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NFL Draft RB Rankings Tier 1: Todd Gurley

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      Last year the NFL was blown away by the amount of rookie wide receivers that were able to come in and make an immediate impact for their football team. This year, I expect the 2015 class of running backs to be one of the deepest in recent memory.

Upon early evaluations I have at least 16 guys that I deem "draftable" at this moment. Headlined by Georgia’s Todd Gurley and Wisconsin’s Melvin Gordon, this draft has the potential to have several impact players at the position in their rookie season.

While a lot of people are familiar with the top players at this position, it is time to introduce everyone to the rest of the of the talented members of the 2015 running back class. It would take all day to discuss the players that have entered the draft, so what I am going to do is try and give a quick little insight on how I value each player.

What I am going to do is split my top-10 running backs into separate tiers, as well as give a few guys to keep your eye on once the combine, and pre-draft visits roll around. 

TIER I: Instant Starter, Impact Players

                  1. Todd Gurley RB/University of Georgia

Height: 6’1”

Weight: 232 lbs

Class: Junior


  •       Angry Runner
  •       Accelerates through hole
  •       Plus pass catcher experienced running singleback and with a lead blocker
  •       Home run hitter
  •       Underrated athlete
  •       Gets great leverage on defenders
  •       Excellent Vision


  •       Injury Concerns
  •       Off-the-field Concerns
    • Autographs for Pay Scandal


Grade: Top-15

Photo courtesy of Thomson20192's Flickr Page    


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