This year’s draft is delivering a few stud prospects. We are going to see a lot of value at the running back position throughout 2020 rookie drafts. Even with a draft class stacked with backfield talent, the college game is still going to have plenty for us to be excited about over the next couple of years.
Market share is a metric that displays a player’s ownership of his team’s offensive production. It typically reflects the overall value of a player to his team’s offensive game plan. I also talk about dominator rating a lot. It reveals ownership rate for a player by figuring in both yards and touchdowns scored. Both metrics are very important when analyzing a player’s production.
For the report, I sorted through all players who rushed for 500 yards or more last year. I then sorted through the data and separated the players by their class. This report is good for both devy and rookie drafts. It gives a good depiction of what the landscape looks like for the running back position in college football.
Here are the reports from the previous four years:
- 2015 College Market Share Report: Running Backs
- 2016 College Market Share Report: Running Backs
- 2017 College Market Share Report: Running Backs
- 2018 College Market Share Report: Running Backs
Stats courtesy of NCAA
Ke'Shawn Vaughn, VANDERBILT
Vaughn finished his career with back-to-back 1,000-yard seasons at Vanderbilt. He was a major contributor to his team’s offensive production, owning a 36.14 percent market share of Vanderbilt’s 2019 offensive production. His 28 receptions for 270 yards and a touchdown last season enhanced his overall production. He made the most of his opportunities, averaging 3.73 yards after contact. His most memorable performance came during his junior season when he rushed for 243 yards and two touchdowns against Baylor in the Texas Bowl.