Running Back Rankings 2023 NFL Draft

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 Back

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

Bijan
Robinson

RB
Texas   Mascot
Texas Mascot
214lbs 6-0 4.49 1 8.6
91.6
Strengths Flashes initial burst and good lateral quickness to sidestep defenders or bounce runs outside with very good foot quickn...
2

Jahmyr
Gibbs

RB
Georgia Tech   Mascot
Georgia Tech Mascot
200lbs 5-11 4.46 2 27.2
89.9
Strengths Doesn't possess elite breakaway speed, but is fast enough to gain yardage in chunks when he finds a seam.Shows a surpris...
3

Zach
Evans

RB
TCU   Mascot
TCU Mascot
212lbs 5-11 4.42 4 34.4
88.5
Strengths Demonstrated the ability to track the ball over his shoulder. Good flexibility and balance to adjust to the poorly throw...
4

DeWayne
McBride

RB
UAB   Mascot
UAB Mascot
215lbs 5-11 4.56 3 30
86.0
Strengths Doesn't possess elite breakaway speed, but is fast enough to gain yardage in chunks when he finds a seam.Has good burst ...
5

Devon
Achane

RB
Texas A&M   Mascot
Texas A&M Mascot
185lbs 5-9 4.40 6 54.3
85.4
Strengths Possesses quick feet and straight-line speed but doesn't have the elite burst to be a constant big-play threat. Improvin...
6

Tank
Bigsby

RB
Auburn   Mascot
Auburn Mascot
208lbs 6-0 4.48 5 46.6
84.4
Strengths Shows a surprising burst to beat linebackers to the edge. Can plant his foot in the ground and explode, showing better s...
7

Zach
Charbonnet

RB
UCLA   Mascot
UCLA Mascot
220lbs 6-1 4.41 7 67.9
84.1
Charbonnet has really helped his stock this past year and his move to UCLA proved to be an excellent move. He has ideal size fo...
8

Sean
Tucker

RB
Syracuse   Mascot
Syracuse Mascot
210lbs 5-10 4.54 8 68
83.4
Strengths Difficult to bring down one-on-one in space, regularly sidesteps would-be tacklers and uses offhand to use oncoming defe...
9

Chris
Rodriguez Jr...

RB
Kentucky   Mascot
Kentucky Mascot
224lbs 5-11 4.55 9 93.7
82.3
Strengths Doesn't possess elite breakaway speed, but is fast enough to gain yardage in chunks when he finds a seam.Solid receiver ...
11

Mohamed
Ibrahim

RB
Minnesota   Mascot
Minnesota Mascot
210lbs 5-10 4.52 11 104
82.1
Strengths Bowling-ball runner between the tackles. Flashes a burst in and out of the hole. Lowers his pads and delivers a blow int...
10

Eric
Gray

RB
Oklahoma   Mascot
Oklahoma Mascot
206lbs 5-9 4.44 12 115.5
82.1
Strengths Flashes initial burst and good lateral quickness to sidestep defenders or bounce runs outside with very good foot quickn...
12

Kendall
Milton

RB
Georgia   Mascot
Georgia Mascot
220lbs 6-1 4.58 13 125.7
80.3
Strengths Demonstrated the ability to track the ball over his shoulder. Good flexibility and balance to adjust to the poorly throw...

2023 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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2023 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.