Two Running Backs Coaches Discuss Which Running Backs Impressed Them the Most
Updated March 2, 2019
By Charlie Campbell. Follow Charlie on Twitter @draftcampbell.
WalterFootball.com caught up with two running back coaches the night after the running back prospects worked out at the NFL Scouting Combine. Independently, the two coaches - one from an AFC playoff team; one from an NFC playoff team - both named the same three running backs as the players who impressed them during the field workout. They were Ohio State's Mike Weber, Penn State's Miles Sanders and Michigan State's L.J. Scott. <br> <br>
The coaches liked how all three of players looked in the field work. They thought they looked good, showing athleticism in the route running with quickness and agility to contribute in the passing game. They also liked how each of those backs has size to them, as Weber (5-9, 211), Scott (6-0, 227), and Sanders (5-10, 211) have the build to handle a pro workload. <br> <br>
Both coaches said that trio of backs really helped themselves in Indianapolis, showing the size and skill sets to be considered to have three-down starting talent with the ability to contribute as runners or receivers.