Running Back Rankings

Franchise:

1. De’Anthony Thomas - 5’9” 170lb JR - Oregon -  People who knock Thomas’ size don’t watch him play. He’s most dangerous at the edges, but is plenty good in between the tackles. His track training have made his legs like pistons. I have little doubt he can add more bulk up top. He’s the most dangerous player I’ve ever watched. Think of a more dynamic Darren Sproles.

Starter:

2.  Adam Muema - 5’10” 205lb JR - SDSU - Watching how a team functions without a player is one way to judge a player’s value. By this metric, Adam Muema is like a 205lb hunk of platinum. He’s big with good moves and better acceleration. He makes the Aztec’s offense tick. He’s Stephen Jackson-ish.

3. Tre Madden - 6’1” 220lb SO - USC - Former linebacker, who has seized the moment and taken advantage of Silas Redd’s injury. A big runner, who is more than willing to take on LBs. Has good vision, and NFL level speed. Probably needs more reps, but I wouldn’t be surprised if a team took him high hoping he will develop.

Time Splitter:

4. Bishop Sankey - 5’10” 200lb JR - Washington - A tough runner with good vision. Not super quick, but always gets an extra yard or two. He’s the dependable 4YPC kind of back.

5. KaDeem Carey - 5’10 200lb JR - Arizona - Definitely a game breaker. Has fluid hips, and great speed. I don’t love how he takes hits. He goes down a little too easy when there’s not a huge hole. I want to see more power from him.

6. Marion Grice - 6’0” 200lb SR - Arizona St - A straight ahead runner that doesn’t waste time hitting the hole similar to Terrell Davis. Plays big. Love his toughness in short yardage. Great around goalline. Probably his best NFL asset is how good he is as a receiver out of the backfield. Great all around skills.

Specialty Backs:

7. Casey Carrier - 5’9” 185lb SR - New Mexico - A scat back type in the NFL. Could be great in an offense that spreads the ball around a lot.

8. Tim Cornette - 6’0” 210lb SR - UNLV - Has NFL size. He may lack NFL speed though.