Final 2018 NFL Draft Running Back Rankings

The 2018 Running Back class is loaded with talent and if it was ten years earlier we could have seen four players taken in the first round. Instead the only guarantee is Saquan Barkley.  That being said teams needing a running back will be very happy to get talent through every round. With so much talent in the class here is a look at the 2018 NFL Draft Running Back Rankings.

2018 NFL Draft Running Back Rankings

1 Saquon Barkley Penn State JR 5’11 223

2 Derrius Guice LSU JR 5’11 222

3 Sony Michel Georgia SR 5’11 222

4 Nick Chubb Georgia SR 5’10 220

5 Akrum Wadley Iowa SR 5’11 185

6 Ronald Jones USC JR 6’1 195

7 Kerryon Johnson Auburn JR 6’0 204

8 Mark Walton Miami JR 5’9 205

9 Rashaad Penny San Diego State SR 5’11 220

10 Keith Ford Texas A&M SR 5’11 215

11 Kalen Ballage Arizona State SR 6’3 220

12 Chase Edmonds Fordham SR 5’9 210

13 John Kelly Tennessee JR 5’9 212

14 Nyheim Hines North Carolina State JR 5’9 190

15 Larry Rose New Mexico State SR 5’11 180

16 Bo Scarbrough Alabama JR 6’2 228

17 Josh Adams Notre Dame JR 6’2 225

18 Justin Jackson Northwestern SR 5’11 190

19 Royce Freeman Oregon SR 5’11 230

20 Kyle Hicks TCU SR 5’10 210

21 Ryan Nall Oregon State JR 6’2 255

22 Lavon Coleman Washington SR 5’11 228

23 Nick Wilson Arizona SR 5’10 215

24 Kamryn Pettway Auburn JR 6’0 240

25 Ralph Webb Vanderbilt SR 5’10 202

26 Phillip Lindsay Colorado SR 5’8 180

27 James Butler Iowa SR 5’9 210

28 D’Ernest Johnson South Florida SR 5’10 210


    • Ballage was underutilized this past year. I really like his receiving ability. I like Penny and Johnson but admittedly I need to watch more tape on them. Johnson I did not like this summer but he’s impressed this year so far. Both should continue to rise as I watch more film on them. Thanks for commenting.

  1. How do you think Chubb can translate to the NFL after his injury? He has played well but he does not look like the same Chubb we seen before his injury. Is it so crazy for me to prefer Michel over him at this point?

    • He proved this year that he can stay healthy and produce at a high level. I do think he’ll slide to likely the third or fourth round because of his injury history. The Rankings are still a bit fluid as I watch the prospects even more. I could see Chubb sliding a bit and Sony still rising as he has really risen with increased film study.

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