Its not a good draft if your favorite team is in need of a feature ball carrier.  There may be some value in rounds two and three but there are no Trent Richardson’s or Adrian Peterson’s to be found in this class.

The draft eligible fullbacks offer no top 100 choice and its a thin but diverse group. Teams can find pure lead blockers, west coast players as well as fullbacks who can double as special teamers.

Running Backs

Rnd Full Name School Yr Comments
1st Giovani Bernard North Carolina 3So Nifty, elusive, double cut runner that consistently creates his own yardage.
2nd Jawan Jamison Rutgers 3So Smallish yet explosive ball carrier that has some Ray Rice in his game. Large upside.
2nd Eddie Lacy Alabama 4Jr Strong, straight line runner that will get a chance to carry the load this year.
2nd Andre Ellington Clemson 5Sr Explosive, double cut running back with a variety of ball carrying skills.
2-3 Stepfan Taylor Stanford 4Sr Hard charging interior ball carrier that also stands out as a pass catcher. Minimal speed and quickness in his game.
3rd Montee Ball Wisconsin 4Sr Terrific ball carrier with the ability to be a feature back at the next level. Can handle a lot of carries, elusive and also instinctive. Solid receiver out of the backfield. Underrated.
3rd Le’Veon Bell Michigan State 3Jr Nice sized ball carrier that can handle the load. Plays with good quickness, can make defenders miss and break tackles. Also a terrific pass catcher out of the backfield.
3rd Christine Michael Texas A&M 4Sr Tough, between the tackles runner rarely brought down by a single defender. Shows the skills to be a feature runner at the next level.
3rd Theo Riddick Notre Dame 4Sr
3rd Kenjon Barner Oregon 5Sr Patient, creative ball carrier with a terrific burst. Sets up blocks, eludes defenders and a terrific receiver out of the backfield.
3-4 Mike Gillislee Florida 4Sr
3-4 Johnathan Franklin UCLA 5Sr Elusive ball carrier that also produces as a pass catcher. Potential rotational back/third-down ball carrier at the next level.
3-4 Ray Graham Pittsburgh 4Sr Swift, elusive ball carrier with the ability to create yardage. Offers a variety of skill yet returning from a major knee injury.
4th Cierre Wood Notre Dame 4Jr Tough interior ball carrier with no single outstanding characteristic in his game.
4th Marcus Lattimore South Carolina 3Jr Strong yet creative ball carrier with outstanding vision and instincts. Top running back prospect prior to his injury of last season.
5th Dennis Johnson Arkansas 5Sr Strong, well sized ball carrier with a burst. Solid receiver out of the backfield that also helps out as a return specialist.
5th Joseph Randle Oklahoma State 3Jr Productive straight-line ball carrier that does not stand out in any single aspect of the game.
5th Kerwynn Williams Utah State 4Sr Quick, elusive ball carrier who creates yardage.
5th Rex Burkhead Nebraska 4Sr Straight line runner with solid instincts yet limited upside.
5-6 Silas Redd USC 3Jr
5-6 David Fluellen Toledo 3Jr Quick, somewhat creative ball carrier that can also effectively catch the ball out of the backfield. Offers a good degree of upside.
6th Knile Davis Arkansas 4Sr Fast, explosive ball carrier with good size. Quick to top speed, yet more of a straight-line runner who missed the ’11 season with an ankle injury.
6th Miguel Mayosonet Stony Brook 4Sr
6th Mike James Miami-Fl 4Sr Strong, interior ball carrier that runs through tackles and carries the pile.
6th Robbie Rouse Fresno State 4Sr Terrific all-around skill player limited by size. Explosive carrying the ball and an outstanding pass catcher. The consummate third-down back.
6-7 James White Wisconsin 3Jr Swift, elusive ball carrier with the ability to create his own yardage.
6-7 Michael Dyer x-Arkansas State 3Jr Former Auburn back hoping to play this season.
7th Dominique Bowers Northern Illinois 3So Short yet creative ball carrier with great quickness and burst.
7th Marcus Coker Stony Brook 3Jr
7th Fitzgerald Toussaint Michigan 4Jr Quick, creative ball carrier that also excels catching the ball out of the backfield.
7th Chris Nwoke Colorado State 4Jr Strong, tough interior ball carrier that also does a nice job catching the pass in the backfield.
7th Ronnie Wingo Arkansas 4Sr Strong, downhill runner that carries the pile.
FA Roy Finch Oklahoma 3Jr Compact ball carrier with a resilient style. Gives effort and works runs to get every bit of yardage from each carry.
FA Jordan Hall Ohio State 4Sr Somewhat elusive and creative ball carrier that really does not stand out in any single aspect of the game.
FA Onterio McCalebb Auburn 4Sr Small, creative ball carrier that also stands out as a pass catcher. Potential rotational back at the next level.
FA Josh Harris Wake Forest 4Jr Patient ball carrier that runs low to the ground and shows the ability to make defenders miss.
FA Spencer Ware LSU 3Jr Tough between the tackles runner that is rarely brought down by the first defender. Solid cutting skills for a larger back.
FA Montel Harris Temple 5Sr One time highly rated ball carrier that sat on the sidelines with injury last season. Released dismissed from the program and could be headed to the supplemental draft.
FA Washaun Ealey Jacksonville State 4Sr
FA Cameron Marshall Arizona State 4Sr Stout, compact ball carrier that combines strength and good footwork. Better between the tackles.
FA C.J. Anderson California 4Sr Stout, strong interior runner that also does a terrific job as a pass catcher.
FA Dominique Brown Louisville 3Jr Big strong ball carrier that moves the pile and picks up the tough yardage.
FA Derrick Washington Tuskegee 5Sr
FA Matt Brown Temple 4Sr Small yet tough skill player that can be used as a ball carrier, pass catcher and return specialist.
FA Perry Jones Virginia 4Sr Quick, elusive ball carrier with size limitations.
FA Travon Van Marshall 3So Swift, elusive all carrier that creates his own yardage and shows skill as a pass catcher out of the backfield.
FA Donald Russell Georgia State 4Sr
FA Greg Nwoko Arizona 5Sr One time highly rated ball carrier that’s struggled with consistency and injury the past two seasons.
FA D.J. Harper Boise State 6Sr Nimble and agile ball carrier that must prove he can handle the load this season.
FA John White Utah 4Sr Explosive ball carrier with the ability to quickly get through the cutback lanes and beat defenders into the open field. Solid pass catcher out of the backfield.
FA Jawon Chisholm Akron 3So Slippery ball carrier that creates yardage and is also a solid receiver out of the backfield.
FA Demetris Murray South Florida 5Sr Nice sized ballcarrier that grinds it out on the inside and picks up a lot yardage off initial contact.
FA Andre Williams Boston College 3Jr Strong, interior ball carrier that pounds it out on the inside.
FA Shawne Alston West Virginia 4Sr Nice sized ball carrier that also stands out as a blocker in the backfield. Underrated due to his minimal playing time.
FA Dominique Whaley Oklahoma 5Sr Straight-line back with solid vision.
FA Isi Sofele California 4Sr Instinctive, quick ball carrier that does a terrific job finding the running lanes and choosing his spots. Potential rotational runner at the next level.
FA Latavius Murray Central Florida 5Sr Change of pace runner best on the inside.
FA Jamaine Cook Youngstown State 4Sr
FA DeLeon Eskridge San Jose State 5Sr Hard charging ball carrier that showed flashes of skill.
FA Skyler Stoker Ferris State 4Sr Patient ball carrier who projects as a third down/situational back at the next level.
FA Matthew Denham Eastern Kentucky 5Sr
FA Peter Nguyen Montana 4Sr Powerful, downhill runner with limited speed and quickness. Better than average receiver out of the backfield.
FA Branden Oliver Buffalo 4Jr Potential third down back that creates his own yardage while also displaying terrific skills as a pass catcher out of the backfield.
FA Zac Stacy Vanderbilt 4Sr Tough, interior ball carrier best running downhill between the tackles.
FA Clinton Orr Albion 4Sr Quick, explosive center with an upside. Lacks the dominant base but should get better as he physically matures.
FA Daniel Moore Montana 5Sr
FA Joe Glendening Hillsdale 4Sr
FA Adam Robinson x-Minnesota State 5Sr Strong interior ball carrier that is rarely brought down by the first defender and shows the ability to make opponents miss in a small area. Dismissed from the program at the end of last season.
FA Nick Aprile Cal-Davis 5Sr Hard charging, lead blocker who can be devastating at the point of attack. Has fallen off the map recently and used at inside linebacker part of last season.
FA John Borsellino Benedictine-Il 5Sr
FA Jordan Simmons N.W. Missouri St. 5Sr
FA Tyler Gaffney Stanford 4Sr Tough ball carrier effective in all areas. Gave up football for career in baseball.
FA Briceton Wilson Pittsburg State 5Sr

Fullbacks

Rnd Full Name School Yr Comments
5th Zach Line SMU 4Sr Single back ball carrier that grinds it out on the inside. Displays a lot of toughness and intelligence in his game. West coast fullback prospect.
5-6 Zach Boren Ohio State 4Sr Terrific lead blocker that can be dominant at the point of attack and is also a productive pass catcher out of the backfield.
6th Michael Burton Rutgers 3So Tremendous lead blocker that also stands out catching the ball out of the backfield. Will have an opportunity to see significant playing time this season.
7th Brad Rogers Iowa 4Jr Terrific lead blocker that opens up big holes for the ball carrier at the line of scrimmage or on the second level.
FA Devon Ramsay North Carolina 6Sr One time dominant lead blocker hoping to return to form after missing time with suspension and injury.
FA Trey Millard Oklahoma 3Jr Potential West Coast fullback effective catching the ball out of the backfield.
FA Tommy Bohanon Wake Forest 4Sr Solid lead blocker that also shows skill catching the ball out of the backfield.
FA Dan Paul Boise State 5Sr Fierce lead blocker returning from injury.
FA Ryan Hewitt Stanford 4Jr Dependable utility prospect that can line up at fullback, tight end or H-back.
FA Kendall Gaskins Richmond 4Sr
FA Jonathan Amosa Washington 5Sr Strong, straight line lead blocker with a serviceable game.
FA Willie Carter Tulsa 5Sr Terrific pass catcher out of the backfield that will get looks as a West Coast fullback.
FA Tyler Lombardo Central Michigan 3Jr Nasty lead blocker that easily controls opponents yet must finish his game.
FA Taimi Tutogi Arizona 4Sr Limited, one dimensional fullback that gives effort in all areas.
FA Steve Breitenstein Wofford 5Sr