I really like this RB class. There are a lot of guys who could help us this season that will go rnd 3+.
I like most of the guys listed so far, one guy I'd keep an eye on is Theo Riddick in the late parts of the draft. He won't go high at all, and we could likely take him in rnd 5-6 and he'd add a lot of value as a 3rd down back. He is very versatile, and is a guy Garrett would really like as he can split out wide and be a mismatch and do the things we wanted to see out of Felix. He isn't an every down back, but he could add a lot of value later in the draft.
Slasher with some open-field speed. Flashes a strong cut and acceleration to get through a hole. Has value as a receiver out of the backfield with his experience as a slot man. Freezes linebacker with his wiggle in his route, can adjust to poor throws to bring them in. Willing to lower his pads and lean for the extra yard in short-yardage situations, also not afraid to bring his shoulder or step through a would-be tackler. Runs behind his pads, and keeps his legs churning when hit. Finds a defensive lineman to chip via a thrown shoulder in pass protection.
Longer legs and leaner overall build than many teams prefer in a tailback. Upright runner who doesn’t tuck the ball away in the open field. Gets himself off-balance with too much dancing in space. Stands up to blitzers in pass protection but won’t anchor against stronger linebackers.
Riddick made some plays as an inside receiver in his sophomore (40 catches, 414 yards, 3 TD) and junior (38-436, 3 TD) seasons, but the former all-state running back from New Jersey returned to his natural position for his senior year, while also seeing snaps at receiver when Cierre Wood was in. Riddick's chess piece potential will likely earn him a draftable grade.