FBU Running Back Rankings 1-5

April 2nd, 2018

The NFL Draft continues to get closer and closer, this year’s running back class has plenty of 1st round talent. Teams will be forced to decide which runner best fits their system. Football University gives you a breakdown of the top five available running back prospects in the draft.

Saquon Barkley

+ Physical freak, tested through the roof at the NFL Combine

+ Improved pass catcher

+ Electric in open space, can return kicks


– Does not break many tackles

Sony Michel

+ Decisive runner

+ Good blocker

+ Leader, named captain at Georgia twice


– Lacks agility

* All-American Bowl Alum

* Football University Alum

Derrius Guice

+ Powerful runner

+ Runs with good balance, does not go down easily 


– Battled injuries in 2017, needs to get healthy

– Lacks breakaway speed

* All-American Bowl alum


Nick Chubb

+ Good runner between the tackles

+ Not afraid to lower his shoulder


– Not elusive

– Never regained 2015 form after suffering injury

* All-American Bowl Alum

* Football University Alum

Ronald Jones

+ Trusts blockers and follows directions well

+ Quick and shifty, can stop on a dime at full speed


– Took too many big hits while playing at USC

– Needs to improve his vision, inconsistent at times

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