Running Back Rankings 2022 NFL Draft

RUNNINGBACK RANKING 2022 NFL DRAFT

The 2022 running back class is much like the Quarterback class, devoid of any standout performers - although what it lacks at the top end it more than makes up in the middle, where there are several prospects able to have an impact in the NFL. 

Our top-ranked RB prospect is the Texas Junior Isaiah Spiller, who will likely be viewed as a solid workhorse back. He goes 6-1 and 225lbs, but still possesses the breakaway speed required for the position (4.45 in the forty). He’s quick and shifty and will likely start right away. Spiller’s only obvious negative is he is somewhat limited in the passing game.

Our second-ranked prospect Breece Hall, from Iowa State, led the NCAA in yardage last year, quite an accomplishment considering that class included 2020 first-rounder Najee Harris. He has all the size and athleticism you could want,  which is showcased by his sub 4.4 speed.

The likely third back to be drafted is Jerrion Early from Mississippi who will likely be viewed as a third-down game-changing scatback, who’s a threat to score whenever he gets the ball in his hands.

YOUR NFL GM VS. AUTODRAFT

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The results are (sometimes) interesting – but what it really does show, is that on the whole - NFL teams would have done better by putting their feet up and just switching on autodraft.
Take a look, we have every team's draft since 2011 rated.

Player Rankings - Running Back

# Player Pos Team Weight Height 40YD AVG POS RANK AVG OVR RANK Rating Summary
1

Breece
Hall

RB
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220lbs 6-1 4.39 1 43.8
88.1
Hall is an excellent running back prospect and we could see him starring on a run-first team in the NFL where he would have no pro...
2

Isaiah
Spiller

RB
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215lbs 6-1 4.63 3 71.7
86.9
Spiller is traditional power work horseback with decent speed, a ton of natural instincts in the running game, both inside and out...
3

Kenneth
Walker III

RB
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210lbs 5-10 4.38 2 46.3
85.7
Walker has firmly established himself as one of the top running backs in the 2022 NFL Draft class coming from previous insignific...
4

Dameon
Pierce

RB
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220lbs 5-10 4.59 6 96.8
83.5
Pierce has amazing athletic ability and has a nice combination of size and power - making him an impressive short-yardage power b...
7

Brian
Robinson Jr....

RB
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226lbs 6-1 4.51 9 105.3
82.4
Brian Robinson Jr. is a quality NFL prospect who offers a particular skill set at the next level. He has all the attributes of a c...
6

Rachaad
White

RB
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210lbs 6-2 4.48 10 105.8
82.4
Rachaad White's stock has risen quicker than any other running back in this year's class - coming from being a virtual unknown to ...
5

James
Cook

RB
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190lbs 5-11 4.42 5 87.2
82.4
Cook is an impressive athlete with lightning quickness, the speed you look for in a back, and fantastic receiving ability - he als...
8

Jerome
Ford

RB
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209lbs 5-11 4.46 14 136.7
81.4
Ford is an excellent prospect who until this year has gone under pro scout's radar - he has elite speed and explosiveness combined...
9

Kyren
Williams

RB
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199lbs 5-9 4.65 7 105.8
81.3
Williams is a very talented and versatile back who has established himself as one of the top runners in this year's class. He is c...
10

Pierre
Strong Jr.

RB
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202lbs 5-11 4.37 11 116
81.1
Pierre Strong is a promising prospect with a long history of success at both high school and the FCS level. He's put up over 3500 ...
11

Tyler
Allgeier

RB
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220lbs 5-11 4.60 13 121.2
80.4
Tyler Allgeier is a decent pro prospect - he is a power runner who could become a solid NFL work horseback while also providing ...
12

Zonovan
Knight

RB
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210lbs 5-11 4.58 22 200.3
80.2
Zonovan Knight has all the athletic talents you look for in a featured pro back, ideal size, good speed with a natural feel for f...

2022 NFL Draft Athleticism Chart - Running Back

We've compared players post combine 40 times and weight and charted them on the scatter chart below. You'll find the 40 time on the Y-axis and on the X-axis the weight in pounds.
The exceptional athletic freaks (determined by the combination of speed vs weight) will be found at the top right of the chart while the less impressive athletes will be sitting towards the bottom left.

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2022 NFL Draft Athleticism Chart - Running Back

We've compared players 40 times and weight and charted them on the scatter chart below. You'll find the 40 time on the Y-axis and on the X-axis the weight in pounds.
The exceptional athletic freaks (determined by the combination of speed vs weight) will be found at the top right of the chart while the less impressive athletes will be sitting towards the bottom left.

Check back after the combine as these numbers are likely to change.