Rookie Running Backs

In-depth fantasy outlooks for all of the top running back prospects entering the 2019 NFL Draft. Outlooks include player analysis, college stats, combine metrics, best team fit, fantasy ceiling and floor analysis, player comparisons projected draft round, projected draft team, highlight videos and full-game film.

James Williams – Washington State University

Mike Leach has absolutely perfected the air-raid offense at Washington State, and James Williams is the primary beneficiary of this fat asshole’s wizardry.

When you think of pass-catching backs in the NFL, there are guys that can catch passes and then there are pass-catching backs: James White, Theo Riddick, etc. That’s who James Williams is. I’m more than confident he’ll have a very, very sturdy role in an NFL offense for a long-time as the team’s primary receiving back. The guy caught 202 passes in three years. Let me remind you: He’s a running back. His 71 and 83 catches over the last two seasons ranked 3rd and 2nd, respectively, in the Pac-12. Let me remind you: He’s a running back.

Benny Snell – University of Kentucky

This one is tough to write for me. Benny “Snail” as the Podfather insists on calling him ran the same 40-yard time as Devin Pringletary, both had very high college dominator ratings, Singletary was more involved in the passing game (55th percentile CTS), but they were 12th and 11th percentile SPARQ athletes, except Snell is 5’10-224, while Singletary is not.

Elijah Holyfield – University of Georgia

I’ll tell you one thing for certain, Evander will still be the most famous Holyfield when this family hangs up the gloves.

4.78

Those three numbers separated by the decimal are all that need to be said. That was Holyfield’s, Elijah, the son of esteemed heavyweight champion boxer Evander, 40-yard dash time at the NFL Combine.

Devine Ozigbo – University of Nebraska

Not sure I’ve ever had as much fun saying a prospect’s name as I do when I say Devine Ozigbo. He’s also fun to watch.
Ozigbo is strong as shit. As he should be considering his 222lb frame. You needa gang of tacklers to bring him down. He’s also surprisingly nimble and quick-footed for someone his size. He’s great at letting his blocks develop for springing to the correct hole and powering through.

Bryce Love – Stanford University

The enigma that is Bryce Love is truly fascinating. After sitting behind Christian McCaffrey for his first two years on Stanford’s campus, Bryce Love got his shot in 2017, and shooters shoot. Love did his best Kobe impression during his junior year, where he finished as a Consensus All-American running back as well as the winner of the Doak Walker Award, Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Year and Vince Lombardi Award. He was Heisman trophy finalist and even came in to the 2018-19 NCAA season as the Vegas favorite to take the award home, thanks to a 263-2118-19 (8.1 ypc) junior campaign. The numbers were real like Omar.