2025 NFL Draft Prospects: Running Back



The top 2025 Running Back prospects available for the 2025 NFL Draft. * – denotes 2026 prospect. ** – denotes 2027 prospect.

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2023 NFL Draft Position Rankings:
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2024 NFL Draft Position Rankings:
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2025 NFL Draft Position Rankings:
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1. Oklahoma State image Ollie Gordon II*, RB, Oklahoma State
Height: 6-1. Weight: 211.
Projected 40 Time: 4.53.
Projected Round (2025): 2-3.

6/6/24: Gordon was one of the most effective running backs in college football in 2023, as he ripped off 1,732 yards with 21 touchdowns while averaging 6.1 yards per carry. He also showed functional receiving ability for a big back, with 39 catches for 330 yards and a touchdown. As a runner, Gordon has impressive vision and contact balance and can pick up yards after contact. He has quality speed for a big back with a straight-line burst to outrun some defenders on long runs. Gordon has soft hands and is natural catching the ball. He could stand to improve his knee bend to run more behind his pads as he is prone to running upright. He also requires some steps to hit top speed, so improving his burst would be helpful for the NFL.



2. Ohio State image TreVeyon Henderson, RB, Ohio State
Height: 5-10. Weight: 214.
Projected 40 Time: 4.50.
Projected Round (2025): 2-3.

6/6/24: In 2023, Henderson averaged 5.9 yards per carry for 926 yards and 11 touchdowns. He had 19 receptions for 229 yards as well. Henderson put together an impressive freshman year in 2021 and was too talented to keep on the bench behind more experienced upperclassmen. He averaged 6.8 yards per carry that season for 1,248 yards and 15 touchdowns on only 183 carries. Henderson also was an impressive receiving back, snatching 27 passes for 312 yards and four scores. Before getting injured in 2022, he averaged 5.3 yards per carry for 571 yards and six touchdowns. With his impressive skill set, Henderson has upside to explode in 2024.



3. Michigan image Donovan Edwards, RB, Michigan
Height: 6-1. Weight: 204.
Projected 40 Time: 4.50.
Projected Round (2025): 2-3.

6/6/24: Edwards took 119 carries for 497 yards – 4.2 average – and five touchdowns in 2023. He also caught 30 passes for 249 yards. Edwards was the backup to Blake Corum over the past few seasons, but Edwards was superb to close out 2023 and 2022, showing a real combination of size and speed. He was phenomenal in the 2022 games against Ohio State (22-216-2), Purdue (25-185-1) and TCU (23-119). Edwards has quality size and impressive speed.



4. Georgia image Trevor Etienne*, RB, Georgia
Height: 5-9. Weight: 217.
Projected 40 Time: 4.49.
Projected Round (2025): 2-3.

6/6/24: After the 2023 season, Etienne transferred to Georgia from Florida. With the Gators in 2023, Etienne averaged 5.7 yards per carry for 753 yards and eight touchdowns. He also notched 21 receptions for 172 yards. Etienne played really well as a freshman and produced for the Gators despite not getting a big work load. He averaged 6.1 yards per carry on 118 carries for 719 yards and six touchdowns. He also had nine catches for 66 yards. Etienne is a physical runner with a strong build and quickness.



5. Florida image Montrell Johnson, RB, Florida
Height: 5-11. Weight: 218.
Projected 40 Time: 4.56.
Projected Round (2025): 3-4.

6/624: Johnson averaged 5.4 yards per carry in 2023 for 817 yards and five touchdowns. Trevor Etienne was the feature back, while Johnson served as the No. 2, but Johnson would have been the starter at most schools. He is a tough downhill runner who picks up yards after contact and has quickness in a strong build. Now that Etienne has transferred to Georgia, Johnson should be the workhorse for the Gators in 2024.

Johnson followed head coach Billy Napier from La.-Lafayette to Florida, and Johnson hit the ground running in the SEC. While serving in a platoon backfield, Johnson averaged 5.4 yards per carry in 2022 for 841 yards and 10 touchdowns. Johnson would have been the feature back for most programs, but at Florida, he split carries with Trevor Etienne and running quarterback Anthony Richardson. As a freshman with the Ragin’ Cajuns, he averaged 5.2 yards per carry for 838 yards and 12 touchdowns. Johnson is a strong, downhill, physical runner who is tough to tackle. He could help himself to show more receiving ability.



6. Florida State image Roydell Williams, RB, Florida State
Height: 5-10. Weight: 214.
Projected 40 Time: 4.52.
Projected Round (2025): 3-4.

6/6/24: Williams was a backup at Alabama in 2023, averaging 5.0 yards per carry for 560 yards and five touchdowns. He also took 11 receptions for 58 yards and a score. Williams would have been the feature back at most schools. He has a strong build and quickness.



7. Arizona image Jonah Coleman*, RB, Arizona
Height: 5-9. Weight: 225.
Projected 40 Time: 4.51.
Projected Round (2025): 3-5.

6/6/24: Coleman ran well for the Wildcats in 2021 averaging 6.8 yards per carry for 871 yards with five touchdowns. He also caught 25 passes for 283 yards with a touchdown. Coleman has a short, strong build with some quickness. In a potent offense, Coleman has flashed next-level ability.



8. Georgia image Brandon Robinson*, RB, Georgia
Height: 5-10. Weight: 220.
Projected 40 Time: 4.50.
Projected Round (2025): 3-5.

6/6/24: Robinson figures to be the secondary back to Trevor Etienne, but Robinson would be the starter at most schools. In 2023 he averaged 4.9 yards per carry for 330 yards and three touchdowns. Robinson



9. Alabama image Jam Miller*, RB, Alabama
Height: 5-10. Weight: 201.
Projected 40 Time: 4.49.
Projected Round (2025): 3-5.

6/6/24: Miller is the favorite to take over for Jace McClellan in 2024 although Miller will have to beat out some talented competitors to be the feature back for the Crimson Tide. In 2023 he averaged 4.9 yards per carry for 201 yards and a touchdown. He caught four passes for 73 yards and a touchdown.



10. South Florida image Nay'Quan Wright, RB, South Florida
Height: 5-9. Weight: 196.
Projected 40 Time: 4.56.
Projected Round (2024): 7-FA.

2/24/24: Wright averaged 4.4 yards per carry in 2023 for 797 yards and eight touchdowns. Wright flashed in 2021 for Florida, but in 2022, he was buried on the depth chart behind some talented runners. That situation led to Wright transferring to South Florida for 2023.



11. Nevada image Pat Garwo III, RB, Nevada
Height: 5-8. Weight: 214.
Projected 40 Time: 4.55.
Projected Round (2024): FA.

2/24/24: While playing for Boston College, Garwo averaged 5.2 yards per carry in 2023 for 270 yards and a touchdown. Garwo flashed some ability in 2021 with an average of 5.1 yards per carry for 1,045 yards and seven touchdowns. While his rushing production declined in 2022, he did well as a receiver with 29 catches for 241 yards. After the 2023 season, Garwo transferred to Nevada.



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

2024 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

2025 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