The running back class of the 2021 NFL Draft has a couple of players who we believe can take the league by storm. We take a look at the top 5 running backs and project their possible landing spots ahead the upcoming NFL season.
Virginia Tech running back Khalil Herbert will be a welcome addition to the Atlanta Falcons roster. Standing at 5'9", Herbert's low centre of gravity helps the running back extend plays.
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A dual threat option, Memphis Tigers running back Kenneth Gainwell's ability to be useful on receiving routes as well makes his play style comparable to New Orleans Saints' star RB Alvin Kamara.
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The Pittsburgh Steelers had the league's worst running game in 2020. Eager to make amends, the franchise could benefit from drafting Javonte Williams who shed 76 tackles last year.
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Clemson running back Travis Etienne brings with with him blistering pace. Running a 40-yard-dash in 4.41 seconds, the Jets could land Etienne early in second round of the 2021 NFL Draft.
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The distinction of being the best running back in the 2021 NFL Draft Class belong to Alabama's Najee Harris. The Dolphins could use their 18th overall pick to spearhead their running game.