[UPDATE] 2018 NFL Draft RB Rankings — Top 50

The 2018 NFL Draft running back class is loaded with explosive players who will serve as immediate impact weapons at the next level. Penn State standout Saquon Barkley is a generational talent and has positioned himself as the potential top overall selection come April, following his all-world combine performance. The depth at this position will produce plenty of starters found on day two and even day three. Remarkably, there were 30 running backs selected in the 2017 NFL Draft, which was up from the previous year of 23 taken in the 2016 NFL Draft. It’s safe to say that running backs are officially vogue in 2018!



QB | RB | FB | WR | TE | OT | OG | C


DT | 3-4 DE | 4-3 DE | OLB | ILB | CB | S | ST


1 Saquon Barkley* Penn State 1 LINK
2 Derrius Guice* LSU 2 LINK
3 Sony Michel Georgia 2 LINK
4 Ronald Jones III* USC 2 LINK
5 Kerryon Johnson* Auburn 2
6 Nyheim Hines* (WR/KR) North Carolina State 3
7 Nick Chubb Georgia 3 LINK
8 Royce Freeman Oregon 3 LINK
9 Rashaad Penny (KR) San Diego State 4 LINK
10 Bo Scarbrough Alabama 4 LINK
11 Kalen Ballage Arizona State 4
12 Chase Edmonds Fordham 5
13 Mark Walton* Miami (FL) 5 LINK
14 Josh Adams* Notre Dame 5
15 John Kelly Tennessee 5
16 Roc Thomas Jacksonville State/Auburn 6
17 Akrum Wadley Iowa 6
18 Justin Jackson Northwestern 6
19 Darrel Williams (FB) LSU 6
20 Ralph Webb Vanderbilt 6
21 Philip Lindsey Colorado 7
22 Detrez Newsome Western Carolina 7 LINK
23 Ryan Nall* Oregon State 7
24 Ito Smith Southern Mississippi 7
25 Martez Carter Grambling State 7 LINK
26 Kamryn Pettway Auburn UDFA LINK
27 Justin Crawford West Virginia UDFA
28 Chris Warren III Texas UDFA
29 Jordan Chunn Troy UDFA
30 Jordan Wilkins Mississippi UDFA
31 Lavon Coleman Washington UDFA
32 Ty Isaac Michigan/USC UDFA
33 Demario Richard Arizona State UDFA
34 Kyle Hicks TCU UDFA
35 Jarvion Franklin Western Michigan UDFA
36 Gus Edwards Rutgers UDFA
37 David Williams Arkansas UDFA
38 Keith Ford Texas A&M/Oklahoma UDFA
39 Dalyn Dawkins Colorado State/Purdue UDFA
40 Anthony Philyaw Howard UDFA
41 Arkeel Newsome UConn UDFA
42 Trenton Cannon Virginia State UDFA
43 Quinton Flowers (QB) South Florida UDFA
44 Nick Wilson Arizona UDFA
45 Diocemy Saint Juste Hawaii UDFA
46 D’Angelo Brewer Tulsa UDFA
47 Larry Rose New Mexico UDFA
48 Stacey Bedell Stony Brook/UMass UDFA
49 Ahmad Bradshaw (QB) Army UDFA
50 Max Mickey Sioux Falls UDFA

Author: Rick Serritella

Established in 2002, NFL Draft Bible Founder Ric Serritella began his independent scouting service as a publication used by all 32 NFL teams. Eventually, it would evolve into an online scouting resource that reaches millions of people each month. An early adaptor to technology, the NFL Draft Bible produced the first ever livestream video show and live podcast on location from the NFL Draft. The NFL Draft Bible network extends to professional football leagues all over the world and includes general managers, executives, scouts, coaches, agents, trainers, advisors, along with other media outlets and draftniks. In addition to owning the NFL Draft Bible, Serritella has also served as executive producer of the T.Ocho Show (2010) on NBC Sports, producer for The Mike & The Mad Dog Show (2002) on YES Network, producer for NFL Now with Mike Francesa, one of the only nationally syndicated NFL shows at that time (2003), producer on ESPN Hollywoood (2005) and helped start up the Wall Street Journal YouTube channel (2007). He has interviewed the likes of Donald Trump, Roger Goodell, Archie Manning, Shaquille O'Neal, Allen Iverson, Danica Patrick, Venus Williams, Howard Stern, Don King, Jay-Z, Madonna, Bon Jovi and hundreds of other celebrities/athletes. Other involvements include helping build the fiber-optic system for MLB Network during his time as manager at HTN Communications, writing for USA TODAY, working for CBS and AEG Live. Since 2015, he has served as the Director of Media for the Parabolic Performance NFL Draft Prep program. In 2017, Serritella served as the Director of Player Personnel for the College Gridiron Showcase & Symposium. A graduate of Johnson & Wales University (JWU) in Providence, RI, Serritella earned a B.A. in Sports Entertainment & Event Management and was honored with the Inaugural Sports Entertainment & Event Management Success Board Achievement Award by the school in 2009. While attending JWU, he interned for the New England Patriots and ESPN X-Games. A proud member of the Pro Football Writers of America and the Football Writers Association of America, Serritella currently resides in his home state of New Jersey.

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