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BaconGrundleCandy

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RB/PTP Thread. Looks like a pretty decent class after a rough look. 3-4 top 40-50 prospects, 3-4 more that'll fall in the top 100.

Spiller & Hall will more than likely go RB 1/2 but you'll have plenty of other options if you'd rather wait. I'd argue (in late June), that we're looking at a pretty deep class.

You have your power guys in Rodriguez, Chris Brown, Brian Robinson, David Bailey, La'Darius Jefferson, Cyrus Habibi-Likio, Tyler Nevens.

Rec backs like Williams, James Cook, Borghi, Rivers, Taua, Dye. I really like Williams. Williams is a small back but has great vision, rec skills and is good in pass pro.

Harris is as solid as they come. Reminds me of our D Harris. Ealy has quicks and power for a smaller back. Shivers plays so hard, he'll be a fan fav of some. He's trucked a few dudes and has started a beef or two lol. Little dude syndrome but he's as tough as ****. Almost started a brawl vs Florida hitting two guys at the same time lol.

Spiller runs very hard, wants to & will finish. Quick feet. Stays square, has good lateral movements. + contact balance & vision. + rec skills, probably a little underutilized there. + pass pro.

Hall has unreal patience, really good contact balance and great vision. Vision & CB are probably the best two attributes you can have as a RB and Hall had them X 5. His patience really allows him to maximize those strengths though imo. He's not just setting up his blockers at the line but anticipating the 2nd & 3rd level. Full field 360 vision & feel. Setting up his blocks but also showing defenders one thing before leaving them behind him. + short area quicks. Great job avoiding the kill shot. Get a little stronger overall and he should have a nice career next level.


How I graded the position ...
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Tier 1A
Kenneth Walker - 5'10/205 - MSU

Breece Hall - 6'1/215 - Iowa St

Isaiah Spiller - 6'1/225 - TAMU

Breece Hall - 6'1/215 - Iowa St


Tier 1B
Jerrion Ealy - 5'8/190 - Ole Miss

Kevin Harris - 5'10/225 - South Carolina

Chris Rodriguez - 5'11/225 - Kentucky

Eric Gray - 5'10/205 - Oklahoma

Kyren Williams - 5'9/195 - Notre Dame


Zonovan Knight - 5'11/205 - NC State

Mohamed Ibrahim - 5'10/210 - Minnesota

Master Teague - 5'11/225 - OSU

Zamir White - 6'/215 - Georgia

Sincere McCormick - 5'9/200 - UTSA

Max Borghi - 5'10/200 - Washington St

James Cook - 5'11/190 - Georgia


Tier 2
Ainias Smith - 5'10/190 - TAMU

Brian Robinson - 6'1/230 - Alabama

Tyler Allgeier - 5'11/220 - BYU

Tyler Goodson - 5'10/200 - Iowa

Jerome Ford - 5'11/215 - Cincinnati

Kennedy Brooks - 5'11/215 - Oklahoma

Kenny McIntosh - 6'1/210 - Georgia

Snoop Conner - 5'10/215 - Ole Miss

SaRodorick Thompson - 6'/210 - Texas Tech

C.J. Verdell - 5'10/210 - Oregon

Ja'Tarvious Whitlow - 6'/210 - Western Illinois

Dameon Pierce - 5'10/215 - Florida

Ty Chandler - 5'11/205 - North Carolina




Tier 3
Zach Charbonnet - 6'1/220 - UCLA

Leddie Brown - 5'11/210 - West Virginia

Cameron Carroll - 6'/225 - Tulane

Ronnie Rivers - 5'9/195 - Fresno St

Austin Jones - 5'10/200 - Stanford

Kevin Marks - 6'/205 - Buffalo

Travis Dye - 5'10/210 - Oregon

Jashaun Corbin - 6'/220 - FSU

John Lovett - 6'210 - PSU

John Emery - 5'11/215 - LSU

Vavae Malepeaia - 6'/220 - USC

George Holani - 5'11/205 - Boise St

Rachaad White - 6'2/195 - ASU

Kavosiey Smoke - 5'9/200 - Kentucky

DJ Williams - 5'10/210 - FSU

Tyrion Davis-Price - 6'1/230 - LSU

Malcolm Davidson - 5'10/220 - FAU

Re'Mahn Davis - 5'9/215 - Vanderbilt

Trey Sanders - 6'/215 - Alabama

Ulysses Bentley - 5'10/185 - SMU

DeAndre Torrey - 5'7/195 - North Texas

Stephen Carr - 6'/215 - Indiana

Jarek Broussard - 5'9/185 - Colorado

Brittain Brown - 6'1/210 - UCLA

Chris Smith - 5'9/195 - UL-Lafayette

Hassan Haskins - 6'1/220 - Michigan

Chris Brown - 6'1/235 - California

Chris Curry - 5'11/215 - Utah

Toa Taua - 5'9/210 - Nevada

O'Shaan Allison - 5'10/205 - Ohio

Bryant Koback - 6'/205 - Toledo

David Bailey - 6'/235 - Colorado St

Camerun Peoples - 6'2/210 - App St

Xazavian Valladay - 6'/195 - Wyoming

Keilan Robinson - 5'9/190 - Texas

Mike Epstein - 6'/205 - Illinois

Isaih Pacheco - 5'11/210 - Rutgers


Tier 4
Camerun Peoples - 6'2/210 - App St

Shaun Shivers - 5'7/180 - Auburn

Xazavian Valladay - 6'/195 - Wyoming

Keilan Robinson - 5'9/190 - Texas

Mike Epstein - 6'/205 - Illinois

Isaih Pacheco - 5'11/210 - Rutgers

Bentavious Thompson - 6'1/200 - UCF

Dezmon Jackson - 5'11/220 - Oklahoma St

Trestan Ebner - 5'11/210 - Baylor

Kobe Lewis - 5'11/210 - Central Michigan

Shamari Brooks - 5'9/190 - Tulsa

Marcel Murray - 5'11/200 - Arkansas St

Cyrus Habibi-Likio - 6'1/215 - Boise St

Andrew Claire - 5'11/205 - Northwestern

Raheem Blackshear - 5'9/195 - Virginia

Jaylen Warren - 5'8/215 - Oklahoma St

D'vonte Price - 6'2/215 - FIU

Bentavious Thompson - 6'1/200 - UCF

Destin Coates - 5'11/200 - Georgia St

Tyler Badie - 5'9/200 - Missouri

Jordan Mims - 6'/205 - Fresno St

Joshua Mack - 5'11/200 - Liberty

Lyn-J Dixon - 5'10/195 - Clemson

De'Montre Tuggle - 5'10/200 - Ohio

Mataeo Durant - 6'1/195 - Duke

Tyler Nevens - 6'/225 - San Jose St

Greg Bell - 6'/200 - San Diego St

Hassan Hall - 6'/205 - Louisville

Amare Jones - 5'11/200 - GA-Southern

Stephon Huderson - 5'9/200 - Tulane

Teon Dollard - 5'11/205 - Akron

La'Darius Jefferson - 6'1/225 - Western Michigan

Hassan Hall - 6'/205 - Louisville

DK Billingsley - 5'11/215 - Troy

Christian Beal-Smith - 5'10/200 - Wake Forest

Jaylon Bester - 5'8/185 - Miami (OH)

Devin Brumfield - 5'10/215 - Tulane

Charles Williams - 5'9/200 - UNLV

Elijah Dotson - 5'11/185 - Sacramento St
 
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EddardSnow67

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Kyren Williams is just a star, period. Incredible football player. I know Jonas Gray left a bad taste in Bill's mouth when it comes to ND players, but this guy is White if White was also an elite runner.

He checks every box except size and his toughness makes up for that. He's smart, dynamic, can lowe his shoulder, incredible balance, pass pro is the best in this class. He can run any route from any alignment. You can kick him out wide from the backfield, let him settle in the slot, start him off the ball and bring him back. Screens, wheels, slants, crosses. Dude can beat a lot of corners deep if you asked him to. Great hands, vision is elite. Breaks ankles routinely, then lines up and pounds the ball on the goal line. Avoids negative plays, almost always makes the first (and second) guy miss. Can also return punts.

This kid is going to be a star in the NFL. I doubt the Patriots take him because there are more pressing needs and I'd be shocked if he's not picked in the top 40.
 
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BaconGrundleCandy

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Kyren Williams is just a star, period. Incredible football player. I know Jonas Gray left a bad taste in Bill's mouth when it comes to ND players, but this guy is White if White was also an elite runner.

He checks every box except size and his toughness makes up for that. He's smart, dynamic, can lowe his shoulder, incredible balance, pass pro is the best in this class. He can run any route from any alignment. You can kick him out wide from the backfield, let him settle in the slot, start him off the ball and bring him back. Screens, wheels, slants, crosses. Dude can beat a lot of corners deep if you asked him to. Great hands, vision is elite. Breaks ankles routinely, then lines up and pounds the ball on the goal line. Avoids negative plays, almost always makes the first (and second) guy miss. Can also return punts.

This kid is going to be a star in the NFL. I doubt the Patriots take him because there are more pressing needs and I'd be shocked if he's not picked in the top 40.
Agreed, he's perfect for us and underrated. Smaller back but runs even lower, compact but shifty. Vision and contact balance. Can stop / start on a dime. One of the better backs in terms of pass pro. I'd love him here.
 

EddardSnow67

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Agreed, he's perfect for us and underrated. Smaller back but runs even lower, compact but shifty. Vision and contact balance. Can stop / start on a dime. One of the better backs in terms of pass pro. I'd love him here.
The pass pro skills are just off the charts. The only downside is that he can get blasted by bigger rushers, but he's *always* there. He has some kind of innate ability to identify the most imminently dangerous rusher and just get to the spot.

And if a guy isn't 6'6", 280 or something, he's probably gonna stone them. He just lays guys out and he has absolutely no fear whatsoever. I've made it known I'm an ND fan, but that actually makes me even more critical in my evals because I watch every snap of every ND game three or four times because of contributions I make on ND recruiting message boards. I would be saying this even if he played for Michigan (incidentally, Blake Corum from UM is very similar to Williams and is one of my highest rated 2023 RB prospects).

I actually think he could be one of the better slot receivers in the NFL as well, but his real value is at RB because he's also an elite runner in addition to his pass pro and productivity/versatility in the passing game.

It takes a lot for me to absolutely rave about an ND player for a few reasons, but Kyren is special. Up there with Kyle Hamilton, Zach Martin, Golden Tate, Will Fuller and Quenton Nelson for me as far as the best players at ND in the past decade or so.
 
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BaconGrundleCandy

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The pass pro skills are just off the charts. The only downside is that he can get blasted by bigger rushers, but he's *always* there. He has some kind of innate ability to identify the most imminently dangerous rusher and just get to the spot.

And if a guy isn't 6'6", 280 or something, he's probably gonna stone them. He just lays guys out and he has absolutely no fear whatsoever. I've made it known I'm an ND fan, but that actually makes me even more critical in my evals because I watch every snap of every ND game three or four times because of contributions I make on ND recruiting message boards. I would be saying this even if he played for Michigan (incidentally, Blake Corum from UM is very similar to Williams and is one of my highest rated 2023 RB prospects).

I actually think he could be one of the better slot receivers in the NFL as well, but his real value is at RB because he's also an elite runner in addition to his pass pro and productivity/versatility in the passing game.

It takes a lot for me to absolutely rave about an ND player for a few reasons, but Kyren is special. Up there with Kyle Hamilton, Zach Martin, Golden Tate, Will Fuller and Quenton Nelson for me as far as the best players at ND in the past decade or so.
No he's a pit bull out there and takes no **** lol. I love watching him give defenders little shoves right after he stones someone. So feisty, like he loves to fight and mix it up. He's a prideful guy you can tell. Professional about it and it shows. That stuff is invaluable. Setting a tone in practice, carrying yourself a certain way.

But yes his pass pro is special. He puts on clinics. Like you said his ability to scan and ID is elite. I've seen him move his head, feet almost like a clock or QB going through his progressions. Ive seen him ID late blitzes from the nickel off the edge after fake pressure up the middle. Smart. I always try to look at different parts of the body on certain plays and his eyes/head dont move when he delivers a blow. Like he doesn't shy away or duck his head away when contact arrives.


He's does this almost weekly

And yea his rec skills are legit. 3 down player that can come out the backfield or flex out in space where I think he'll be even more dangerous next level. He'll be great on those option routes in the MOF.

Pass pro is key though. That's keeping Stevenson off the field and its a lost art in today's game. Like we have no dominant inline blockers at TE. Just wrote about this in my thread. So when you play to their strengths and flex them out, send them out on routes your RB pass pro becomes extremely important. Guys like him don't really come along that often. I think he's an easy top 64 pick imo.
 

EddardSnow67

On the Game Day Roster
Looks like a lot of value on day 2 at RB, similar to the 2020 class. Not sure any of these guys sneak into the first round, but we'll probably see 7 or 8 chosen in the 2nd and 3rd rounds.
 

Ochmed Jones

Pro Bowl Player
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I think we need to turn to the “Durant” name to fill two needs in this draft in the later rounds.

Durant the running back from duke and Durant the corner from sc state. I think both these guys could help us next season!
 

Snooky97

In the Starting Line-Up
Jerrion Ealy i'm a huge fan of him. Would be an ideal third down back and reminds me of Dion Lewis.
 

JerseyShore99

Rotational Player and Threatening Starter's Job
I think we need to turn to the “Durant” name to fill two needs in this draft in the later rounds.

Durant the running back from duke and Durant the corner from sc state. I think both these guys could help us next season!
Durant from Duke will be a very good pro
 

Ochmed Jones

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Pierce of Florida had a decent year as a runner and pass catcher. Could be a day three option depending on how he runs.
 

paco130

On the Roster
Jerrion Ealy i'm a huge fan of him. Would be an ideal third down back and reminds me of Dion Lewis.
I'm a James Cook fan for the James White role. I've seen him a number of times playing for Georgia. Can't go wrong with his running and receiving abilities.
 

JerseyShore99

Rotational Player and Threatening Starter's Job
I'm a James Cook fan for the James White role. I've seen him a number of times playing for Georgia. Can't go wrong with his running and receiving abilities.
Dude is so, so solid...Didn't know he was Dalvin's brother, he actually reminds me of Devonta Freeman at FSU
 

Ochmed Jones

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I see two running backs we can get on day 3 that would help us, Durant of duke and pierce of Florida.
 

Ochmed Jones

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We have two running backs with some age ti them, white and bolden.

bolden contributes mightily on special teams and is good injury insurance.
White is at the point where he breaks down every couple of plays.

I think bb has to look at getting us younger in the running back room!
 

Ochmed Jones

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Watched tape on charbonet of ucla. He is a tackle breaking machine. Got some quicks to him and might be a guy we should be interested in drafting since Harris has been hurt every year for us.
 

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