College Football Draft Kit: Running Backs

College Football Draft Kit: Running Backs

This article is part of our College Football Draft Kit series.

1.) Breece Hall, Iowa State

Running back is stacked at the top this year, but Hall takes the crown as the top fantasy rusher coming into 2021. The junior is the engine that makes the Cyclone offense go. He ran for 21 touchdowns in 12 games last season while taking on a huge workload (23.3 carries per game) and maintaining a strong 5.6 YPC average. If there's a knock on Hall, it's that his pass-catching work is pedestrian, as he caught 23 passes for 180 yards in 2020. That's still bonus production given what Hall is providing on the ground, however. Iowa State brings back almost its entire offense, so there's little reason to doubt Hall will be in line for anything but another dominant season.

2.) Mohamed Ibrahim, Minnesota

Ibrahim handled the bulk of Minnesota's ground-heavy attack in 2020, notching more than 200 carries for the second time in three seasons despite playing just seven games. He boasts superb vision and power but doesn't quite have the top-end speed to be a consistent home-run threat and hasn't proven his abilities as a pass-catcher yet. Even without an elite top gear, Ibrahim averaged 5.4 yards per carry and came up big in the red zone, compiling 15 rushing scores. He should serve as the Gophers' workhorse again in 2021, with Treyson Potts slotted in as his primary backup. -Chris Benzine

3.) Bijan Robinson, Texas

Robinson was the best running back on Texas' roster as a freshman,

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Chris Benzine
Chris is a sports editor for various sports on the site and also a consistent contributor in the college sports arena.
John McKechnie
John is the 2016 FSWA College Writer of the Year winner. He is a Maryland native and graduate of the University of Georgia. He's been writing for RotoWire since 2014.
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