Experts name top Running Back prospects

Posted Apr 16, 2014 compiled the top five prospects at each position in the upcoming NFL Draft, based on experts' analysis

Bookmark it. Print it out. Save it on your desktop. Do what you will, but consider this your ultimate NFL draft guide. Based on what draft experts are saying around the league, compiled the top five prospects at each position in the upcoming NFL Draft, which runs May 8-10. So until Mr. Irrelevant is called in the seventh round with the 256th overall pick, you’ll want to keep this close as the Giants prepare for the 2014 campaign.

  • Carlos Hyde, Ohio State
    NFL.COM: A big, strong, powerful, NFL feature back who carried the Buckeyes' offense as a senior and proved he can be a workhorse. Solid all-around, chunk runner well-built for the physicality of the AFC North.

  • Tre Mason, Auburn
    NFL.COM: The SEC Player of the Year, Mason is a compactly built, nifty-footed runner with a balanced skill set to merit 20 touches per game at the next level. Fits in multiple schemes and has the chops to make an impact as a rookie.

  • Bishop Sankey, Washington
    NFL.COM: The Pac-12's leading rusher, Sankey is an instinctive, competitive and shifty, low-to-the-ground hard runner. Can be effective as a complementary zone runner capable of moving the chains and picking up chunk yards.

  • Jeremy Hill, LSU
    NFL.COM: Big, thickly built, athletic slasher with an overinflated sense of his abilities and character red flags, which could cause some teams to shy away. Fits best in a downhill scheme and has potential to be a 20-carry back in the NFL, but must run to his size more consistently and prove his unstable behavior is behind him.

  • Andre Williams, Boston College
    NFL.COM: Very strong, stocky, powerful runner with the instincts, contact balance and toughness to carry a heavy workload. Really emerged as a senior, when he led the nation in rushing, and proved worthy of a starting role.

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