Top Running Backs 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.

Player Rankings - Running Backs

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

Isaiah
Spiller

RB
Texas A&M   Mascot
Texas A&M Mascot
215lbs 6-1 4.45 5 41.2 90 Strengths Well-built with a thick frame and powerful lower body which keeps his legs pumping through contact. Patient behind the l...
2

Breece
Hall

RB
Iowa State   Mascot
Iowa State Mascot
220lbs 6-1 4.39 3 36.4 89 Strengths Well-built with a thick frame and powerful lower body which keeps his legs pumping through contact. Patient behind the l...
3

Jerrion
Ealy

RB
Ole Miss   Mascot
Ole Miss Mascot
185lbs 5-9 4.42 17 105 87 Strengths Elusive, pogo stick-quick back with excellent initial burst and very good long speed. Gets to top speed quickly. Turns t...
4

Tyler
Goodson

RB
Iowa   Mascot
Iowa Mascot
199lbs 5-10 4.51 26 160 85 Strengths Not truly explosive, but possesses enough speed to beat linebacker to the edge.Does not possess top breakaway speed, tho...
5

Leddie
Brown

RB
West Virginia   Mascot
West Virginia Mascot
216lbs 5-11 4.59 40 250 83 Strengths Difficult to bring down one-on-one in space, regularly sidesteps would-be tacklers and uses offhand to use oncoming defe...
6

Zonovan
Knight

RB
NC State   Mascot
NC State Mascot
210lbs 5-11 4.45 9 63.5 81 Strengths Does not possess top breakaway speed, though he's rarely caught from behind.Shows a surprising burst to beat linebackers...
7

Rachaad
White

RB
Arizona State   Mascot
Arizona State Mascot
210lbs 6-2 4.54 10 71 80 Strengths Possesses quick feet and straight-line speed but doesn't have the elite burst to be a constant big-play threat. Improvin...
8

Eric
Gray

RB
Oklahoma   Mascot
Oklahoma Mascot
206lbs 5-9 4.50 6 49 78 Strengths Flashes initial burst and good lateral quickness to sidestep defenders or bounce runs outside with very good foot quickn...
9

Kyren
Williams

RB
Notre Dame   Mascot
Notre Dame Mascot
199lbs 5-9 4.44 7 55 77 Strengths Flashes initial burst and good lateral quickness to sidestep defenders or bounce runs outside with very good foot quickn...
10

D'vonte
Price

RB
Florida International   Mascot
Florida International Mascot
215lbs 6-2 4.49 8 56 77 Strengths Has the feet and feel running between the tackles and in the open field. He has very good vision and patience to pick th...
11

Tyrion
Davis-Price

RB
LSU   Mascot
LSU Mascot
232lbs 6-1 4.56 13 87 76 Strengths Has good vision to find the hole and get North-South. Gets good initial push and always seems to be falling forward for ...
12

Ainias
Smith

RB
Texas A&M   Mascot
Texas A&M Mascot
190lbs 5-10 4.41 16 99 75 Strengths Has a smaller, compact build with adequate thickness throughout his frame. Confident and ambitious player who wants the ...