Draft Risers- Running Back
Nick Chubb, Georgia
(5-foot-11, 228 pounds) 40-Yard Dash- 4.52 (6th) Bench Press-29 Reps (1st)
As a freshman, Nick Chubb was touted to be the next great Georgia running back. That notion came crashing down after he suffered a devastating knee injury during his sophomore year as a Bulldog.
Once he returned from injury, it was clear that he did not have the same juice that he did before. Upon his return, Georgia went to a two-back system between him and Sony Michel (potential 2018 first-round pick).
During the testing and on-field workouts, Chubb showed some burst running a 4.52 40 and ridiculous strength to throw off defenders. He also showed he had the ability to catch the ball out of the backfield, something he rarely showed at Georgia.
Once considered a 3rd-4th round option, his performance showed that he should be considered a second-round talent.
Rashaad Penny, San Diego St.
(5-foot-11, 220 pounds) 40-Yard Dash- 4.46 (3rd)
Penny was the definition of a stat-sheet stuffer. With over 2,200 rushing yards last year alone, many evaluators see him as a back with a lot of wear and tear on him. I personally believe he has the size and speed to handle all those carries, and it should not frighten teams away.
I did not expect him to run the third fastest time. He beat “speed” guys like Sony Michel (4.54) and Akrum Wadley (4.54). This will only enhance his draft stock and he should be off the board by the end of Day 2.