2020 NFL Draft: Running Back Prospects

What to Watch

So this post will serve as the initial list of Running Back prospects that I will be watching for the 2020 NFL Draft. Upon initial viewings, this class looks leaps and bounds better than the 2019 group. While the Senior class may lack star power, it doesn’t lack for talented players. The Junior class looks like it will have the potential for multiple star players.

The players listed below are posted in no particular order. They are broken down by class. As posted in the DFD State of the Union, I will only initially be watching 300 total prospects in the fall. These are the 25 RBs I am watching during the 2019 season. There are 13 seniors and 12 juniors. At some point during the season, a small list of fullbacks will be added to this list.


Lamical Perine Florida Sr 5’11 221
Darius Anderson TCU Sr 5’11 208
Kennedy McKoy West Virginia Sr 6’0 201
Devwah Whaley Arkansas Sr 5’10 216
Rico Dowdle South Carolina Sr 5’11 220
Zach Moss Utah Sr 5’9 215
Keshawn Vaughn Vanderbilt Sr 5’9 215
Scottie Phillips Mississippi Sr 5’10 211
Joshua Kelley UCLA Sr 5’11 204
Jordan Cronkrite South Florida Sr 5’10 207
Rodney Smith Minnesota Sr 5’11 210
Chris Evans Michigan Sr 5’10 216
Reggie Corbin Illinois Sr 5’10 200


J.K. Dobbins Ohio State Jr 5’9 214
Jonathan Taylor Wisconsin Jr 5’11 221
Najee Harris Alabama Jr 6’1 230
A.J. Dillon Boston College Jr 6’0 245
Travis Etienne Clemson Jr 5’10 200
Cam Akers Florida State Jr 5’10 210
D’Andre Swift Georgia Jr 5’9 215
Trey Sermon Oklahoma Jr 6’0 224
Eno Benjamin Arizona State Jr 5’9 201
Kylin Hill Mississippi State Jr 5’11 215
Stephen Carr Southern Cal Jr 6’0 205
Tyler King Marshall Jr 5’11 190

If another running back jumps out to me in the lead up to the 2019 season (or during), I will replace one on this list. I have an initial production score for each player on this list. As I watch the tape, on each this summer (or fall), the initial rankings will come together.

Throughout the next few weeks, I will be posting each position’s initial rankings.

Initial prospect rankings: QB

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