Senior Bowl Takeaway No. 2
There is depth at running back
A lot of the discussion about the running backs in the 2024 NFL Draft is that there is not a clear star in the bunch. While I agree with that sentiment, it is also important to note that the depth of the position is incredible, and we were treated to some NFL talent at the Senior Bowl.
Missouri's Cody Schrader capped off a breakout season with a strong week of practice as he looks to continue his rise. He started his career at Division II Truman State before walking on at Missouri in 2022.
After a solid 2022 season, he put up an absurd final season in the SEC, where he rushed for over 125 yards per game and was named a first-team All-American.
Dylan Laube put his receiving ability on display as he looks to make a massive jump as well. Laube played his college ball at New Hampshire, where he put up 749 rushing yards and 699 receiving yards last season. He also scored 37 touchdowns over the past two seasons as a dual-threat back.
Kentucky breakout Ray Davis is going to generate a lot of interest as well after he ran all over the SEC in 2023. The second-team All-American scored 21 touchdowns and racked up 1,452 total yards for the Wildcats and was a missed tackle machine.
Other names that stand out include Marshall's Rasheen Ali, USC's Marshawn Lloyd, and South Dakota State's Isaiah Davis. The running back depth in 2024 should give the Vikings some peace of mind as they look to improve the backfield after a rough season in 2023.