Top Running Back Prospects in 2015 NFL Draft

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November 24, 2012; University Park, PA, USA;Wisconsin Badgers running back Melvin Gordon (25) catches a pass on the way to a 57 yard touchdown in the first quarter against the Penn State Nittany Lions at Beaver Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Evan Habeeb-USA TODAY Sports

Melvin Gordon

Melvin Gordon of the Wisconsin Badgers is the best running back in college football with 1,900 yards and a couple of games left. So barring the unforseen, he’s going to have over 2,000 yards rushing for the season but that doesn’t automatically make him a great pro. However, he does have the skill-set and talent that translates to being a star at the next level.

His vision and ability to cut and run to what he sees is actually better than the other two stars but he has a question attached. But boy can he make a man look stupid trying to come up and make a tackle on him in the open field. I’m not going to call him Barry Sanders (no one is) but he is cat quick and can dart in and out of things with the best of them in today’s game.

At 6’1″, 207 pounds he has bake (power) to go with is shake and he’s been clocked in the 4.4s by his coaches. The one question about Gordon is his ability to catch the ball out of the backfield because he doesn’t get the chance now. He can easily  take his 207 pounds up to 217 so if he can catch the ball, he could have the most value of them all in the pros.

Or he could run the ball so well it does’t matter.