Kalen Ballage – Arizona State
RB 6’1″ 228 lbs
There’s not another back in the 2018 class that has as little production with as many physical tools as Kalen Ballage. He is big, he’s fast, he’s strong, and he is a point of contention among dynasty circles.
Saquon Barkley – Penn State
RB 5’11” 223 lbs
I have seen a smattering of pushback about the Barkley hype-train, but to me, he’s the real deal. There’s never one-hundred percent certainty about a prospect’s future success, but Saquon Barkley looks elite.
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In my spare time, when I’m not crafting fantasy football articles, I build battleships. Admittedly, it’s a pretty cool side gig.
The latest project, delivered to the Navy last October, is the Zumwalt Class destroyer; these ships are a touch over 600 feet long, look like they come from Star Wars’ central casting, and are equipped with electric drive generators (similar to your aunt’s Prius.) Designed to be a warship, there are any number of defensive (and offensive) armament capabilities, including the capacity to house two helicopters. However, most amazing thing to me is the ship’s ability to evade detection and be more than it appears.
Leonard Fournette – Louisiana State
RB 6’0″ 240lbs
The NFL is going to be higher on Fournette than I am. He’s a big, physical back who excels between the tackles. For a man of his size, the speed with which he runs is impressive. Fournette tends to punish defenders with a lowered shoulder, often running through several opponents before he’s brought down. He’s the kind of back that front offices salivate over with visions of Adrian Peterson dancing in their heads.
Dalvin Cook – Florida State
RB 5’10” 210lbs
I see Cook as a guy who has everything I’m looking for in a running back (except size.) He has elite vision, waits for blocks, gets skinny through the hole and then explodes out the other side.
Kareem Hunt – Toledo RB 6’0″ 225lbs
I wasn’t really sure what to expect on Kareem Hunt; thus far, he’s been one of the most polarizing backs in the 2017 class. I’ve heard analysts completely Dismiss him, and I’ve heard others heap on the praise. When something like that happens, it makes me really anxious to take a look and see for myself.
Samaje Perine – Oklahoma
RB 5’11” 237lbs
Perine was in a unique situation in Oklahoma; he split touches with Joe Mixon, one of the most dynamic backs in the 2017 class. He played the compact, inside runner and saw some goal line work, but it’s difficult to tell whether he was limited to this role because of talent around him or his own ability.
Corey Clement – Wisconsin
RB 5’11” 219lbs
Clement is another in the long line of backs who fall neatly into the height/weight parameters; there is a portion of the 2017 RB class that seems to be a line of cookie-cutter players. It’s up to film work and combine measurables to separate them.