The 2016 RotoViz Pre-Draft Rookie Rankings – Running Backs

After knocking out quarterback and tight end, we’re moving on to the more interesting positions. Here’s the RotoViz 2016 pre-NFL draft rookie running back rankings.

Unlike QB and TE, where we only went 10 deep, we’re going 30 deep at RB. Each of our 16 participants ranked each running back, and then each was given a score: 30 points for a first place vote down to one point for a 30th place vote. That makes the maximum possible score (16 rankers x 30 points each) 480 points. For reference, I included the most recent RotoViz Scouting Index (RSI) ranking, so you can see where we differ from the scouting community.

Ezekiel Elliott479110
Derrick Henry463220
CJ Prosise430352
Kenneth Dixon42443-1
Devontae Booker417550
Jordan Howard395682
Paul Perkins36275-2
Tyler Ervin3568135
Daniel Lasco3459101
Jonathan Williams32610111
Alex Collins314114-7
Kenyan Drake294129-3
Keith Marshall28313163
DeAndre Washington26014151
Marshaun Coprich24615227
Josh Ferguson2231612-4
Byron Marshall222173114
Wendell Smallwood21718191
Peyton Barber2111917-2
Aaron Green1412018-2
Devon Johnson1342120-1
Kelvin Taylor1212214-8
Brandon Wilds11923318
Darius Jackson9224317
Dwayne Washington8725316
Shad Thornton8626315
Tre Madden752721-6
Jhurell Pressley6928313
Tra Carson6829312
Keenan Reynolds4930311

To help visualize tiers, here’s the more relevant RBs in chart form.



Ezekiel Elliott earned 479 of 480 possible points. The lone ranker to place him second instead of first is currently in witness protection. Just kidding, you can find him in the Google Sheet linked below. We’re also much higher on Tyler Ervin and Marshaun Coprich than the scouting community (as tracked in the RSI). On the flip side, we really don’t like Kelvin Taylor and Alex Collins. 

Looking at tiers, things really drop off for us after Peyton Barber.  At the top end, C.J. Prosise, Kenneth Dixon, and Devontae Booker earned very similar scores, but Booker so far looks to be much cheaper than the others in early ADP.

Additional Coverage

In order of ranking:

Individual Rankings

See how each contributor ranked each player.

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