2022 NFL Draft Prospects: Running Back



The top 2022 Running Back prospects available for the 2022 NFL Draft. * - denotes 2022 prospect. ** - denotes 2025 prospect.

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2020 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

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

  1. Previous Seasons

    • '21 - D'Andre Swift, Georgia
    • '21 - Travis Etienne, Clemson
    • '21 - Travis Etienne, Clemson
    • '21 - Travis Etienne, Clemson
    • '21 - Travis Etienne, Clemson
    • '21 - Travis Etienne, Clemson
    • '21 - Travis Etienne, Clemson
    • '21 - Travis Etienne, Clemson
    • '21 - Travis Etienne, Clemson
    • '21 - Travis Etienne, Clemson
    • '20 - D'Andre Swift, Georgia
    • '19 - Josh Jacobs, Alabama
    Kenny Gainwell*, RB, Memphis
    Height: 5-11. Weight: 191.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.47.
    Projected Round (2022): 1-3.
    View Ranking History

    7/6/20: Gainwell was an electric playmaker for Memphis as a redshirt freshman in 2019 and jumped out to teams. He averaged 6.3 yards per carry for 1,459 yards with 13 touchdowns. He also was a superb receiver out of the backfield recording 51 receptions for 610 yards and three scores through the air.

    Gainwell is a fast and explosive back who is a threat to rip off a long gain on any touch. The 5-foot-11, 191-pounder could stand to get stronger for the NFL, but he is a young and has time to develop physically




  2. Previous Seasons

    • '21 - Jonathan Taylor, Wisconsin
    • '21 - Chuba Hubbard, Oklahoma State
    • '21 - Kenny Gainwell, Memphis
    • '21 - Kenny Gainwell, Memphis
    • '21 - Kenny Gainwell, Memphis
    • '21 - Kenny Gainwell, Memphis
    • '21 - Kenny Gainwell, Memphis
    • '21 - Najee Harris, Alabama
    • '21 - Najee Harris, Alabama
    • '21 - Najee Harris, Alabama
    • '20 - Jonathan Taylor, Wisconsin
    • '19 - Miles Sanders, Penn State
    Chuba Hubbard, RB, Oklahoma State
    Height: 6-1. Weight: 207.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.52.
    Projected Round (2022): 2-4.
    View Ranking History

    7/6/20: Hubbard took college football by storm in 2019, and he entered the final month of the regular season as the nation's leading rusher. Hubbard averaged 6.4 yards per carry in 2019 for 2,094 yards with 21 touchdowns. He had 23 catches for 198 yards as well.

    Hubbard lacks elite power and is a bit of a straight-line runner, but he has good vision and feel. Hubbard is a hard-charging back who has good contact balance with instincts. While Hubbard is a former track competitor, he is not a blazer. For the NFL, Hubbard has starting potential and can make some plays in the passing game. In speaking with some scouts, they felt that Hubbard had a shot to go in the second round if he had entered the 2020 NFL Draft after his redshirt sophomore season.

    As a redshirt freshman, Hubbard averaged six yards per carry for 740 yards with seven touchdowns and 22 receptions for 229 yards and two scores


  3. Previous Seasons

    • '21 - Travis Etienne, Clemson
    • '21 - Kylin Hill, Mississippi State
    • '21 - Chuba Hubbard, Oklahoma State
    • '21 - Najee Harris, Alabama
    • '21 - Najee Harris, Alabama
    • '21 - Najee Harris, Alabama
    • '21 - Najee Harris, Alabama
    • '21 - Kenny Gainwell, Memphis
    • '21 - Kenny Gainwell, Memphis
    • '21 - Kenny Gainwell, Memphis
    • '20 - Clyde Edwards-Helaire, LSU
    • '19 - Darrell Henderson, Memphis
    C.J. Verdell*, RB, Oregon
    Height: 5-9. Weight: 210.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.52.
    Projected Round (2022): 2-4.
    View Ranking History

    7/6/20: Verdell was a steady producer for Oregon in 2019, ripping off some big runs and having a monster performance against Utah in the Pac-12 Championship game. Verdell averaged 6.2 yards per carry in 2019 for 1,220 yards with eight touchdowns on the year. He also had 14 receptions for 125 yards. Verdell isn't a big back, but he has speed and cutting ability


  4. Previous Seasons

    • '21 - Eno Benjamin, Arizona State
    • '21 - Najee Harris, Alabama
    • '21 - Kylin Hill, Mississippi State
    • '21 - Kylin Hill, Mississippi State
    • '21 - Kylin Hill, Mississippi State
    • '21 - Kylin Hill, Mississippi State
    • '21 - Kylin Hill, Mississippi State
    • '21 - Chuba Hubbard, Oklahoma State
    • '21 - Javonte Williams, North Carolina
    • '21 - Kylin Hill, Mississippi State
    • '20 - Cam Akers, Florida State
    • '19 - Damien Harris, Alabama
    Kennedy Brooks*, RB, Oklahoma
    Height: 5-11. Weight: 209.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.56.
    Projected Round (2022): 3-5.
    View Ranking History

    7/6/20: Brooks was the Sooners' feature back during the 2019 season, and he ran well for them. He showed nice quickness and has quality size. With Jalen Hurts in the NFL, Brooks could take on a larger workload as a junior because the Sooners may do less running with their quarterback. It would help Brooks' draft stock to show more receiving ability in 2020




  5. Previous Seasons

    • '21 - Kylin Hill, Mississippi State
    • '21 - C.J. Verdell, Oregon
    • '21 - Najee Harris, Alabama
    • '21 - C.J. Verdell, Oregon
    • '21 - C.J. Verdell, Oregon
    • '21 - C.J. Verdell, Oregon
    • '21 - C.J. Verdell, Oregon
    • '21 - Javonte Williams, North Carolina
    • '21 - Chuba Hubbard, Oklahoma State
    • '21 - Rhamondre Stevenson, Oklahoma
    • '20 - J.K. Dobbins, Ohio State
    • '19 - Mike Weber, Ohio State
    Master Teague*, RB, Ohio State
    Height: 5-11. Weight: 220.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.58.
    Projected Round (2022): 2-4.
    View Ranking History



  6. Previous Seasons

    • '21 - J.K. Dobbins, Ohio State
    • '21 - Jatarvious Whitlow, Auburn
    • '21 - C.J. Verdell, Oregon
    • '21 - Chuba Hubbard, Oklahoma State
    • '21 - Chuba Hubbard, Oklahoma State
    • '21 - Chuba Hubbard, Oklahoma State
    • '21 - Chuba Hubbard, Oklahoma State
    • '21 - Zamir White, Georgia
    • '21 - Zamir White, Georgia
    • '21 - Michael Carter, North Carolina
    • '20 - Zack Moss, Utah
    • '19 - David Montgomery, Iowa State
    Keaontay Ingram, RB, Texas
    Height: 6-0. Weight: 220.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.58.
    Projected Round (2022): 3-5.
    View Ranking History



  7. Previous Seasons

    • '21 - C.J. Verdell, Oregon
    • '21 - Trey Ragas, La.-Lafayette
    • '21 - Kennedy Brooks, Oklahoma
    • '21 - Kennedy Brooks, Oklahoma
    • '21 - Kennedy Brooks, Oklahoma
    • '21 - Kennedy Brooks, Oklahoma
    • '21 - Kennedy Brooks, Oklahoma
    • '21 - C.J. Verdell, Oregon
    • '21 - C.J. Verdell, Oregon
    • '21 - Larry Rountree, Missouri
    • '20 - A.J. Dillon, Boston College
    • '19 - Wes Hills, Slippery Rock
    Max Borghi, RB, Washington State
    Height: 5-10. Weight: 197.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.56.
    Projected Round (2022): 3-5.
    View Ranking History



  8. Previous Seasons

    • '21 - Cam Akers, Florida State
    • '21 - Anthony McFarland Jr., Maryland
    • '21 - Rakeem Boyd, Arkansas
    • '21 - Rakeem Boyd, Arkansas
    • '21 - Rakeem Boyd, Arkansas
    • '21 - Rakeem Boyd, Arkansas
    • '21 - Rakeem Boyd, Arkansas
    • '21 - Kylin Hill, Mississippi State
    • '21 - Rhamondre Stevenson, Oklahoma
    • '21 - Javonte Williams, North Carolina
    • '20 - Ke'Shawn Vaughn, Vanderbilt
    • '19 - Devin Singletary, Florida Atlantic
    Zamir White*, RB, Georgia
    Height: 6-0. Weight: 215.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.56.
    Projected Round (2022): 3-5.
    View Ranking History



  9. Previous Seasons

    • '21 - Najee Harris, Alabama
    • '21 - Kennedy Brooks, Oklahoma
    • '21 - Larry Rountree III, Missouri
    • '21 - Larry Rountree III, Missouri
    • '21 - Larry Rountree III, Missouri
    • '21 - Larry Rountree III, Missouri
    • '21 - Larry Rountree III, Missouri
    • '21 - Michael Carter, North Carolina
    • '21 - Michael Carter, North Carolina
    • '21 - Demetric Felton, UCLA
    • '20 - Joshua Kelley, UCLA
    • '19 - Bryce Love, Stanford
    Chris Curry*, RB, LSU
    Height: 6-0. Weight: 215.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.53.
    Projected Round (2022): 3-5.
    View Ranking History





  10. Previous Seasons

    • '21 - Jatarvious Whitlow, Auburn
    • '21 - Jermar Jefferson, Oregon State
    • '21 - Keaontay Ingram, Texas
    • '21 - Keaontay Ingram, Texas
    • '21 - Keaontay Ingram, Texas
    • '21 - Keaontay Ingram, Texas
    • '21 - Max Borghi, Washington State
    • '21 - Kennedy Brooks, Oklahoma
    • '21 - Kylin Hill, Mississippi State
    • '21 - Chuba Hubbard, Oklahoma State
    • '20 - J.J. Taylor, Arizona
    • '19 - Trayveon Williams, Texas A&M
    Javian Hawkins*, RB, Louisville
    Height: 5-9. Weight: 182.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.49.
    Projected Round (2022): 5-7.
    View Ranking History



  11. Previous Seasons

    • '21 - Trey Ragas, La.-Lafayette
    • '21 - Malik Davis, Florida
    • '21 - Max Borghi, Washington State
    • '21 - Max Borghi, Washington State
    • '21 - Max Borghi, Washington State
    • '21 - Max Borghi, Washington State
    • '21 - Zamir White, Georgia
    • '21 - Rakeem Boyd, Arkansas
    • '21 - Larry Rountree III, Missouri
    • '21 - Trey Sermon, Ohio State
    • '20 - Darrynton Evans, Appalachian State
    • '19 - Justice Hill, Oklahoma State
    Brenden Knox, RB, Marshall
    Height: 6-0. Weight: 220.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.56.
    Projected Round (2022): 5-7.
    View Ranking History



  12. Previous Seasons

    • '21 - A.J. Dillon, Boston College
    • '21 - Brian Robinson Jr., Alabama
    • '21 - Zamir White, Georgia
    • '21 - Zamir White, Georgia
    • '21 - Zamir White, Georgia
    • '21 - Zamir White, Georgia
    • '21 - Elijah Mitchell, La.-Lafayette
    • '21 - Larry Rountree III, Missouri
    • '21 - Trey Sermon, Ohio State
    • '21 - Rakeem Boyd, Arkansas
    • '20 - Eno Benjamin, Arizona State
    • '19 - Elijah Holyfield, Georgia
    Dameon Pierce, RB, Florida
    Height: 5-10. Weight: 207.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.56.
    Projected Round (2022): 6-FA.
    View Ranking History



  13. Previous Seasons

    • '21 - Anthony McFarland Jr., Maryland
    • '21 - Billy McCrary, Abilene Christian
    • '21 - Chris Curry, LSU
    • '21 - Chris Curry, LSU
    • '21 - Chris Curry, LSU
    • '21 - Chris Curry, LSU
    • '21 - Trey Ragas, La.-Lafayette
    • '21 - Max Borghi, Washington State
    • '21 - Kennedy Brooks, Oklahoma
    • '21 - Trey Ragas, La.-Lafayette
    • '20 - Darius Anderson, TCU
    • '19 - Myles Gaskin, Washington
    Malik Davis, RB, Florida
    Height: 5-11. Weight: 195.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.52.
    Projected Round (2022): 7-FA.
    View Ranking History





2020 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

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





 








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