3 Running Backs who could be potential NFL Draft steals

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Roschon Johnson, Senior, Texas – (Projected: Third Round)

Johnson backed up the number-one-ranked player out of all the running backs in this draft, Bijan Robinson. So, obviously, his numbers are a bit skewed in comparison to other prospects. However, he still managed 93 carries for 554 yards and five touchdowns.

At 6’2″, 222 pounds, Johnson has plenty of steam in his engine. He had 85 broken tackles on 189 attempts, so any team seeking immediate help on the goal line might want to look in his direction. He can also serve as a short-yardage receiver, having caught 14 passes for 128 yards and a score.

He may be an X-factor, considering he wasn’t the Longhorns’ feature back. But that’s not necessarily a downfall. His size and athleticism make up for his lack of experience. Most of where he lands will depend on what he shows at the NFL Combine in late February. For now, it’s easy to say that he’s a value pick on Day Three of the Draft.