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Here are the top 10 running backs in this year's draft class, per PFF's NFL Draft Guide.
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1. Bijan Robinson, Texas
BIG BOARD RANK: 27
Robinson is about as well-rounded a back as you'll see in the draft. He's one of the highest-floor players in the class.
2. Jahmyr Gibbs, Alabama
BIG BOARD RANK: 51
Gibbs is the dynamic receiving back you want in this class.
3. Zach Charbonnet, UCLA
BIG BOARD RANK: 61
Charbonnet is a very easy projection to the next level. He's a “set it and forget it” starter.
4. Devon Achane, Texas A&M
BIG BOARD RANK: 73
Achane is going to have to have a certain role in the NFL, but in that role, he can be a game-changer. He's built to contribute right away with the ugly blocking he ran behind last season.
5. DeWayne McBride, UAB
BIG BOARD RANK: 79
McBride's skills can't be captured in a combine test. He's a gifted back. Just don't expect much as a receiver.
6. Tank Bigsby, Auburn
BIG BOARD RANK: 83
Bigsby is a gifted, all-around runner who could do damage as a bell-cow back if his hands improve.
7. Kendre Miller, TCU
BIG BOARD RANK: 90
Miller is an ascending running back (he won't turn 21 years old until June) who has one of the most well-rounded skill sets in the class.
8. Tyjae Spears, Tulane
BIG BOARD RANK: 100
Spears has the kind of dynamism everyone is looking for at the position, but he has the kind of playstyle that has a history of looking a lot better in college than it does in the NFL.
9. Sean Tucker, Syracuse
BIG BOARD RANK: 116
Tucker is a one-trick pony who has the tools for that trick to translate to the NFL.
10. Roschon Johnson, Texas
BIG BOARD RANK: 119
Johnson would have been a bell cow anywhere else in the country, and he could still end up one in the NFL.