1.  
RB  IND
Rush Att
255
Rush Yds
1159
Rush TD
9
Rush Avg
4.5
Rec
27
Rec Yds
201
Rec TD
1
Rec Avg
7.4
The latest in a long line of Wisconsin running backs with impressive college resumes, Taylor was the second player in FBS history to post consecutive 2,000-yard rushing seasons (after Iowa State's Troy Davis) and the second to win consecutive Doak Walker awards (after Darren McFadden). Taylor is a premier physical specimen, running a 4.39 40-yard time at the combine at a rock-solid 226 pounds, and that combination of size and speed marks him as a player who can bowl over defenders while also providing a home-run threat. Taylor even showed improvement as a receiver in 2019, and his balance and power through contact make him more than just a scheme-dependent weapon. His hands are a concern, however, both in terms of fumbles - 18 on 968 touches at Wisconsin - and drops. Taylor's mammoth college workload could also impact his shelf life in the NFL, and like many Badger RBs, the patience he developed behind a dominant offensive line won't always serve him well in the NFL. Fortunately, he landed with an Indianapolis squad that has a strong argument for best O-line in the league, led by LT Anthony Castonzo and LG Quenton Nelson. The downside of Taylor's new home is that he'll have tough competition for both carries and targets, with Marlon Mack in the mix for the former and Nyheim Hines likely accounting for a good portion of the latter. Taylor should eventually get a big workload, but it isn't clear if that will happen Week 1, midseason or in 2021.
2.  
Rush Att
189
Rush Yds
810
Rush TD
5
Rush Avg
4.3
Rec
64
Rec Yds
553
Rec TD
2
Rec Avg
8.6
If any player could be said to have hit the jackpot in this year's draft, it's Edwards-Helaire. Drafted by the Chiefs at the end of the first round, the dynamic running back moves from one championship squad to another after he helped LSU to an undefeated season in 2019. At 5-7, 207, Edwards-Helaire was widely seen as the best receiving back in this year's draft class, but he's far from one-dimensional as his power, low center of gravity, elusiveness and vision make him difficult to bring to the ground. Another back with a similar skill set, Brian Westbrook, thrived under Andy Reid in Philadelphia, and CEH seems likely to see a significant role right away in Kansas City's supercharged offense, given the draft capital used to acquire him. Damien Williams remains atop the depth chart, but Edwards-Helaire shouldn't need a huge volume of touches to do serious damage in this scheme. Should Williams get hurt again and give the rookie a chance to prove he's capable of carrying the full load, Edwards-Helaire could quickly emerge as a fantasy star.
3.  
RB  BAL
Rush Att
216
Rush Yds
949
Rush TD
6
Rush Avg
4.4
Rec
30
Rec Yds
248
Rec TD
1
Rec Avg
8.3
A three-year starter at Ohio State, Dobbins is a chiseled 5-9, 209, with enough strength to punish tacklers and more than enough speed to run past them. While a nagging ankle injury kept him from fully participating at the combine, his workouts as an 18-year-old coming out of high school were eye-popping (he ran a 4.45 40, and his 43.1-inch vertical would have been second highest by a college RB since 2006). He also flashed plenty of breakaway speed at Ohio State, leading the nation last season with 31 runs of 15-plus yards. Dobbins even showed some ability as a receiver and pass protector, cementing his status as a potential three-down option in the NFL. This season, he'll likely be part of a backfield committee in Baltimore, which drafted him 55th overall. The Ravens led the league with 596 rush attempts last season and set a NFL record with 3,296 rushing yards, but it was quarterback Lamar Jackson who led the way with 37 percent of the yardage and a third of the touchdowns, leaving Mark Ingram, Gus Edwards and Justice Hill with a combined 393 carries for 1,954 yards and 14 TDs. That's still big-time production, no doubt, but it'll be tough for Dobbins to take more than half of the pie as a rookie, considering Ingram, Edwards and Hill remain on the roster.
4.  
RB  DET
Rush Att
209
Rush Yds
905
Rush TD
5
Rush Avg
4.3
Rec
36
Rec Yds
302
Rec TD
1
Rec Avg
8.4
Georgia's recent track record of producing quality NFL runnings backs is outstanding, and Swift seems ready to be the next Bulldog to follow in the footsteps of Todd Gurley, Nick Chubb and Sony Michel. Despite his name, Swift's calling card is not elite speed, though he ran a 4.48 in the 40-yard dash at the combine. He mostly relies on a dynamic blend of vision, footwork and football IQ that makes it difficult for the initial defender to bring him down, or even the second or third would-be tackler. Swift seemingly understands how to get the most out of his blockers, and he adds good receiving skills. Like many rookie running backs, he needs to improve his pass protection, and a lack of pile-moving power at 5-8, 212, could deny him short-yardage opportunities, but he nonetheless offers three-down potential long term. It's less clear that he'll actually have that opportunity this season, coming in as the 35th overall pick to a Detroit backfield that already has 2018 second-rounder Kerryon Johnson. The Lions even added another running back in the fifth round - 193-pound Jason Huntley - to compete with Ty Johnson and Bo Scarbrough at the bottom of the depth chart. Swift looks like the closet thing the team has to a complete package in the backfield, but he'll likely be part of a two- or three-man committee at least to begin the season.
5.  
WR  DEN
Rec
76
Rec Yds
939
Rec TD
6
Rec Avg
12.4
Rush Att
4
Rush Yds
20
Rush TD
0
Rush Avg
5.0
In a rookie class loaded with talented receivers, Jeudy stands out as perhaps the best. He had 24 touchdown catches the last two seasons and averaged 12.6 and 10.6 YPT in 2018 and 2019, respectively, at Alabama. At 6-1, 192, he's got only average size, but good speed (4.45 40) and uncanny quickness and burst. He's a smooth route runner with a knack for getting open, good hands and excellent vision while running after the catch. He's a rare combo of raw athletic talent, football intelligence and polish. Landing in Denver with the 15th overall pick, Jeudy should start as the team's No. 2 receiver behind Courtland Sutton, with second-round selection KJ Hamler like serving as the No. 3. Second-year quarterback Drew Lock will have to improve, but if he does there should be enough to go around for the team's top two targets and either Hamler or last year's first-rounder, tight end Noah Fant.
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