Running Backs

 

The were 22 RBs selected in the 2022 draft, as follows:

 

Round 1 - 0

Round 2 - 3

Round 3 - 3

Round 4 - 5

Round 5 - 5

Round 6 - 4

Round 7 - 2

 

The 2022 RB draft class wasn't stellar, but did offer up very good depth in the early to middle rounds. No RBs were taken in Round 1, which was pretty much the expectation. Rounds 2 through 4 saw eleven backs taken, with most if not all of them to see meaningful carries as rookies. 

The 2023 RB draft should hold up just fine by comparison, as there might be as many as fifteen prospects that could tote the rock a good amount of time in the rookie campaigns. I could certainly see more than six RBs being selected across Day 1 and 2 of the draft. 

1) Bijan Robinson | 6'1 | 220 | RB | Texas

2021 - 1,127 yards rushing, 295 yards receiving

2) Jahmyr Gibbs | 5'10 | 200 | RB | Alabama

2021 - 746 yards rushing, 470 yards receiving

3) Zach Charbonnet | 6'1 | 220 | RB | UCLA

2021 - 1,137 yards rushing, 197 yards receiving

4) Devon Achane | 5'8 | 185 | RB | Texas A&M

2021 - 910 yards rushing, 261 yards receiving

5) Zach Evans | 5'10 | 195 | RB | Ole Miss

2021 - 648 yards rushing, 130 yards receiving

6) Sean Tucker | 6'0 | 209 | RB | Syracuse

2021 - 1,496 yards rushing, 255 yards receiving

7) Tank Bigsby | 6'0 | 204 | RB | Auburn

2021 - 1,099 yards rushing, 184 yards receiving

8) Noah Cain | 5'10 | 220 | RB | LSU

2021 - 350 yards rushing, 114 yards receiving

9) Blake Corum | 5'8 | 200 | RB | Michigan

2021 - 952 yards rushing, 141 yards receiving

10) Tavion Thomas | 6'2 | 230 | RB | Utah

2021 - 1,108 yards rushing, 3 yards receiving

11) Chris Rodriguez | 5'11 | 224 | RB | Kentucky

2021 - 1,379 yards rushing, 61 yards receiving

12) Mohamed Ibrahim | 5'9 | 210 | RB | Minnesota

2021 - 163 yards rushing, 0 yards receiving

13) Eric Gray | 5'10 | 209 | RB | Oklahoma

2021 - 412 yards rushing, 229 yards receiving

14) Ulysses Bentley | 5'11 | 200 | RB | Ole Miss

2021 - 610 yards rushing, 90 yards receiving

15) Deuce Vaughn | 5'6 | 176 | RB | Kansas State

2021 - 1,404 yards rushing, 468 yards receiving

16) Lew Nichols | 5'9 | 200 | RB | Central Michigan

2021 - 1,848 yards rushing, 338 yards receiving

17) Rasheen Ali | 6'0 | 200 | RB | Marshall

2021 - 1,401 yards rushing, 342 yards receiving

18) Chase Brown | 5'1 | 205 | RB | Illinois

2021 - 1,005 yards rushing, 142 yards receiving

19) Travis Dye | 5'9 | 190 | RB | USC

2021 - 1,271 yards rushing, 402 yards receiving

20) SaRodorick Thompson | 6'0 | 215 | RB | Texas Tech

2021 - 500 yards rushing, 113 yards receiving