April 24, 2024

Devy Digest: Running Back Rankings and Thoughts

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Andy's Top 10 Devy Running Backs

RANK NAME SCHOOL DRAFT ELIGIBLE
1Raheim SandersArkansas2024
2Nicholas SingletonPenn State2025
3Quinshon JudkinsOle Miss2025
4TreVeyon HendersonOhio State2024
5Braelon AllenWisconsin2024
6Branson RobinsonGeorgia2025
7Cedric Baxter JrTexas2026
8Justice HaynesAlabama2026
9Trey BensonFlorida State2024
10Donovan EdwardsMichigan2024

A little about my top 10

 

 

Raheim "Rocket" Sanders is up to 242lbs and chisled. He's in line for another big season at Arkansas, and has a chance to be a day 1 draft prospect. Braelon Allen is probably the most polarizing. Some people love the expected receiving work in Wisconsin's new offensive scheme, I'm a little more pessimistic. While he can catch the ball, it doesn't look or feel comfortable when he does it, if he's able to show 3 down work and receiving work, he'll be ranked a little higher. We have two freshmen who break the top 10, both are expected to get minor work loads and their values should hold.

 

Risers

 

 

My riser is 2025 draft eligible LaQuint Allen out of Syracuse, he should have the volume we want in a RB1/RB2 and he isn't being valued that way. A deep cut riser for me is 2024 draft eligible Rodney Hampton Jr out of Pitt. We know Pitt Panthers love to run the ball. Hampton was actually named the starter over Israel Abanikanda, until injury forced him to the sidelines. He too, should receive the volume we're looking for.

 

Fallers

 

Will Shipley, he isn't the complete back that he was hyped to be. He isn't a tough runner between the tackles and if his main asset is pass catching work, we're looking at a 3rd down back at the next level. At his cost, he's a sell.

 

Freshman

 

Other Freshman to keep an eye on are: Roderick Robinson II, who'll have to wait his turn at Georgia, Rueben Owens, whose an older Freshman, Kedrick Reescano who will vie for the backup spot behind Quinshon Judkins, track athlete Kaleb Jackson for LSU has been seen getting first team reps, Dontavius Braswell for South Carolina has a chance to make an impact right away, and my favorite sleeper Cameron Seldon out of Tennessee.

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