The summer months are challenging for even the most passionate NFL draft fan, but news and noteworthy nuggets of information can be found in overlooked one-liners and first-look player assessments.
ESPN’s Mel Kiper released his early list of top offensive draft prospects last month, and his discussion of the running back class was interesting, to say the least.
The talent at the junior level is significant, but mileage and injury concerns are obvious. Fournette had 300 carries last season, and Chubb will be coming back from a knee injury. Cook can move to the top; he’s a major talent.
Kiper currently has Florida State’s Dalvin Cook rated as the fourth-best junior in the class, behind the likes of Leonard Fournette, Nick Chubb and Jalen Hurd. With questions surrounding the tread left on Fournette’s tires and the status of Chubb’s devastating knee injury, the door is open (read more…)