This article is part of our Job Battles series.The last Job Battles article addressed the relevant quarterback showdowns, and this one will start on the running backs. I'll have to make this a two-part article since I ran it a bit long.
The blurbs sort by descending alphabetical order of the team location. The players within a blurb are listed from left to right in descending seniority, not favor.
Rod Smith vs. Bo Scarbrough, Dallas
Smith (6-foot-3, 235) and Scarbrough (6-foot-1, 229) are similar in the sense that they are both former high-level recruits (especially in Scarbrough's case), and in that they are big backs with uncommon athleticism for their builds.
They are different in that Smith has several years of NFL experience, including a breakout 2017 season where he served with Alfred Morris as co-backup to Ezekiel Elliott, specifically handling the passing-down snaps in that setting. In totaling 232 yards (4.2 YPC) and four touchdowns while catching 19 passes for 202 yards
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