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2020 NFL Draft Positional Breakdown: Top Ten Running Backs

Postseason collegiate all-star games have concluded and as a result, it is again time to fire up my 2020 NFL Draft positional Top 10 series. Let's start with top ten running backs. The 2020 NFL Draft is full of talented runners and boasts every conceivable type of back. Want a dominant between-the-tackles runner? Jonathan Taylor is your guy. Craving someone with elite contact balance? J.K. Dobbins says hello. Are backs with receiving prowess your preference? D'Andre Swift, Clyde Edwards-Helaire, and Antonio Gibson have you covered. With so many diverse and talented...

Ballard’s November Top-5 Running Backs

The running back position is stacked this year. The talent at the top is phenomenal and people will have differing opinions on the class until the draft is over. With big names from big schools, people all over the country know the names of the top running backs, so let’s look at what makes them so special.   *Disclaimer*: I am ranking these players based off talent, injuries and other red flags will be factored into my final grade, but for now I am not taking them into account.   1. D’Andre Swift, Georgia Georgia’s offense isn’t as flashy as some of...

2020: Year of the Playmaker

Each year, folks in the draft community tend to gravitate towards offensive players that can make the big play. The positions of wide receiver and running back are two of those positions. One year, there might be an incredible running back class but a wide receiver class lacking talent, and vice versa. We don’t get the privilege of seeing a year with both the wide receiver class and running back class be loaded with talent; but this year isn’t like other. With stars at the top and good players throughout, there is no shortage of playmakers in...

2020 NFL Draft Scouting Report: Wisconsin RB Jonathan Taylor

Jonathan Taylor   Height: 5'11 Weight: 219 lbs.   2019 Maxwell Award Semifinalist 2018 Doak Walker Award Winner 2018 Maxwell Award Semifinalist   Jonathan Taylor is a three-year productive running back for University of Wisconsin.  Had a successful freshman season in 2017, but had a breakout season in 2018, with only one game under triple digit rushing yards in a loss to Northwestern.  Three-star recruiting prospect per ESPN and 247Sports.  In this article, we will breakdown his mechanics and predict his future as an everyday NFL running back.     What I Like: Vision and Acceleration Jonathan Taylor shows a good vision on this play to read the field quickly and...

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