@Dingas4 Too Early 2019 RB Rankings

 

1. David Montgomery, Iowa State - Montgomery would’ve challenged as RB2 (as would the next guy on the list) if he were in the ’18 NFL draft. So far in college he's averaged 4.7 ypc and last year chipped in with 36 receptions. Montgomery hits the hole and is hard to bring down with excellent balance and his ability to cut on a dime.

2. Bryce Love, Stanford - Love hits the hole and cuts it back as good as anyone in this class or the ’18 class and is a home run threat every time the ball is in his hands. The only knock on him has been his lack of perceived size and if he can hold up between the tackles consistently.

3. Damien Harris, Alabama - What list is complete without a back from Alabama in it? Seriously another back like the previous two that easily could’ve come out this year and played sooner than later. Hopefully Harris can become more involved in the Bama passing game as it’s one of those things many question as he wasn’t asked to do much of that thus far.

4. Devin Singletary, FAU - One of those backs who started making some noise last season and all of a sudden jumped on everyone’s radar with an insane 32 TD nearly 2000 yard 2017 season. Singletary was seen running between the tackles plenty of times in 2017 but as soon as he hit the hole he was gone.

5. Rodney Anderson, Oklahoma - Anderson is a fun prospect and many times you’d spot the Sooner back catching the deep pass and taking it to the house. When Anderson spots a hole he hits it. Has NFL build and size even though it seems at times he doesn’t play like it.

6. Damorea Crockett, Missouri-  With good size , speed, and vision Crockett does a lot of things good but nothing that really blows you away….yet. He can make you miss, break tackles, and has been able to produce.

7. Justice Hill, Oklahoma State - Hill went from 6 rushing TDs in 2016 to 15 in 2017 along with 31 receptions, if he continues on that trajectory you could see him challenge the top 3. Hill has next level agility and absolutely explodes in and out of his cuts.

8. Travis Homer, Miami - Homer was able to run for nearly 1000 yards last year and was able to produce 8 TDs despite being behind Mark Walton. Homer is a 4.45, 40 guy and if you wanna watch some good tape on him pop in the Florida State game.

9. Benny Snell, Kentucky - Snell has put up insane numbers during his tenure at Kentucky. With 256 carries last season Snell led the SEC in carries and has had back to back 1000 yard seasons.

10. Myles Gaskins , Washington - Gaskins is a bubble top 10 guy for me, his lack of size is a concern for me as is the fact I don’t see much home run ability or the top level speed smaller backs generally have. The thing Gaskins does well is find seems and holes, when it looks like there isn’t much there and then he pops out.

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Bonus Backs - Here’s some more RB's to keep your eye on as the season rolls on, LJ Scott of Michigan State, Trayveon Williams of Texas A&M and Miles Sanders of Penn State. When Scott decided to return instead of declare it was a bit of a surprise to me, as I projected him to go somewhere in the 4th or 5th round. Williams is a wildcard for me as the limited tape I’ve seen has me intrigued with this prospects going forward and is definitely a guy I wanna watch going forward. As for Sanders you always want to see what the next guy up is capable of doing. Stepping out of Saquon Barkley's shadow won't be easy to do but will have be glued to the television.