Written by Chris Ross, Analyst on June 1, 2015
In the 2015 NFL Draft, the running back position returned to the first round with the selections of Todd Gurley and Melvin Gordon and No. 10 and No. 15 overall respectively. In 2016, we could see another couple of running backs go in the draft’s opening round as next year’s class has a few potentially special talents at the position. James Conner, a bruising out of Pitt is one of the running backs that could go in the first round next year. Let’s take a closer look at what makes Conner such a special prospect heading into the 2015-16 season.
The thing that stands out most about Conner’s game is his power. He’s not afraid to lower his shoulder and run through opposing defenders. Conner has great size at 6’2″, 250 pounds and he uses that size to his advantage against smaller defenders. Not to mention, Conner (read more…)