Talent. Draft capital. Offence. Opportunity. Checks all of the boxes to make an immediate Fantasy impact. CEH was one of the best (if not the best) pass catching Running Backs in this class. Take that information and apply it to the fact Andy Reid is the coach and Patrick Mahomes is the quarterback. Excuse me for a minute while i fan myself down. I'm getting all hot and sweaty. Yes Damien Williams (should have been Superbowl MVP) is still there and no he will not dissapear, but Damien Williams only has one more year to run on his contract at just a $2.7mil cap hit. Given Damien Williams limitations as a runner, it is not long before we see a change in guard and I predict that to happen sooner rather than later. CEH is an Andy Reid type back and it won't be long before we start to see him produce Kareem Hunt type production. The 2017 Kareem Hunt. Not the kicking woman Kareem Hunt. CEH should be the number 1 back off the board.
Easily the most talented runner in this class and the Combine darling. With over 6000 rushing yeards and dead on 50 rushing TDs in 3 years at Wisconsin, this production monster will soon unleash on NFL defences. You thought I was sweaty with CEH going to the Chiefs, if Taylor was Andy Reids pick I'd probably pass out. Alas, it wasn't to be. But please don't dispair. Taylor has landed himself at the Colts and more importantly landed himself behind a top 5 NFL Offensive Line. Frank Reich is a genius coach and I have no doubt we see Taylor used to his fullest potential in Indy. Unfrotunely for Talyor truthers, Mack will be utilised this season. Taylor's long term Dynasty prospects however, are mouth watering. If you wanted to take Taylor over CEH as the first back off the board, I wouldn't be mad about it. It is worth noting however that Taylor had over 300 touches in each of his 3 college seasons meaning his body has already been abused. He is still an incredibly safe selection early in the first round.
I sit here at my computer licking my lips at the thought of JK Dobbins in 2021. Mark Ingram is a spent star. Gus Edwards and Justice Hill are not in the same stratosphere talent wise as Dobbins. 2021 would be a very exciting prospect for people drafting JK Dobbins. That being said, if you need producion in the 2020 season, look elswhere. You won't find it here. Ingram is the lead back in Baltimore. Lamar Jackson will rush for over 800 yards (at least) again this season. There is just not enough piw to feed all of those hungry mouths in the Ravens backfield. But make no mistake, Dobbin's talent will win out and feast in an elite Run Pass Option, Ravens offence. If i can afford to forgo 2020 production, I'm taking Dobbins ahead of the other highly touted backs of this class.
Early in the season Swift was touted as the #1 RB in the class. Had his landing spot have been better, it could have come to fruition. Unfortunately for Swift fans, he landed at the lions. I say unfortunately for two reasons. 1) Kerryon Johnson. 2) It's the Detroit Lions. There is no doubt about it. Kerryon Johnson is an extremely talented Running Back. He just hasn;t stayed on the field. If KJ can remain healthy he will always be a pain in Swift's side and he will not be able to "shake it off" (sorry). The Detroit Lions has not been a happy hunting ground for Fantasy Running backs. The highest team rushing rank the Lions have achieved since 2013 is 23rd. in the last 7 seasons, 23rd is the outlier. The finishes have been from 28-32. It can be argued that the talent of Deandre Swift will change that. Maybe. It can be argued that Kerryon Johnson is only one injury away from being cut leaving Swift as the workhorse. Maybe. But those maybes give me pause when I'm on the clock in the first round. I don't dispute the talent, but I am not taking Swift and his maybe's over some of the other elite talents in this class.
PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT! Cam Akers is not Todd Gurley 2.0 so PLEASE do not draft him expecting as much. That statement has nothing to do with Akers talent. It's all there. He is a good runner and a solid receiver. But Akers must have upset the football Gods as he has gone from running behind one of the worst offensive lines in college to running behind one of the worst offensive lines in the NFL. Pro Football Focus has the Rams Offensive line ranked at #31. Let me translate that number. That is the second worst in the NFL. The Bengals and Jets rank in front of them for crying out loud. Akers has an oppertunity to become the lead dog on that team, but he is going to continue his tradition of being hit at, oir behind, the line of scrimmage more often than not. Add this information to the fact that the Rams love Malcolm Brown (who knows why) and he will get touches eating into Akers ceiling.
Guess what? Vaughn is better than Ronald Jones II. Guess what else? There is no one else there. I am all in on Vaughn. He will fall to late first round/early second round in most rookie drafts. That is not a lot of capital to pay for a potential workhorse Running Back with the checkdown GOAT Tom Brady calling the plays. It is possible that Vaughn fades into insignificance, but I have him ranked so high as his oppertunity is tantalising. Vaughn's reward far outweighs his risk. Carpe Diem Ke'Shawn. Carpe Diem.
Remember the #freeAaronJones movement? Remember? In 2019 it finally happened. That culminated in 19 TDs. So it makes sense for the Packers front office to draft receiving weapons for future Hall of Famer Aaron Rodgers right? RIGHT? Wrong. If the taking of Jordan Love wasn't confusing enough, the Packers then go and draft a running back in the second round. I expect Aaron Jones to be the guy again in 2020, but the draft capital invested in Dillon might be a bad omen for Jones come contract talks time. AJ Dillon a stash for if the Packers force Jones out in Free Agency. Oh and he is a MASSIVE man which is fun.
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When asked if Gibson wanted to ne classified as a Wide Receiver or Running back, Gibson simply answered, "I want to be classified as a weapon". Gibson is an exciting prospect as a Redskins fan. He is a hyrbrid player who will reel off massive plays. This will be almost impossible to predict however and will only be an upside flex player.
McFarland Jr walks into hot competition with Jaylen Samuels and Benny Snell Jr for the right to be James Connor's back up.
A really interesting prospect. I have DeeJay Dallas so high on my rankings as I think there is a real chance he can take Chris Carson's job in 2021. Dallas is incredibly raw given he as a High School QB, before becoming a WR to begin his college career before converting to RB. But there are real signs of explosive down hill running and his instincts for running lanes improved dramatically in 2019. This pick is a complete dart through as Dallas may well find himself off the roster. Yet there is a chance Dallas sees more work as Chris carson racks up the career carries. I am willing to take the risk when drafting Dallas is only going to cost me a mid fourth round rookie pick or later. And lets not forget Carson himself was a 7th round pick (249th overall).
Drafted to be the lighting to Derrick Henry's thunder (aka Dion Lewis' replacement). Evans is purely a ppr guy who is unlikely to have any sort of Fantasy impact early in his career.
Drafted as a depth piece. Unlikely to see many snaps behind Austin Ekeler and Justin Jackson
Like it or nbot, the Jet's backfield belongs to Lev'eon Bell.
Kenyan Drake, daylight, Chase Edmonds, daylight, then Eno Benjamin.
See the above write up for swift minus the talent and draft capital.
Actually capable of making Ronald Jones II look like a good running back.