When The Devy Breaks: The Importance Of First-Year Workhorse Scores

With the NFL Draft just weeks away, most of our attention is fully focused on the 2018 class and their landing spots. Today I wanted to look ahead to hopefully gain a better understanding of the current landscape for future classes of running backs — the 2020 class, in particular. We saw several examples during the 2017 season of outrageous production by freshman RBs, most notably Wisconsin’s Jonathan Taylor. Can we draw any conclusions about future fantasy production or the likelihood of being drafted within the first two rounds purely from first-year dominance?

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By Jordan Hoover | @jhoover9787 | Archive