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2016 NFL Draft: Complete Running Back Rankings

We continue our full positional rankings series in the build up to the 2016 draft with a look at the running back rankings. 25 runners have

We continue our full positional rankings series in the build up to the 2016 draft with a look at the running back rankings. 25 runners have been given a draftable grade, among the full list here of 100 RB’s scouted, graded and ranked. Sr = Senior, Jr = Junior, So = Sophomore. An “r” prefix indicates a redshirt year (sat out for a year without playing, usually their first year of college) 1. Ezekiel Elliot, Ohio State, Jr – 1st Round The junior back finished up his fantastic Buckeyes career with 1,878 yards on 273 carries, a 6.88 yards per carry (YPC) average, and 23 touchdowns in 2015. The production was consistently impressive, going over 100 yards in 12 of the 13 Ohio State games this season. His only blemish being a rather forgettable performance in their costly single loss to Michigan State, with only 12 rushes for 33 yards. What wasn’t forgettable was the unfortunate comments in the heat of the moment that followed that defeat, as Elliot called out his own coaches for bad playcalling before announcing his departure at the end of the year in a less than ideal manner. He did respond the right way in the remaining games to close out his college career on a high note in two big time performances versus rivals Michigan, then Notre Dame in the Fiesta Bowl. Elliot isn’t quite the unique talent Todd Gurley was out of college, but could end up being a higher pick regardless (Gurley went 10th overall). He is as complete a back as you can get, with no flaws to his game. Elliot has an ideal combination of size, strength and speed. He can create both up the middle and laterally, with the ability to churn out the tough yards just as well as he can break away and take the ball the distance on long runs. His vision and decision-making are superb, allowing him to create even when opponents are loading the box against him. What is really impressive in particular is the way Elliot lowers his shoulder to finish runs, initiating the contact and delivering hits himself on defenders rather than the other way around, always seeming to fall forward as he fights for extra yards. The toughness element is never lacking. That complete all-round ability extends to the passing game, where Elliot is very accomplished at running routes and catching out of the backfield. Though he hasn’t had a receiving touchdown since his freshman year, his 55 receptions the past two seasons are a solid contribution, and he looks very natural when called upon. Elliot is not just NFL ready, but ready to step in immediately as a focal point of an offense, which should more or less guarantee being another rare back these days to be worthy of an early first round pick – it should come as little surprise that he tops our running back rankings. 2. Derrick Henry, Alabama, Jr – 2nd Round The Heisman trophy winner appeared at times to be a man among boys this season. His bulldozing style up the middle wears down opponents and can take several defenders to bring him down. While not particularly elusive or blessed with quick changes of direction ability, when he gets up to full speed he is practically unstoppable at his size, and his signature stiff arm move flattens would-be tacklers. Unfortunately, he doesn’t always get that opportunity to accelerate, too often being stuffed within the first couple yards for little gain, and without the ability to move well laterally if the run defence clogs up the middle, forcing him to bounce outside where he is much less effective. Although his team won the national championship, and he did contribute 6 TDs in the big final three games of the year, Henry was (relatively) less effective against some strong defences in Florida, Michigan State and Clemson who limited him to 4.22 YPC over that stretch. Henry will have to prove over the pre-draft months in workouts that he can be a factor in the passing game. Though he had 5 receptions against Ole Miss in week 3, he caught just 4 passes over the 12 games since. That is in part due to the use of Kenyon Drake on passing downs, but still is a slight question. In limited opportunities he has shown good hands catching out of the backfield, and his ability to completely stonewall blitzing linebackers flying at him at full speed is impressive, giving Henry the ability to step in and contribute straight away for the team that drafts him. In his award-winning season, Henry finished with 2,219 yards on a heavy workload of 395 carries (a number higher than evaluators would like) at 5.62 YPC and 28 rushing scores. 3. Kenneth Dixon, Louisiana Tech, Sr – 2nd-3rd Round Dixon finished off a highly productive career that saw him leave with the second most combined rushing and receiving touchdowns in NCAA history with 87 in his four years. Though he missed time as a Senior, Dixon still finished with 1,070 yards (5.43 YPC), 19 rush TDs, as well as 467 yards receiving and 7 more TDs through the air. Outside of Elliot, Dixon might be the most complete back in this class, with his all-round game a big boost to his stock. He has the natural abilities and hands of a true receiver out of the backfield with the skills to then run after the catch and exploit space. He is also a real standout in pass protection that will earn him trust early on in his career. Dixon has good size but is probably close to maxed out on what he can add to his frame. Within that though is excellent strength, particularly in his lower body to keep the legs churning after contact. He shows good vision and lateral cuts to hit holes and make the most of space. Dixon is a bit limited athletically though. He doesn’t have true deep speed that sees him caught from behind when attempting to break long runs. His short-area quickness and changes of direction are fairly average too. He may never be an elite runner in the league, but should have a high floor at least, and his ability to contribute in all phases early on ought to see him off the board by the end of day 2 in the draft. 4. C.J. Prosise, Notre Dame, rJr – 3rd Round Prosise came out of absolutely nowhere to become one of the top running back prospects landing him at number four in our running back rankings for the 2016 draft. Originally a defensive back when first joining the Irish, he eventually moved to wide receiver where he was a solid if unspectacular contributor in 2014. During the off-season prior to the start of the 2015 games, Prosise decided to try out at running back to try and provide some depth at the position. He turned out to be a complete natural, and when lead back Tarean Folston went down injured early, Prosise stepped in and proved that the flashes he had shown in practice translated. Injury late in the year meant he was limited to just 157 carries on the season but still finished with 1,029 yards at 6.55 YPC and 11 rush TDs. His experience as a receiver made him an obvious threat out of the backfield too, with 26 receptions and a TD there too. What excites about Prosise is that he is just scratching the surface, and with his speed and power inside a big 220 lb frame, the potential upside could be big. He really makes the most out of every run, with a fairly simplistic approach that involves generally one cut then head north and go, no dancing around in the backfield. He eats up space when the hole opens in front, shows excellent balance, and then is tough to bring down. The biggest issue right now is unquestionably that he plays far too high with poor pad level, which he’ll need to work on and improve. Ball security is also a problem, having fumbled the ball five times this season. The lack of experience with just one season as a runner might also work against him slightly. His traits though, with his raw power and athleticism, reminds so much of what made Javorius Allen such a good prospect out of USC last year. Prosise looks so similar to Allen, who ended up with the Ravens and doing well in the second half of the season. 5. Jonathan Williams, Arkansas, Sr – 3rd Round Arkansas’ leading rusher in 2014, despite splitting carries with Alex Collins all year, Williams had his best season as a junior with just shy of 1,200 yards and 12 touchdowns on the ground, chipping in with a couple receiving scores as well. He was all set for a big final season with the Razorbacks, before an injury pre-season to his foot required surgery, costing him his entire 2015 season. Williams made the decision early on that he would choose to work on his recovery then enter the draft, rather than take a medical redshirt to return for a 5th year. Not only is Williams a powerful back with ideal NFL size, he has the outstanding movement and sharp changes of direction for a bigger bodied back. He truly moves like someone 20 lbs lighter. Proving that he can still do that post-injury is going to be so critical. Williams runs with outstanding work ethic and determination on each and every carry, showing toughness to fight for every additional yard he can get. Add in solid skills as a receiver out of the backfield and he has an all-round game to offer. Like Prosise, fumbling has been an issue, also losing five in his 2014 season. Entering the season, I had a 2nd round grade on Williams. Right now, with questions lingering, he would be too big a risk that early, but if all is positive in the pre-draft medicals, he could be a steal. 6. Jordan Howard, Indiana, Jr – 3rd Round The Hoosiers didn’t miss a step in transitioning past the loss of 2,000+ yard back Tevin Coleman to the NFL. After the UAB football program shut down, Howard chose Indiana to transfer to. Howard had been a great player his first two seasons for the Blazers, but playing for a school that receives little attention in a lesser conference meant he was not very well known to most. He will be now, after another excellent productive year against significantly better Big-10 opposition. Though he missed a fair bit of time over the course of the season with some injury troubles, he totalled 1,213 yards on just 196 rush attempts (6.18 YPC), and including his one through the air, contributed 10 touchdowns. The highlight performance that makes his case to NFL teams came versus the Michigan Wolverines. At the time of that game in week 11 of the season, Michigan ranked third in the nation in run defence, allowing just 80 yards per game on the ground. The junior back pounded away at them all game for 238 yards at 6.8 YPC, 2 rush TDs, and the afore-mentioned receiving TD. A lot of the runs weren’t pretty, churning out 3 yards here, 4 there, but he wore down a defence packed full of NFL-sized front seven players. The game epitomised his style. Howard is a bigger back at close to 230 lbs, and he uses that to his advantage. He doesn’t make the sharpest cuts or threaten too much hitting the edges, but is a force up the middle. His effort is on show every carry, battling for the maximum yardage after contact each play, keeping his legs moving to drive for additional distance. He may not make defenders miss, but he does have the knack for breaking tackles, and at the very least always falls forward for positive gain, even in a crowded box. He is a back built for the next level, and with 17 career games of over 100 yards, has plenty of production to back it up. 7. Devonte Booker, Utah, rSr – 3rd-4th Round After transferring in the Utah from a junior college, Booker exploded onto the PAC-12 scene with a huge 2014 season for over 1,800 total yards. It was a surprise therefore that he chose to return for his senior year rather than enter the 2015 draft, even more so as he is a little bit older, now set to be 24 as an NFL rookie. Booker did have another productive final season, hitting 1,261 rush yards and 11 rush TDs in his 10 games played. But the amount of touches he’s had and hits taken in the past couple seasons are a big concern, with 642 touches, an average of 28 per game. He missed the last three games of the season with a torn meniscus knee injury that required surgery and is still recovering from. The combination therefore of hits taken, wear and tear, durability to stay healthy and age are all knocks that will be factored in. Booker does have a solid combination of size and athleticism to offer, has decent vision and has proven he can be a focal point of a winning game plan. His versatility was constantly on show, in particularly proving effective as a receiver out of the backfield with 79 catches over his two years with the Utes. While his movement is decent, he does lack top end speed. Strength comes into question when he is asked to pass protect, an area that he is particularly poor in, including technically. Despite the big numbers overall, Booker has had his struggles against better opponents. In 2014 he averaged 5.18 YPC over the season, but was below 4.0 against Michigan, USC, Arizona State, Oregon and Colorado. The number of touches he has leads to some good totals, but his average in 2015 dropped to 4.71 as well. Booker has been a great playmaker for the Utes the last couple seasons, and you could see how much the team’s offense struggled without him down the stretch this year. However, there’s a lack of elite traits to get excited about and plenty reasons to doubt his effectiveness and long term durability to invest too highly in him. 8. Alex Collins, Arkansas, Jr – 4th Round It was no surprise to see Collins choose to enter the 2016 draft after the completion of this season. Scouts get concerned about the wear and tear of too many carries entering the league, and Collins has been a big time contributor for the Razorbacks right from his true freshman season and for three seasons now. In addition, he has proven himself under the pressure of being the lead back this year with his partner in the ground game Jonathan Williams out for the season, and was able to finish on such a high note in Arkansas’s bowl win over Kansas State that will be fresh in the memory of scouts, rushing for 185 yards at a massive 8.04 YPC and 3 touchdowns in his last college game. Collins has gone over 1,000 yards in each of his three seasons, the first two while splitting time with Williams. Collins has good size for the position, but isn’t great when moving laterally and changing direction, and is overall a bit limited as an athlete which was reflected in his combine numbers. In his earlier days, his game was mostly about north-south running for the most part, often without a great deal of vision or patience involved, but made it work through his excellent yards after contact, fighting and churning his legs or breaking tackles. He still does that, getting the most out of every run, always falling forward. Now though, he has shown improvement with his awareness and vision to create better. He still needs work to provide a complete game though. In three full seasons, Collins has provided just 27 career receptions. 9. Kenyan Drake, Alabama, Sr – 4th-5th Round He doesn’t see a great deal of touches over the course of a game or season, but Drake is a fantastic athlete (in particularly for his size), a versatile threat, and a dangerous weapon to add to any roster. He won’t be an every-down back in the NFL, but can be used in so many creative ways. Drake is an electric, dynamic player with the ability to take the ball the distance on any touch. Once he is free in space, he can make defenders miss, and outrun practically anyone. With Derrick Henry the obvious workhorse, Drake was used sparingly by Lane Kiffin this season, but made the most of his opportunities. His athletic abilities extend to frequently lining up as a receiver outside, where he shows natural traits to run routes and make the most of his speed. Out of the backfield, there’s few linebackers who have a chance of sticking with him, and he’ll continue to exploit that effectiveness in the NFL too. While he has good size, he’s not the most physical runner with it, lacks strength and could probably be a better all-round runner if he could improve in that area. His pass protection is pretty awful right now. Drake does come with some questions. He suffered an awful broken leg injury during the 2014 season that required surgery. Though he returned to great effect this year, it was a bad one, and will be checked closely in his medical. He also ran in to some trouble with Nick Saban over the course of his Alabama career, with suspensions and being held out of practices on occasions too. That’ll surely be looked in to as well. 10. Daniel Lasco, California, rSr – 4th-5th Round Goff and the pass game is the focus of the Bears offense but Cal did have a run game as well, led by Lasco. However, after an impressive junior campaign that saw him rush for 1,115 yards and 12 touchdowns (with 2 more through the air), injuries significantly limited his senior season to just 331 yards across eleven games. The pre-draft process has therefore been of great importance to Lasco to firstly prove that he’s healthy, but also to remind those who may have forgotten what he has to offer at the next level. He begun well by standing out at the East-West Shrine event in both practices and the game, but it was at the combine that he really blew people away with his athletic capabilities. Lasco was easily one of the top all-round performers in terms of the physical testing drills, blazing a 4.46 dash, showing the lower body explosion with a 41.5” vertical and a huge 11ft 3 broad jump, as well as showing good strength with 23 reps in the bench press. He’s more than just an athlete though. His overall totals in 2014 prove that, but he particularly stood out that season with a big time game against USC that nearly saw an unlikely comeback late on. He had bigger games statistically but in his 105 total yards he demonstrated the NFL level qualities with speed, power, fighting for extra yards after contact, his threat out of the backfield and the vision to maximise space in front of him. While very athletic, Lasco is at his best going straight forward, a one-cut type runner. His lateral moves and jumps do not generate the same kind of results. The pass protection at times can also be pretty ineffective and needs work, and ball security has let him down on a number of occasions. His upright running style isn’t the most efficient; he could better use his 6ft frame than he currently does. 11. Tyler Ervin, San Jose State, rSr – 5th Round Ervin has been a versatile player for the Spartans and then some, having featured over his career at not just running back but at slot receiver, cornerback, special teams returner and in special teams coverage. He’s at his best as a runner though, and despite his relatively smaller size, speed and exceptional short area quick-twitch movement, he is more than just an outside runner and a guy to get into space. Ervin has been impressively productive between the tackles, creating good yards up the middle by showing the vision and patience to set up and follow his blockers. The creativity to make something happen though leads to some spectacular big yardage plays. Ervin was another combine, and indeed senior bowl star, with a 4.41 dash, 39” vertical and 10ft 10 broad. That translates to his film where he has the ability to make defenders miss, juking laterally with ease and exploding through running lanes. He’s a threat to hit the end zone on practically any touch. While San Jose State don’t always play the greatest competition week in and week out, Ervin has played big against the likes of Auburn this year. He can certainly continue to create in the pros as a runner, but also as a returner; during college Ervin has taken four returns back for touchdown. 12. Josh Ferguson, Illinois, rSr – 5th Round Another smaller back who excels in space, Ferguson is a nightmare to try and contain, at his best being used as a threat out of the backfield in the passing game. Over the past two seasons, he’s caught 87 receptions for the Illini. Ferguson has never had more than 800 yards on the ground in total over a season, but likely would have had this season were it not for some niggling injuries that limited him to 9 games as a senior, and his skill set for the next level will certainly be better exploited in a more efficient offense overall. Ferguson was one of the lone talented skill players on the team over the course of his college career. At 5ft 9 & 198 lbs, he’s fairly short, but uses it to his advantage with great balance and proving very elusive to bring down, frequently creating plenty yards after the catch or after contact. His game also brings a lot of effort and energy that provided a rare spark on so many occasions when desperately needed for a struggling Illinois side. 13. Paul Perkins, UCLA, rJr – 5th Round Perkins has had a great couple of seasons, including leading the PAC-12 conference in rushing in 2014. He had another big year this past season with 1,343 yards (5.67 YPC) and 14 rush TDs. He’s a nice factor in the pass game too with 30 catches, 242 yards and 1 touchdown. As great as the numbers are, Perkins is one where it’s important to consider the scouting concept of “traits over production”. As great as the numbers are, he’s a very average athlete with average speed, and really just lacks any elite traits that wow you. What is impressive is his ridiculously uncanny ability to sneak through traffic and squirm his way between gaps that seem to not even be there. The number of “how did he get through there?” moments in his film is unreal. Part of it is his exceptional balance and good vision, which help him get the most out of his abilities. Unfortunately, what makes me hesitate with Perkins is that the things I like about his game, and his flaws that come with it, are almost identical to what you could see in Bishop Sankey coming out of another PAC-12 school in Washington. The same concerns dismissed last time are present again, that would make me hesitate on taking before the final day of the draft. 14. Kelvin Taylor, Florida, Jr – 5th Round He’s known for having a famous dad in Fred, but has made a name for himself over the past couple seasons for the Gators. Kelvin doesn’t have his father’s speed, but does have the same fantastic jump cut ability and changes of direction to create, and has a good build for the NFL at 5ft 10 and nearly 210 lbs. He may not break away for many long runs but has nice vision to take what’s there, which led to topping the 1,000-yard mark in 2015 and finding the end zone regularly with an impressive 13 scores. A big plus that will earn trust with his new team is ball security, with Taylor not fumbling even once during college. While the total numbers were good, his 4.0 yards per carry was not however. 15. DeAndre Washington, Texas Tech, rSr – 6th Round A bowling ball of a back at under 5ft 8, but so dangerous and elusive as a runner. He leverages well, and has impressive burst and acceleration that made his such an exciting runner and receiver to watch over the past two seasons. That ability saw him pile up 3,308 total yards over his junior and senior seasons for a team not known for developing running backs. His ceiling might be fairly limited, but could prove a nice bargain in the later rounds. 16. Aaron Green, TCU, rSr – 6th-7th Round The Nebraska transfer burst on to the scene during the second half of the 2014 season when injuries to others gave him an opportunity, which he took and then some. Despite not seeing the field much the early part of the year, he still totalled 922 yards at 7.15 YPC and 9 rush TDs (plus 2 receiving). His numbers were a little more subdued this year as the number one back, but the shifty runner still set career highs in yards and touchdowns. While elusive, he does have a tendency to dance around in the backfield a bit too much behind the line of scrimmage that can have negative consequences. He has big play ability though, and is another who can boast that he never fumbled during his time in college. 17. Keith Marshall, Georgia, Sr – 6th-7th Round Marshall has generated a lot of hype since his low 4.3 time in the dash at the combine in February. But getting overly excited about his potential and dramatically bumping up his grade would be wrong, and could see him drafted much higher than he deserves. Yes, he’s fast but has massive durability questions, being unable to stay healthy for the Bulldogs. It’s more than that though. On the field, he may eat up yards in a straight line, but he is very poor moving laterally, and more significantly has awful vision. Marshall constantly just runs head first into traffic, never adjusting to what is opening up in front of him. There’s really not a lot there to like beyond the size/speed combo. 18. Wendell Smallwood, West Virginia, Jr – 7th Round His excellent production will see Smallwood drafted, with 1,519 yards on the ground at 6.38 YPC and 9 touchdowns. He had 8 games of over 100 yards, and at least 72 in every game, while leading the B-12 conference in rush yards this season. He brings solid size, and contributes out of the backfield as well. There’s nothing that really stands out about his game though, lacking the power of a bigger back or the shiftiness of a smaller back. He’ll take what yards are there, but isn’t the most creative when the holes aren’t there to run through. An efficient back, Smallwood should be able to provide depth on a roster, but might never be a significant contributor. 19. D.J. Foster, Arizona State, Sr – 7th Round A dangerous threat as both a runner and receiver, Foster has put up big numbers in both areas at times for the Sun Devils and has combined for over 1,000 yards in all four seasons. His numbers were a bit down his final year though, which was a bit of a disappointment, proving ineffective for long stretches and even entire games. He’s produced on the ground and through the air, but isn’t a top talent at either spot; a bit of a tweener skill set. He’s also struggled at times against better opposition and it’s a question if he can be consistently effective in the bigger, faster NFL. He could be a useful versatile offensive weapon, and is certainly a nice athlete who can offer some late round value. 20. Brandon Wilds, South Carolina, rSr – 7th Round. As with many of the talents on the Gamecocks’ offense (see TE Adams and WR Cooper), Wilds was limited by bad QB play and the ineffectiveness all round on that side of the ball. He’s the type of guy though that could prove a better pro than he was able to show in college. Wilds is a bigger back at 6ft 1, 220 lbs, but is quite nimble for that size. His running style is fairly basic but has proved effective in the SEC over the years, and he has a good chance to earn a roster spot next fall. 21. Darius Jackson, Eastern Michigan, Sr – 7th Round Someone really needs to take a shot on this kid. There are workout warriors then there is Jackson. He demonstrated unbelievable physical abilities at his recent pro day, running 4.35 in the dash, jumping 41” in the vertical and 11-1 in the broad. His change of direction in short areas is there in his fast 6.82 second 3-cone drill time. All at 6ft 0 and 220 lbs. That is rare at that size. Is he actually a football player though? Damn right he is. He saw limited touches throughout his career and is still learning, but finally it all clicked as a senior for a breakout season in which he can for 1,078 yards and 14 touchdowns. He contributes in the pass game with 41 receptions in the past two seasons, including a couple scores this year. He had to work behind a poor offensive line and not great QB play, but still created well, including looking the part against top opposition in LSU this year. He’s raw, but there’s major upside. 22. Chase Price, San Diego State, Sr – 7th Round The 5ft 8, 200 lb runner has been the backup to Donnell Pumphrey, a future NFL draft pick, but always looked good when his chances came. Price is an electric, dynamic runner, who seems to elude the grasp of would-be tacklers on almost every run then accelerates away. Despite not being first on the depth chart with the Aztecs, Price still surpassed 1,000 yards while contributing 7 touchdowns as a senior. 23. Jacobi Green, Richmond, Sr – 7th Round Green is another smaller back, and from a small school in the FCS, but is another who excels as a duel threat runner and receiver. Though not a burner, he moves well in space with superb balance with the ability to make defenders miss. He’s exceptionally tough, always lowering his shoulder to deliver rather than receive a hit, and is a tenacious player, a leader who also tends to be a bit of a talker after the play. There’s certainly no lack of confidence! 24. Tre Madden, Southern California, rSr – 7th-PFA (Priority Free Agent) Madden has NFL size and power, but just hasn’t been able to stay healthy enough, and that ultimately could be what costs him earning a draft pick. It’s hard to trust someone who missed time late this season with a knee ailment which required surgery, missed all of 2014 with a toe injury, and was limited throughout 2013 with a hamstring injury. The 6ft, 223 lb back looks the part though, and though not overly creative or explosive, has solid enough vision to make the most of his opportunities, and is tough to bring down once he’s at top speed. 25. Kenneth Farrow, Houston, rSr – 7th-PFA He won’t blow anyone away athletically, but Farrow has enough to get by, and is more about power, strength and effort regardless. He’s contributed well every season for the Cougars, with his best year coming in 2014 where he hit 1,000 yards at 5.58 YPC scoring 15 times. His determined running style regularly sees Farrow breaking tackles, dragging defenders and forcing his way for extra yards long after most backs would have been taken down. It isn’t flashy but there’s a heck of a lot to like about how his runs. Farrow helped himself at his recent pro day, looking good in positional drills and catching well as a receiver too on the day. Running Back Rankings continue with,  

Priority Free Agents:

26. Jordan Canzeri, Iowa, rSr 27. Keenan Reynolds, Navy, Sr 28. Devon Johnson, Marshall, Sr 29. Marshaun Coprich, Illinois State, Sr 30. Tra Carson, Texas A&M, rSr 31. Peyton Barber, Auburn, rSo 32. Jhurell Pressley, New Mexico, rSr 33. Travis Greene, Bowling Green, rSr 34. Russell Hansbrough, Missouri, Sr

Potential to make a roster or practice squad:

35. Dwayne Washington, Washington, rJr 36. Marteze Waller, Fresno State, Sr 37. Zac Brooks, Clemson, Sr 38. Troymaine Pope, Jacksonville State, Sr 39. Don Jackson, Nevada, rSr 40. Jalen Richard, Southern Mississippi, Sr 41. DyShawn Mobley, Eastern Kentucky, rSr 42. Darrian Miller, Northern Iowa, rSr 43. Storm Barrs-Woods, Oregon State, rSr 44. Ryan Jackson, Houston, Sr

Outside shot at making a team:

45. Daniel Sams, McNeese State, rSr 46. Shaquille Powell, Duke, Sr 47. Gary Underwood, Villanova, Sr 48. Kelsey Young, Boise State, rSr 49. Anthone Taylor, Buffalo, Sr 50. Paul James, Rutgers, rSr 51. Johnathan Gray, Texas, Sr 52. Jordan Parker, Middle Tennessee State, Sr 53. Brandon Ross, Maryland, rSr 54. Jasen Oden Jr., Colorado State, Sr 55. Remound Wright, Stanford, rSr 56. Jaylen Walton, Ole Miss, Sr 57. Christian Powell, Colorado, Sr 58. Rodrick Williams Jr., Minnesota, Sr

Something to like about their game, but longshot to make a team:

59. Geremy Alridge-Mitchell, West Texas A&M, rSr 60. Johnta’ Hebert, Prairie View A&M, Sr 61. Khairi Dickson, Saint Francis (PA), Sr 62. Michael Gordon, Arkansas State, Sr 63. Brandon Burks, Troy, Sr 64. Chris Hairston, East Carolina, rSr 65. Shadrach Thornton, North Carolina State, Sr 66. Anthon Samuel, Florida International, rSr 67. J.C. Coleman, Virginia Tech, Sr 68. Hosey Williams, Cincinnati, Sr 69. Brock Jones, Gannon, Sr 70. Connor Kacsor, Dayton, Sr 71. D.J. Abnar, Liberty, Sr 72. Miles Jones, Jacksonville State, Sr 73. Cedric O’Neal, Valdosta State, Sr 74. Anthony Jordan, Bethune-Cookman, Sr 75. Paul Stanton Jr., Harvard, Sr 76. Justice Hayes, Southern Mississippi, rSr 77. Jared Baker, Arizona, rSr 78. DiAndre Atwater, Princeton, Sr 79. Shaun Wick, Wyoming, Sr 80. Jeff Seybold Jr, Pittsburg State, rSr

The rest:

81. Tyler Hunt, Missouri, Sr 82. Mikal Abdul-Saboor, William & Mary, rSr 83. Broderick Snoddy, Georgia Tech, rSr 84. Savon Huggins, Northern Iowa, Sr 85. Derrick Milton, McNeese State, Sr 86. Shon Carson, South Carolina, Sr 87. Ricardo McCray, Bryant, rSr 88. David Jones, Portland State, Sr 89. Andrew Buie, Charlotte, rSr 90. Robert Lowe, Texas State, Sr 91. Xavier Finney, Idaho State, Sr 92. De’Andre Mann, Kansas, rSr 93. Daz’mond Patterson, Ohio, Sr 94. Anthony Bilal, Lake Erie, Sr 95. Darryan Ragsdale, Alcorn State, Sr 96. Donavan Williams, Sam Houston State, Sr 97. Taylor Cox, Kansas, rSr 98. Romar Morris, North Carolina, Sr 99. Justin “Pokey” Harris, Murray State, Sr 100. Cameron McDondle, Colorado State-Peublo, Sr

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Rebecca Rennie

RealSport College Football Editor, as well as writer and NFL Draft analyst, while occasionally contributing to the NFL section as well.  A fan of most sports and enjoy discussing with fellow fans, so do please comment on articles and interact.  A big fan of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and of the Central Florida Knights in college.

2016 NFL Draft: Complete Running Back Rankings

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