2020 NFL Draft: Ranking the Junior RBs

2020 NFL Draft

The 2020 NFL Draft looks primed to have several running backs drafted in the first round. At least one or two will come from the junior class. It is loaded at the top with Jonathan Taylor of Wisconsin and D’Andre Swift of Georgia.

The depth of the junior class is also fabulous. J.K. Dobbins, Travis Etienne, Eno Benjamin, and A.J. Dillon could all rise into the late day one-early day two conversation by season’s end.

Below I will rank the 12 underclassmen RBs I have studied to this point. You can read my senior RB rankings here.

UNDERCLASSMEN RB RANKINGS

Final number indicates a player’s preseason score without athletic testing.

1       Jonathan Taylor               Wisconsin                               5’11     221              7.14

2       D’Andre Swift                   Georgia                                    5’9        215              6.72

3       Eno Benjamin                   Arizona State                         5’9        201              6.66

4       Travis Etienne                  Clemson                                  5’10     200              6.63

5       A.J. Dillon                           Boston College                      6’0        245              6.54

6       J.K. Dobbins                      Ohio State                              5’9        214              6.51

7       Kylin Hill                              Mississippi State                  5’11     215              6.12

8       Cam Akers                         Florida State                          5’10     210              6.06

9       Tyler King                           Marshall                                  5’11     190              6

10     Trey Sermon                     Oklahoma                               6’0        224              5.85

11     Stephen Carr                    Southern Cal                          6’0        205              5.31

12     Najee Harris                      Alabama                                  6’1        230              5.22

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