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nflscouting : 4/13/2019 10:18 am
THE 2019 RUNNING BACK CLASS COULD BE ONE AND DONE IN ROUND ONE
Despite teams like Kansas City, Oakland, Philadelphia and Tampa Bay obviously needing a massive upgrade at running back, the consensus around the league indicates that all will take a "wait and see" approach on draft day. The only running back considered worthy of late Round One consideration is little-uses Alabama's Josh Jacobs. Still the draft's second day should see Jacobs' teammate, Damien Harris, Penn State's Miles Sanders and Iowa State's David Montgomery come off the board. Here is the Scout's Honor take on the 2019 running back class.

https://www.spreaker.com/episode/17619989

NFL Draft Overview - Running Backs
Paul Crane and scout Dave-Te' Thomas look at the running backs in this year's NFL draft. While there may only be one RB taken in Rd 1, there are several who should have solid careers. From Josh Jacobs and Damien Harris at Alabama through the Day 3 finds and one super sleeper, get insight on the top RBs and teams showing interest in each.
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The analyticals might be giving DG some credit about Barkley  
George from PA : 4/13/2019 11:19 am : link
The theory that RB are not worth drafting early....only works if good/great RBs are plentiful in the draft.

If none are in the draft....DG becomes a trend setter ...lol.
The backs in this draft  
superspynyg : 4/13/2019 11:24 am : link
as of now are not elite backs. If one does not go rd 1 I will not be surprised.
Bryce Love  
Spider56 : 4/13/2019 1:08 pm : link
Was an elite back and may very well be one again ... It would be great if we can get him before the Cowboys swoop in ... heís got a Jaylon Smith type recovery written all over him.
Cowboys very interested in Mike Weber and Trayvon Williams  
Rick in Dallas : 4/13/2019 2:22 pm : link
To backup Zeke
RE: Bryce Love  
nflscouting : 4/13/2019 3:12 pm : link
In comment 14384970 Spider56 said:
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Was an elite back and may very well be one again ... It would be great if we can get him before the Cowboys swoop in ... heís got a Jaylon Smith type recovery written all over him.


The big problem is his ankle. The cartilage is pretty well shot & this could be a lingering issue with his cutting ability out of the backfield. He still has a good straight-line burst, making some teams look at him as a third down option in passing situations.
Rick-Williams  
nflscouting : 4/13/2019 3:16 pm : link
I love that kid. Boom, bam, psst - there he goes. I think him, Armstead, Sanders & Snell are the types that will be more coveted late Day Two, likely Day 3. I think Weber got caught up in the reliance of the passing game at Ohio State this year & then had Dobbins cut into his playing time. The Pokes have been quiet in regards to RBs during Pro Days. The only two they worked out privately after workouts was Gaskins-WASH & the MD kid Ty Johnson after he blipped 4.34 at 212
I am  
YANKEE28 : 4/13/2019 3:55 pm : link
surprised that you didn't mention RB Darnell Holland of Kenneshaw State in Georgia.
Yankee23-Kennesaw State  
nflscouting : 4/13/2019 5:17 pm : link
Both he & Sumpter are being featured in our "Georgia on Our Mind" Podcast next week. The podcast is out of ESPN studios outside Atlanta. He's not going to get drafted, but he can really blaze it. If I recall, he blew a 4.38, 37 1/2-VJ, 7.09 3-cone. Needs to get stronger. Sumpter & Anthony Gore were a bit of a disappointment, with the receiver running 4.66. Gore was being looked at at safety, but 4.78 in the 40 was LB #s & at 201, nada that he plays there. This school is going to rattle more than an opening round playoff team next year.
As for Holland, kickoff returns alone should get him into camp, but he might not leave the state as the Falcons. Don't laugh, but his HS career #s at a DB has ATL looking at possibly returning him to the defensive backfield. He never had a season like his HS career (12.9 yards per run), but on a 53-man, his ST skills will get him notice, just not as a draftee unless real late RD 7
Good eye brutha!
Travis Homer deserves more love  
Mike in NY : 4/13/2019 5:54 pm : link
Maybe I am just being a "Homer," but he does a lot of the little things which is always an issue with RB's coming out.
IMO  
mrvax : 4/13/2019 6:06 pm : link
great RBs are still a great offensive weapon in today's NFL.
RE: Travis Homer deserves more love  
nflscouting : 4/13/2019 8:32 pm : link
In comment 14385190 Mike in NY said:
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Maybe I am just being a "Homer," but he does a lot of the little things which is always an issue with RB's coming out.


PITt & KC have had private workouts & both gave him a mid round grade.
MRVAX  
nflscouting : 4/13/2019 8:35 pm : link
I know buddy, but very few have that IT guy. Most scouts love Jacobs, I like him, but I'm more so thinking Miles Sanders will emerge from all here as the top back, followed by Montgomery. My sleeper, Ty Johnson, will likely go the Phil Lindsay route, so if you play Fantasy FB, stash him if he makes a team. 200-plus pounds, sub 4.4 speed & 39.51 yards per TD (17) run. Also has a pair of 100-Yd Td runs on KOs.
RE: MRVAX  
eric2425ny : 4/13/2019 11:46 pm : link
In comment 14385346 nflscouting said:
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I know buddy, but very few have that IT guy. Most scouts love Jacobs, I like him, but I'm more so thinking Miles Sanders will emerge from all here as the top back, followed by Montgomery. My sleeper, Ty Johnson, will likely go the Phil Lindsay route, so if you play Fantasy FB, stash him if he makes a team. 200-plus pounds, sub 4.4 speed & 39.51 yards per TD (17) run. Also has a pair of 100-Yd Td runs on KOs.


Thanks for the heads up on Ty Johnson. Iíll take all the help I can get in the ultra competitive work fantasy football league I am in.
RE: RE: MRVAX  
nflscouting : 4/14/2019 12:30 am : link
In comment 14385526 eric2425ny said:
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I know buddy, but very few have that IT guy. Most scouts love Jacobs, I like him, but I'm more so thinking Miles Sanders will emerge from all here as the top back, followed by Montgomery. My sleeper, Ty Johnson, will likely go the Phil Lindsay route, so if you play Fantasy FB, stash him if he makes a team. 200-plus pounds, sub 4.4 speed & 39.51 yards per TD (17) run. Also has a pair of 100-Yd Td runs on KOs.



Thanks for the heads up on Ty Johnson. Iíll take all the help I can get in the ultra competitive work fantasy football league I am in.



Johnson has appeared in 46 games at Maryland, starting 28 of his appearances. He generated 2,635 yards with seventeen touchdowns on 348 carries, averages of 7.57 yards per attempt and 57.28 yards per game (75.16 yard-average as a starter). He caught 29 passes for 318 yards (10.97 ypc) and two scores, tallying 126 points in four seasons.
The senior returned 48 kickoffs for 1,194 yards (24.88 avg) and two touchdowns, adding 49 yards on four punt returns (12.25 avg). For the special team coverage units, he registered six tackles (3 solos) that included two stops for losses totaling nine yards, as he also blocked one kick.

Johnson NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision Career-Record Watch...In college football's modern era,
Johnson's average touchdown distance of 39.35 yards as a ball carrier (seventeen touchdowns for 669 yards) is the NCAA career-record at all levels.
His total touchdowns average distance of 44.71 yards (21 touchdowns for 939 yards; 17 rushing, two receiving, two kickoffs) is also the NCAA's all-time record.
Johnson's average of 7.57 yards per rushing attempt ranks (minimum 250 attempts) ranks seventh in FBS annals. Darrell Henderson of Memphis holds the top spot with an 8.23-yard average (431 carries for 3,545 yards; 2016-18), followed by Houston's Chuck Weatherspoon (395 carries for 3,247 yards; 8.22-yard average; 1987-90), Travis Etienne of Clemson (7.80 ypc; 311 tries for 2,425 yards; 2017-18), Melvin Gordon of Wisconsin (631 attempts for 4,915 yards; 2011-14), who set the Big Ten Conference all-time record with a 7.79-yard average, followed by Marshall's Devon Johnson (7.78-yard average on 305 attempts for 2,373 yards; 2012-17) and Felix Jones of Arkansas (7.66-yard average on 386 runs for 2,956 yards; 2005-07). The pre-modern era record was 8.26-yards per carry by Army Hall of Fame standout Glenn Davis (358 attempts for 2,957 yards; 1943-46).

Johnson NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision Season-Record Watch...In college football's modern era (minimum 100 attempts), Johnson holds the fifth spot with an average gain of 9.13 yards in 2016. The leader is Chuck Weatherspoon, as the Houston talent averaged 9.63 yards on 119 chances for 1,146 yards in 1989. He is followed by Leon Burton of Arizona State (9.62-yard average on a total of 1,126 yards through 117 carries in 1957), Jhurell Pressley of New Mexico (9.50-yard average on 114 tries for 1,083 yards in 2014) and Khalil Tate of Arizona (153 runs for 1,411 yards and a 9.22-yard average in 2017).
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