Pre-Draft Rookie Running Back Rankings

This is a timestamped receipt of where my head is at on these rookie running backs at a moment in time. Before we learn what the NFL is willing to invest in them and where they will play their professional ball.

2022 Prospect Profile: Tyler Allgeier

Tyler Allgeier is part of the Zack Moss-David Montgomery family tree: a big, efficient, tackle-breaking machine with some semblance of three-down ability. It wouldn’t shock me to see him never quite put it together, or to see him give us a year or two of quality production as a short-term lead back.

2022 Prospect Profile: ZaQuandre White

ZaQuandre White is probably the weirdest running back in this class. If everything shakes out right, he’s a good athlete with good size and a history of both high-end production and efficient play. There are much worse bets to make in rookie drafts, even if his floor is lower than most.

DEVY

Devy Diamonds: Jermaine Burton

Devy Diamonds: Jermaine Burton

A significant reason I am interested in Burton is that he does not ‘need’ a season resembling Jameson Williams to get good NFL draft capital. Yet, Burton transferred to Alabama to put together a career year which will boost his value moving into the 2023 draft class.

2022 Prospect Profile: ZaQuandre White

2022 Prospect Profile: ZaQuandre White

ZaQuandre White is probably the weirdest running back in this class. If everything shakes out right, he’s a good athlete with good size and a history of both high-end production and efficient play. There are much worse bets to make in rookie drafts, even if his floor is lower than most.

2022 Devy Rushing Efficiency: Braelon Allen

2022 Devy Rushing Efficiency: Braelon Allen

Braelon Allen could be headed for NFL success. But I think I need to see it one more time before I’m all in. If he can follow up a great freshman campaign with another year of efficient play, I will be fully bought in on him as an elite devy running back.

Dynasty

Devy Diamonds: Jermaine Burton

Devy Diamonds: Jermaine Burton

A significant reason I am interested in Burton is that he does not ‘need’ a season resembling Jameson Williams to get good NFL draft capital. Yet, Burton transferred to Alabama to put together a career year which will boost his value moving into the 2023 draft class.

Pre-Draft Rookie Running Back Rankings

Pre-Draft Rookie Running Back Rankings

This is a timestamped receipt of where my head is at on these rookie running backs at a moment in time. Before we learn what the NFL is willing to invest in them and where they will play their professional ball.

2022 Prospect Profile: Tyler Allgeier

2022 Prospect Profile: Tyler Allgeier

Tyler Allgeier is part of the Zack Moss-David Montgomery family tree: a big, efficient, tackle-breaking machine with some semblance of three-down ability. It wouldn’t shock me to see him never quite put it together, or to see him give us a year or two of quality production as a short-term lead back.

Podcast

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Breakout Finder Podcast: Rondale Moore ante up

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Breakout Finder Podcast: Calvin Ridley alpha imposter

Breakout Finder Podcast: Calvin Ridley alpha imposter

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videos

Breakout Finder Podcast: Jerry Jeudy air king

Breakout Finder Podcast: Jerry Jeudy air king

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