As has been the case in recent draft classes, we have ourselves a bevy of elite talent at the tailback position. A running back resurgence has taken off in full swing, and the 2018 class will almost certainly add a slew of names to a growing list of young, star backs. Heading off with the number one prospect on my board, and following up with some names that will certainly be called on day one or two, this class undoubtedly has somebody that fits your league type and team needs. With all ranked players having officially declared for the draft, it’s now high time to buckle down and really learn about these young men.
Let’s get into some updated running back rankings!
1) Saquon Barkley, Penn State
What is left to be said about Saquon Barkley? The kid is an otherworldly athlete with elite vision, more than enough power, and three-down skills to drool over. A nice NFL frame with a low center of gravity, he’s set up to have a lengthy and illustrious career. An instant every week starter in real-life and fantasy purposes, he’s as much of a lock at 1.01 as you’ll see. No matter the league type or team needs, don’t let Barkley slip past you. He’s just too talented.
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