NFL Draft 2023 – Running Back Class Shines

 Running Back 2023 Class Shines

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Running Backs – Grade: B
      Positional Overview:
This year’s running back position is another above average group after a solid class last April. Underclassmen will once again dominate from among the top prospects with most having early NFL starting grades. This class could supply two #1 picks with Bijan Robinson and Jahmyr Gibbs, the best candidates. There should be possibly 5-6 selections in the top 100 picks and 10-12 in the top 150 selections. Robinson is a very tough complete back. He is a well-rounded performer with a nice combination of quickness, power and complete skills to be a three down back. Gibbs is a playmaker with NFL starting talent. He had an impressive NFL Combine workout. He is a first-round bubble prospect with the talent to provide impact as a rookie. Zack Charbonnet is a workhorse back and one of the most durable runners in recent years. Devon Achane is another playmaker who figures to fill a few roles as a 1A type. He provides impact as receiver and a top change of pace runner. Lew Nichols is an emerging highly-underrated talent to become a three-down workhorse and one of the surprises of this group. This class should produce as many as 7-8 quality feature backs with a few at the top of the class capable of becoming early pro starters. Another gem is Tyjae Spears who we scouted extensively. He has the skills to be a quality role weapon with the athleticism to be a very good pro. He is a complete 1A type and best 3rd down back in this class. This class could provide 20+ selected in the seven rounds with many return specialists and 3rd down backs.

    NFL Teams in need:

  • Bears                 5. Cardinals
  • Rams                6. Panthers
  • Ravens             7. Jets 
  • Lions               8. Chargers

 NFL Premier Player
Derrick Henry

Blue Chip – Bijan Robinson
Red Chip – Jahmyr Gibbs
Rising – Zach Charbonnet
Falling – Sean Tucker
Underrated – Zach Evans
Overrated – Devon Achane
Sleeper – Kenny McIntosh
Hidden Gem – Lew Nichols
Boom/Bust – DeWayne McBride
Longterm Surprise – Tank Bigsby

         Positional Traits

Best Athlete – Bijan Robinson
Inside Runner – Bijan Robinson
Outside Run – Jahmyr Gibbs
Goal line Runner – Bijan Robinson
Best All-purpose – Kendre Miller
Best Hands – Kenny McIntosh
Best After Catch – Tyjae Spears
Best Blocker – Roschon Johnson
Most Durable – Zach Charbonnet
Best Instincts – Jahmyr Gibbs
Best Intangibles – Chase Brown

Top Running Backs Prospects 
1 Bijan Robinson                     Texas
2 Jahmyr Gibbs                       Alabama
3 Devon Achane                      Texas A&M
4 Zach Charbonnet                  UCLA
5 Kendre Miller                        TCU
6 DeWayne McBride              Alabama-Birm
7 Tyjae Spears                          Tulane
8 Zach Evans                           Mississippi
9 Kenny McIntosh                  Georgia
10 Sean Tucker                        Syracuse
11 Roschon Johnson              Texas
12 Tank Bigsby                        Auburn
13 Chase Brown                       Illinois
14 Lew Nichols                        Central Michigan
15 Chris Rodriguez                 Kentucky
16 Eric Gray                            Oklahoma
17 Deuce Vaughn                  Kansas State
18 Mohamed Ibrahim         Minnesota
19 Izzy Abanikanda             Pittsburgh
20 Evan Hull                       Northwestern

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