 1.48.
    Bench: 22. Vertical: 33.5.
    Projected Round (2019): 2-3.

    4/23/19: Two NFL running backs coaches told me that Weber was one of the backs who impressed them the most at the combine. He ran fast in the 40, ran well in the bag drills, and showed skill as a receiver. Weber could be a steal in the 2019 NFL Draft as he has three-down starting potential with a good skill set of size and speed.

    Weber averaged 5.5 yards per carry in 2018 for 954 yards with five touchdowns. He had 21 receptions for 112 yards and a touchdown as well. Ohio State also split the carries among Weber, J.K. Dobbins, and other backs. Weber has a hard running style that showcases natural talent with quickness and strength.

    8/28/18: According to NFL teams' preseason data provided by team sources, Weber checks in at 5-foot-10, 214 pounds. He has 30.5-inch arms, 9.13-inch hands, and a wingspan of 72.38 inches. He is said to run the 40 in 4.57 seconds. Weber graded out as having first- through fourth-round potential by advance scouts.

    In 2017, Weber missed a few games with a hamstring injury and was limited in others. That led to Ohio State going to freshman running back J.K. Dobbins as the starter. For 2017, Webb took 96 carries for 608 yards - 6.3 average - with 10 touchdowns. He also had nine catches for 78 yards. Weber has a good skill set with speed in a thick build.

    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.


  6. David Montgomery*, RB, Iowa State
    Height: 5-10. Weight: 222. Arm: 31.38. Hand: 9.25.
    40 Time: 4.63.
    Bench: 15. Vertical: 28.5. Broad: 10-1.
    Projected Round (2019): 3-4.

    4/23/19: There are some evaluators who like Montgomery. His draft stock was dealt a draft blow at the combine, where his 40 time gave credence to speed concerns. Montgomery averaged 4.7 yards per carry in 2018 for 1,216 yards with 13 touchdowns. He had 22 receptions for 157 yards as well. Montgomery is a tough back to run through tackles and get yards after his contract. The big issue with Montgomery is if he has enough speed to hit the hole and get to the second level in the NFL.

    8/28/18: Montgomery is a nice college back who runs hard and fights through contact to pick up extra yards. He may not have the speed to be an impact-making starter in the NFL, but he could be a solid rotational option. Montgomery is impressive in the passing game with his soft hands and understanding of how to get open. In the open field, he is tough for defensive backs to get on the ground. Montgomery averaged 4.7 yards per carry in 2017 for 1,094 yards with 11 touchdowns. He also caught 35 passes for 288 yards.


  7. Wes Hills, RB, Slippery Rock
    Height: 6-0. Weight: 209. Arm: 32.38. Hand: 8.88.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.50.
    Projected Round (2019): 3-4.

    4/23/19: Hills did not participate at the combine. Hills averaged 7.0 yards per carry in 2018 for 1,714 yards with 17 touchdowns. He also had 28 receptions for 193 yards. Prior to an injury, Hills ran well at the Senior Bowl, showing some strength and quickness.

    8/28/18: Hills has the attention of NFL evaluators after transferring down to Division II from Delaware. He has a nice combination of size and speed. At Delaware, Hills averaged 6.5 yards per carry for 1,849 yards with 14 touchdowns.




  8. Devin Singletary*, RB, Florida Atlantic
    Height: 5-7. Weight: 203. Arm: 28.88. Hand: 8.50.
    40 Time: 4.66. 10-Yd: 1.53. Three Cone: 7.32.
    Bench: 15. Vertical: 35. Broad: 9-9.
    Projected Round (2019): 3-4.

    4/23/19: Singletary ran slower than expected at the combine, and his time was very poor for an undersized back. Singletary averaged 5.2 yards per carry in 2018 for 1,348 yards with 22 touchdowns. He notched six receptions for 36 yards.

    8/28/18: Team sources told me that Singletary graded out as having first- through fourth-round potential per the advance scouts. According to NFL teams' preseason data provided by team sources, Singletary checks in at 5-foot-7, 199 pounds. He also has 29.83-inch arms, 8.75-inch hands, and a wingspan of 69.38 inches. He is said to run the 40 in 4.58 seconds.

    The short, thick back has good speed with impressive feet, balance and vision. In 2017, Singletary averaged 6.5 yards per carry for 1,796 yards and 29 touchdowns. He also had 18 receptions for 185 yards and one score. In 2016, Singletary averaged 6.7 yards per carry for 1,021 yards with 12 scores to go with 26 receptions for 163 yards in his freshman season.


  9. Bryce Love, RB, Stanford
    Height: 5-8. Weight: 200. Arm: 29.38. Hand: 9.13.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.40.
    Bench: 18.
    Projected Round (2019): 3-4.

    4/23/19: The speedster Love was banged up in 2018, plus defenses sold out to stop him. As a result, his numbers were down year over year. In 2018, Love averaged 4.6 yards per carry for 665 yards with six touchdowns. He had 18 receptions for 80 yards as well. He missed the Sun Bowl as he was recovering from December surgery for a torn ACL. Even though Love was excellent in 2017, he could slide because of injury and durability concerns. Still, Love is a special runner with game-breaking potential when healthy. Some teams are hoping to land him in the mid-rounds.

    8/28/18: Team sources say that Love is better than other smaller backs who have gone in the first round, like David Wilson or Jahvid Best. They think that Love is more on a par with Chris Johnson coming out of East Carolina, except Love isn't as straight-line fast as Johnson, but possesses more elusiveness and moves in the open field. While Love is extremely fast, he is a tougher running back than one would think given his size. Love has great vision that, combined with his speed, makes him deadly. One college director told me, "If the other nine guys do their job for a few seconds, this guy is gone."

    In 2017, Love averaged a staggering 8.1 yards per carry for 2,118 yards with 19 touchdowns. He also caught six passes for 33 yards. Sources say Love has more receiving potential for the NFL than the numbers illustrate.


  10. Trayveon Williams, RB, Texas A&M
    Height: 5-8. Weight: 206. Arm: 30.38. Hand: 9.25.
    40 Time: 4.51. Three Cone: 7.44.
    Bench: 19. Vertical: 33. Broad: 10-1.
    Projected Round (2019): 3-5.

    4/23/19: Williams averaged 6.5 yards per carry in 2018 for 1,760 yards with 18 touchdowns. He also had 28 receptions for 278 yards and a touchdown. Williams was a good college player, but his skill set is not likely to translate well to the NFL.

    In speaking with sources, Williams is a debated prospect. Some like him as a mid-rounder, while others have graded Williams in the late rounds. Despite being small, he doesn't have power or run big. Williams also is not a mismatch guy in the passing game. The sources who have him in the late rounds see him as more of a backup and special teams contributor. The ones who have him in the mid-rounds think he could be a good rotational back and possible starter. Williams had a solid showing at the combine.

    8/28/18: As a freshman, Williams looked like he had star potential with an average of 6.8 yards per carry for 1,057 yards and eight touchdowns. The Aggies' offensive line struggled in his sophomore year, and their quarterback play held them back as well. Williams averaged 4.4 yards per carry for 733 yards with seven touchdowns that season. He caught 19 passes in each of those seasons.




  11. Justice Hill*, RB, Oklahoma State
    Height: 5-9. Weight: 198. Arm: 31.63. Hand: 9.50.
    40 Time: 4.40. 10-Yd: 1.48.
    Bench: 21. Vertical: 40. Broad: 10-10.
    Projected Round (2019): 3-5.

    4/23/19: At the combine, Hill ripped off a blazing fast 40, but did not finish the workout because of injury. Still, he could be the top speed back in the 2019 NFL Draft. Hill averaged 5.9 yards per carry in 2018 for 930 yards with nine touchdowns. Also, he made 13 receptions for 68 yards. Oklahoma State did not get Hill the ball as much as it should have.

    There is no doubt that Hill is a natural runner and is very talented. Perhaps the best traits that set Hill apart are his first-step quickness and his burst to get to the second level of the defense. On top of his speed, Hill has good feet with cutting ability to zig zag through the defense. He plays with good knee bend and runs behind his pads, which helps him finish runs well by falling forward. Via patience and vision, Hill lets holes develop before darting downfield. On top of his running ability, Hill is a nice outlet receiver who runs quality routes and makes catches with his hands.

    As a pro, Hill could be a rotational and complementary back similar to the Bengals' Gio Bernard. Sources say that Hill will probably go in the fourth round.

    8/28/18: Hill is a very good college back, but he is very undersized for the NFL. In 2017, Hill averaged 5.5 yards per carry for 1,347 yards and 14 touchdowns. He also was a good outlet receiver, catching 30 passes for 191 yards and a touchdown. In his freshman year, Hill averaged 5.5 yards per carry for 1,142 yards with six scores. He also had five receptions for 46 yards that season. For the NFL, Hill might fit best as a third-down receiving and backup running back.


  12. Elijah Holyfield*, RB, Georgia
    Height: 5-10. Weight: 217. Arm: 30.38. Hand: 9.00.
    40 Time: 4.78.
    Bench: 26. Vertical: 29.5. Broad: 9-10.
    Projected Round (2019): 4-6.

    4/23/19: Holyfield was not expected to be a burner, but he had scarily poor 40 time at the combine.

    After being buried on the depth chart behind Nick Chubb and Sony Michel, Holyfield enjoyed a breakout season in 2018 as part of a new dynamic Bulldog tandem with D'Andre Swift. In 2018, Holyfield averaged 6.4 yards per carry for 1,018 yards and seven touchdowns. He had five receptions for 40 yards as well. Holyfield is put together well and is a physical runner. Team sources compare him to Samaje Perine, a mid-round pick of the Redskins a few years ago.


  13. Myles Gaskin, RB, Washington
    Height: 5-9. Weight: 205. Arm: 29.50. Hand: 8.75.
    40 Time: 4.58. Three Cone: 7.19.
    Bench: 24. Vertical: 35.5. Broad: 9-10.
    Projected Round (2019): 4-6.

    4/23/19: Gaskin was slower than expected at the combine. In 2018, Gaskin averaged 4.9 yards per carry for 1,268 yards with 12 touchdowns. He had 21 receptions for 77 yards and a touchdown as well. Gaskin turned in a huge performance in the Apple Cup to help vault the Huskies into the Pac-12 championship.

    8/28/18: According to NFL teams' preseason data provided by team sources, Gaskin checks in at 5-foot-9, 193 pounds. He also has 29.5-inch arms, 9-inch hands, and a wingspan of 72.13 inches. He is said to run the 40 in 4.53 seconds.

    In 2017, Gaskin averaged 6.2 yards per carry for 1,380 yards and 21 touchdowns. He made some great catches and flashed as a receiver out of the backfield. Gaskin had 19 catches for 232 yards and three scores through the air. Team sources had Gaskin grading out in the first four rounds of the 2019 NFL Draft by their advance scouts.

    Gaskin was a steady runner and contributor for the Huskies in 2016. He averaged 5.8 yards per carry for 1,373 yards with 10 touchdowns. He caught 19 passes for 137 yards. Gaskin ran for 1,302 yards and 14 touchdowns in 2015. If he were bigger, Gaskin could be ranked higher.




  14. Bennie Snell Jr.*, RB, Kentucky
    Height: 5-10. Weight: 224. Arm: 31.00. Hand: 9.38.
    40 Time: 4.66. Three Cone: 7.07.
    Bench: 16. Vertical: 29.5. Broad: 9-11.
    Projected Round (2019): 4-6.

    4/23/19: Teams like Snell as a runner, but have speed concerns with him translating to the NFL. Snell was phenomenal in 2018, including dominant performances against Florida and Mississippi State. He was the offensive engine behind Kentucky's 10-3 record. Snell averaged 5.0 yards per carry on the season for 1,449 yards with 16 touchdowns. He also made 17 receptions for 105 yards.

    Snell is a physical runner with a powerful build that makes him tough to get on the ground. He uses his strength, stature, knee bend, and ability to run behind his pads to pick up a lot of yards after contact. On top of natural running ability with good instincts, Snell plays faster than his timed speed; he had no issues to hit the hole and pull away in the SEC. He also is known to be a high-character individual who loves football and works hard. Snell was beloved by the Kentucky program and community.

    8/28/18: According to NFL teams' preseason data provided by team sources, Snell checks in at 5-foot-11, 222 pounds. He has 30.38-inch arms, 9-inch hands, and a wingspan of 73.13 inches. He is said to run the 40 in 4.68 seconds.

    Snell was fantastic in 2015, taking 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.

    In 2017, defenses sold out to stop Snell, but he still averaged 5.1 yards per carry for 1,333 yards with 19 touchdowns on 262 carries. He also had 10 receptions for 72 yards. Snell has good size with a burst and is a tough runner who picks up yards after contact. He looks like an early-round talent.


  15. L.J. Scott, RB, Michigan State
    Height: 6-0. Weight: 227. Arm: 32.13. Hand: 9.38.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.60. Three Cone: 7.27.
    Bench: 21. Vertical: 33. Broad: 10-0.
    Projected Round (2019): 4-6.

    4/23/19: Two NFL running backs coaches told me that Scott impressed them at the combine with how he looked running the ball in the field drills and his work as a receiver. Scott was injured for a lot of 2018 and missed eight games. As such he had just 79 carries, which he turned into a total of 263 yards - a 3.3-yard average. Scott also had 10 receptions for 95 yards. The injuries could cause Scott to slide even though he has the skill set of an early-rounder.

    8/28/18 According to NFL teams' preseason data provided by team sources, Scott checks in at 6-foot, 225 pounds. He has 32.13-inch arms and 9.5-inch hands. He is said to run the 40 in 4.60 seconds.

    Scott averaged 4.5 yards per carry in 2017 for 898 yards and eight touchdowns. He totaled 20 receptions for 146 yards and a touchdown as well. Sources think that Scott is more than just a power back. They like Scott's surprising speed and believe he has the athletic ability to be more than a North-South runner. He is patient and has feet that can make tacklers miss. He needs to work on his ball security though.

    Scouts think that Scott could be even more athletic and quicker if he drops some weight. They talk about how Le'Veon Bell was too heavy at Michigan State and became a different player after losing weight at the direction of the Steelers. Scott may not get a lot of notice, but teams are eyeing him as a value pick. Scott ran for 994 yards on 184 carries - a 5.4-yard average - with six touchdowns as a sophomore.


  16. Karan Higdon, RB, Michigan
    Height: 5-9. Weight: 206. Arm: 30.50. Hand: 9.63.
    40 Time: 4.49. 10-Yd: 1.53.
    Bench: 21. Vertical: 34. Broad: 10-3.
    Projected Round (2019): 4-6.

    4/23/19: Higdon ran well at the Senior Bowl, showing quickness to hit the hole and accelerate downfield. He then ran well at the combine, turning in a fast 40. Higdon does not have the size of a three-down starter, but he could be a quality backup and change-of-pace back. In 2018, Higdon averaged 5.3 yards per carry for 1,178 yards with 10 touchdowns. He also had seven receptions for 43 yards.

    8/28/18: Higdon is a smaller back who has some real quickness. In 2017, he had only 164 carries, but he turned that into 994 yards and 11 touchdowns with an average of 6.1 yards per carry. He had eight receptions for 131 yards as well. As a sophomore, Higdon averaged 5.9 yards per carry for 425 yards with six scores.


  17. Bruce Anderson, RB, North Dakota State
    Height: 5-11. Weight: 209. Arm: 32.25. Hand: 9.00.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.58.
    Projected Round (2019): 4-6.

    4/23/19: Anderson averaged 7.5 yards per carry for 924 yards and nine touchdowns as a senior. He also had 12 receptions for 199 yards and three scores. Anderson has a good build to him. He did not participate in the combine.


  18. Dexter Williams, RB, Notre Dame
    Height: 5-11. Weight: 212. Arm: 32.63. Hand: 9.50.
    40 Time: 4.57. Three Cone: 7.00.
    Bench: 17. Vertical: 36. Broad: 10-10.
    Projected Round (2019): 4-6.

    4/23/19: Williams did not get to shoulder the load for the Fighting Irish until his senior year, but he made the most of it by averaging 6.3 yards per carry in 2018 for 995 yards and 12 touchdowns. He had 16 receptions for 133 yards and a touchdown as well. As a backup during his junior year, Williams averaged 9.2 yards per carry on only 39 attempts for 360 yards and four scores. Williams had a respectable week of practice at the Senior Bowl and had a similar showing at the combine.


  19. Jalin Moore, RB, Appalachian State
    Height: 5-10. Weight: 212. Arm: 32.38. Hand: 9.25.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.59.
    Bench: 27.
    Projected Round (2019): 4-6.

    4/23/19: Moore missed seven games in 2018, but he impressed enough over his collegiate career to earn an invitation to the Senior Bowl. Moore averaged 6.3 yards per carry in 2018 for 400 yards and six touchdowns. His best season came as a sophomore with 5.9 yards per carry for 1,402 yards with 10 touchdowns. He ran for 1,037 yards with 12 touchdowns while averaging 5.7 yards per carry in 2017.


  20. Jordan Scarlett*, RB, Florida
    Height: 5-10. Weight: 208. Arm: 30.38. Hand: 8.88.
    40 Time: 4.47. Three Cone: 7.37.
    Bench: 21. Vertical: 30. Broad: 9-8.
    Projected Round (2019): 5-7.

    4/23/19: Scarlett averaged 5.9 yards per carry in 2018 for 776 yards with five touchdowns. He also had 10 receptions for 84 yards. Scarlett ran well, but Lamical Perine was the best back for the Gators. Scarlett ran faster than expected at the combine, putting up a time that could really help him to get drafted.

    8/28/18: Scarlett didn't play in 2017 due to being suspended indefinitely. He was charged with credit-card fraud before entering a pre-trial diversion program in early November, 2017. Scarlett is expected to be back on the field for the Gators in 2018, but he is going to have earn back a starting job and playing time.

    Scarlett enjoyed a breakout sophomore season, averaging 5.0 yards per carry for 889 yards with six touchdowns. He is a physical, downhill back who has nice quickness. Scarlett could have had more production that season, but Florida's offense was held back by quarterback play that led to a weak passing offense and many drives ending in punts. If the Gators can pass enough to keep defenses honest, Scarlett could have a big season because he is a talented runner.


  21. Rodney Anderson*, RB, Oklahoma
    Height: 6-0. Weight: 224. Arm: 30.75. Hand: 9.75.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.50.
    Bench: 25.
    Projected Round (2019): 5-7.

    4/23/19: Anderson totaled 119 yards in 2018 on 11 carries with two touchdowns before suffering a season-ending knee injury. He declared for the 2019 NFL Draft rather than try to go back to Oklahoma.

    8/28/18: According to NFL teams' preseason data provided by team sources, Anderson checks in at 6-foot-1, 219 pounds. He is said to run the 40 in 4.50 seconds. The durability concerns are going to kill his draft grade, and some teams may flunk him medically as he has had three season ending injuries in four years.

    With Joe Mixon and Samaje Perine in the NFL, Anderson took over as Oklahoma's feature back and had an impressive 2017 season. On the year, he averaged 5.9 yards per carry for 960 yards and 11 touchdowns on only 162 carries. He also had 16 receptions for 283 yards and three touchdowns.

    Even though he has a build with size, Anderson shows impressive speed with first-step quickness and a burst to get to the second level. In the tackle box, he runs with nice knee bend to stay behind his pads and plow through contact. Anderson flashes an ability to run angry and charges hard downhill. When he gets to the open field, he stands up higher to run away from defenders. Anderson also shows superb receiving ability. He runs good routes, adjusts well to the ball, makes acrobatic catches, and has soft hands. While Anderson is not a burner back like Chris Johnson, Anderson has a combination of size, speed, and receiving ability that reminds this analyst of Arian Foster and DeMarco Murray.


  22. Travis Homer*, RB, Miami
    Height: 5-10. Weight: 201. Arm: 31.50. Hand: 10.00.
    40 Time: 4.48. 10-Yd: 1.53. Three Cone: 7.07.
    Bench: 17. Vertical: 39.5. Broad: 10-10.
    Projected Round (2019): 5-7.

    4/23/19: Homer averaged 6.0 yards per carry as a junior for 985 yards and four touchdowns. His best value for the NFL could come as a receiving back, as he had 19 catches as a junior and 18 in his sophomore season. In 2017, he averaged 5.9 yards per carry for 966 yards and eight touchdowns. Homer does not have the size to be a three-down starter, but he could be a backup who contributes in the passing game. Homer ran fast times at the combine.


  23. Alexander Mattison*, RB, Boise State
    Height: 5-10. Weight: 221. Arm: 31.00. Hand: 9.13.
    40 Time: 4.67. 10-Yd: 1.51. Three Cone: 7.13.
    Bench: 22. Vertical: 35. Broad: 10-7.
    Projected Round (2019): 5-7.

    4/23/19: Mattison was a workhorse for Boise State in 2018, toting the ball 302 times for 1,415 yards - 4.7 average - and 17 touchdowns. He also showed some nice receiving ability with 27 receptions for 173 yards. As a sophomore, Mattison averaged 5.1 yards per carry for 1,086 yards with 12 touchdowns. He had 28 catches for 284 yards and a score that season.


  24. Ryquell Armstead, RB/FB, Temple
    Height: 5-11. Weight: 220. Arm: 30.50. Hand: 9.50.
    40 Time: 4.45. 10-Yd: 1.53. Three Cone: 7.02.
    Bench: 22. Vertical: 30. Broad: 9-6.
    Projected Round (2019): 5-7.

    4/23/19: Armstead really helped himself with a fast 40 time at the combine to go along with showing off good size. Jim Nagy, the Executive Director of the Senior Bowl, was raving about Armstead earlier in the year, and Armstead could be one of the few fullbacks who ends up being draftable in the 2019 NFL Draft. He played running back for Temple, but the tough runner could transition to fullback in the NFL. In 2018, he ran for 13 touchdowns with 1,042 yards. Armstead would have the ability to contribute as a short-yardage runner and also could be a good candidate to be a core special teams player. The senior helped himself with a strong 2018 season and had a respectable week at the Senior Bowl.

    8/28/18: Armstead flashed as a sophomore when he averaged 5.9 yards per carry for 919 yards with 14 touchdowns. He fell back as a junior with 553 yards, a 3.9 yards-per-carry average, and four touchdowns.


  25. Tony Pollard, RB, Memphis
    Height: 5-11. Weight: 210. Arm: 30.00. Hand: 9.50.
    40 Time: 4.52.
    Bench: 13. Vertical: 35. Broad: 10-1.
    Projected Round (2019): 5-7.

    4/23/19: Pollard was a dangerous runner and receiving option for Memphis in 2018. He averaged 7.1 yards per carry on only 78 attempts for 552 yards with six touchdowns. He also caught 39 passes for 458 yards with three scores. The previous season saw Pollard catch 36 passes for 536 yards and four touchdowns. Pollard is athletic and has some speed. He had a nice showing in practice at the Senior Bowl.


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

    4/23/19: Crockett is a thick back who has the size to be a three-down starter. The junior averaged 4.8 yards per carry in 2018 for 709 yards for seven touchdowns. He had 12 receptions for 88 yards in 2018. Crockett's best season came as a freshman in 2016 when he totaled 1,062 yards while averaging 6.9 yards per carry. He ran for 10 touchdowns that season. Crockett really helped himself with an excellent pro day, including a fast 40 time highlighting a unique combination of size and speed.


  27. James Williams*, RB, Washington State
    Height: 5-9. Weight: 197. Arm: 30.38. Hand: 9.25.
    40 Time: 4.58. Three Cone: 7.01.
    Vertical: 36.5. Broad: 9-10.
    Projected Round (2019): 6-FA.

    4/23/19: In 2018, Williams averaged 4.6 per carry for 560 yards with 12 touchdowns. He showed intriguing receiving skills with 83 receptions for 613 yards and four touchdowns. Williams could be a backup receiving back in the NFL.


  28. Kerrith Whyte Jr.*, RB, Florida Atlantic
    Height: 5-10. Weight: 200.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.50.
    Projected Round (2019): 6-FA.

    4/23/19: In 2018, White averaged 6.5 yards per carry for 866 yards with eight touchdowns. He had 10 receptions for 160 yards and two scores as well. His best value comes on special teams, where he was a solid kick returner for Florida Atlantic over the past three seasons.


  29. Qadree Ollison, RB/FB, Pittsburgh
    Height: 6-0. Weight: 228. Arm: 31.50. Hand: 9.63.
    40 Time: 4.58. 10-Yd: 1.53. Three Cone: 7.53.
    Bench: 19. Vertical: 29.5. Broad: 9-6.
    Projected Round (2019): 6-FA.

    4/23/19: Ollison averaged 6.3 yards per carry in 2018 for 1,213 yards with 11 touchdowns. He had 11 receptions for 66 yards as well.

    8/28/18: Ollison had a breakout freshman year, averaging 5.3 yards per carry for 1,121 yards with 11 touchdowns. Since then he hasn't produced much for Pittsburgh, including only 398 yards and five scores as a junior, but he did have 23 catches for 194 yards that season. Ollison needs a big senior year.


  30. Darwin Thompson*, RB, Utah State
    Height: 5-8. Weight: 200.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.50.
    Projected Round (2019): 6-FA.

    4/23/19: In 2018, Thompson averaged 6.8 yards per carry for 1,044 yards with 14 touchdowns. He also caught 23 passes for 351 yards and two scores. Thompson should have returned to school, but he entered the 2019 NFL Draft.


  31. Travon McMillan, RB, Colorado
    Height: 6-0. Weight: 200.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.57.
    Projected Round (2019): 7-FA.

    4/23/19: In 2018, McMillan averaged 5.0 yards per carry for 1,009 yards and seven touchdowns.

    8/28/18: McMillan averaged 4.2 yards per carry in 2017 for 439 yards with two touchdowns with 12 receptions for 173 yards and three scores. He impressed in 2015 in his debut season for Virginia Tech, running for 1,042 yards with seven touchdowns. His production dipped to 671 yards and seven touchdowns - a 4.6-yard average - in 2016. Under a new coaching staff, quarterback Jerod Evans was the Hokies' leading rusher. After three years with the Hokies, McMillan transferred to Colorado.


  32. Rodney Smith, RB, Minnesota
    Height: 5-11. Weight: 209.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.56.
    Projected Round (2019): 7-FA.

    4/23/19: Versus New Mexico State, Smith ran for 153 yards on 24 carries. He also had one reception for 21 yards. Smith didn't play after Week 2.

    8/28/18: Smith averaged 4.3 yards per carry in 2017 for 977 yards with three touchdowns. His best season came as a sophomore when he averaged 4.8 yards per carry for 1,158 yards and 16 touchdowns. Over three seasons, he has 56 receptions. Smith could have backup potential for the next level.


  33. Jacques Patrick, RB/FB, Florida State
    Height: 6-3. Weight: 231.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.58.
    Projected Round (2019): 7-FA.

    4/23/19: Patrick averaged 3.5 yards per carry during the 2018 season for 378 yards with one touchdown. He also recorded 17 receptions for 204 yards.

    8/28/18: Patrick is a big back who would be a starter at most schools, but with Dalvin Cook and then Cam Akers, Patrick has been a backup at Florida State. In 2017, Patrick averaged 5.8 yards per carry for 687 yards with six touchdowns. He also had 19 receptions for 145 yards. Patrick could compete to be a backup running back and special teams contributor in the NFL.


  34. Darrin Hall, RB, Pittsburgh
    Height: 5-11. Weight: 220.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.58.
    Projected Round (2019): 7-FA.

    4/23/19: In 2018, Hall averaged 7.5 yards per carry for 1,144 yards with 10 touchdowns. He totaled 15 receptions for 66 yards.

    8/28/18: Hall is a thick back with a nose for the end zone. In 2017, he averaged 4.9 yards per carry for 628 yards with nine touchdowns. He also had 16 receptions for 157 yards and one score. Hall needs a big senior year.


2021 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

2022 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

2023 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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