Visualizing the Best Rookie RB Class in Years
Is the 2017 rookie running back class really that good, or am I just buying into the hype? That’s the question I’ve been asking myself as I’ve been consistently taking more RBs than usual in rookie drafts this spring.
Sure, underwhelming results at the NFL scouting combine dimmed some of the shine for guys like Leonard Fournette and Dalvin Cook, but at least it’s still a deep class, right? I mean, I feel a helluva lot better about the RBs I’m seeing in the second round this year than I did back in 2016. Or am I just succumbing to good old fashioned rookie derangement syndrome? With a few rookie drafts still to come, I decided to analyze whether I was justified in thinking that this RB class was better than recent seasons, or if the perception really does match reality.