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Comparing College Football And NFL Running Backs

July 9, 2015 by  
Filed under NFL Football

Football running backs

We are always ranking the different players in college or in the NFL, but we never really compare them against each other to see just how good a football player they are. This is why we are comparing the Top 10 ranked running backs in College, and seeing how they match up against those that are already in the professional arena.

Rank College Player HT/WT Yards TD NFL Comparison
#1 Ohio State Ezekiel Elliot 6’0 225 lb. 1,878 18 Frank Gore
#2 LSU Leonard Fournette 6’1 230 lb. 1,034 10 Adrian Peterson
#3 Pittsburgh James Conner 6’2 240 lb. 1,765 26 Le’Veon Bell
#4 Oklahoma Samaje Perine 5’11 237 lb. 1,713 21 Marshawn Lynch
#5 Georgia Nick Chubb 5’10 220 lb. 1,547 14 Todd Gurley
#6 Oregon Royce Freeman 5’11 230 lb. 1,365 18 Jonathan Stewart
#7 Alabama Derrick Henry 6’3 242 lb. 990 11 Eddie Lacy
#8 UCLA Paul Perkins 5’11 198 lb. 1,575 9 LeSean McCoy
#9 Florida State Dalvin Cook 6’0 203 lb. 1,008 8 Jamaal Charles
#10 San Diego St. Donnel Pumphrey 5’9 170 lb. 1,867 20 C.J. Spiller

This gives a good perspective of how each college player performs, and who they would be compared against doing the same thing in the NFL. These 10 running backs have a great future ahead of them, so be sure to look for them on the football field, and expect them to get drafted soon.