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.

YOUR NFL GM VS. AUTODRAFT

Ever wondered what would happen if your favorite team just went into the draft without doing any independent research, without studying hours of tape, or even listening to team scouts? Well, after many years of watching NFL teams making numerous questionable ‘reaches’ in the draft, and totally ignoring the prevailing wisdom - we decided to re-examine all your team’s drafts over the last ten years.
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 Backs

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

Breece
Hall

RB
Iowa State   Mascot
Iowa State Mascot
220lbs 6-1 4.39 1 43.3
88.3
As a senior at high school, Breece Hall rushed for 2,127 yards and 29 touchdowns and was again named first-team All-Metro and firs...
2

Isaiah
Spiller

RB
Texas A&M   Mascot
Texas A&M Mascot
215lbs 6-1 4.49 3 53.4
88.0
Isaiah Spiller played high school football in Texas and was given a four-star recruiting grade from ESPN. He was awarded a place o...
3

Kenneth
Walker III

RB
Michigan State   Mascot
Michigan State Mascot
210lbs 5-10 4.46 2 46
85.7
Kenneth Walker generated a massive total of 3,485 yards rushing in high school, but was still only rated as a three-star recruit ...
4

Rachaad
White

RB
Arizona State   Mascot
Arizona State Mascot
210lbs 6-2 4.46 9 113.3
84.4
White was widely recruited as received no offers from big schools and so opted to join the Division 2 University of Nebraska at Ke...
5

Dameon
Pierce

RB
Florida   Mascot
Florida Mascot
215lbs 5-10 4.51 11 122
83.5
Dameon Pierce was a high school stand-out at Bainbridge in Georgia, chalking up 6,779 yards and 92 rushing touchdowns during his ...
6

Kyren
Williams

RB
Notre Dame   Mascot
Notre Dame Mascot
199lbs 5-9 4.44 4 70.2
83.3
Kyren Williams was an ESPN 4 star recruit from St. John Vianney High School in St. Louis, Missouri, and put up an impressive year...
8

Brian
Robinson Jr....

RB
Alabama   Mascot
Alabama Mascot
225lbs 6-1 4.51 14 132
82.4
Brain Robinson Jr. was a top-level national running back prospect from Hillcrest High School in Tuscaloosa who was rated as a una...
7

James
Cook

RB
Georgia   Mascot
Georgia Mascot
190lbs 5-11 4.49 5 96.6
82.4
James Cook was a superstar at Miami Central High School he led them to a 10-4 record as a 2-way player in 2017 as he rushed for 7...
9

Jerrion
Ealy

RB
Ole Miss   Mascot
Ole Miss Mascot
185lbs 5-9 4.42 17 152.4
81.7
Jerrion Ealy was a high school star who earned MVP honors at the 2019 Under Armour All-American Game as a top-100 recruit by all ...
10

Jerome
Ford

RB
Cincinnati   Mascot
Cincinnati Mascot
220lbs 5-11 4.36 7 99
81.4
Jerome Ford was One of the top running back talents in Florida, a four-star runner, and ranked the No. 6 all-purpose back national...
11

Zonovan
Knight

RB
NC State   Mascot
NC State Mascot
210lbs 5-11 4.45 18 155.3
80.2
Zonovan Knight was a high school standout who ran for a record 2054 yds in his final season at Southern Nash and as result was aw...
12

Hassan
Haskins

RB
Michigan   Mascot
Michigan Mascot
220lbs 6-1 4.58 12 122.3
80.1
At Eureka Senior High School Hassan Haskins helped lead Eureka to the Missouri Class 6A State Semifinals in 2017. He also rushed ...