Breece Hall Leads Former NFL GMs' RB Rankings

Breece Hall, RB, Iowa State
Breece Hall, RB, Iowa State
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NFL Draft - While there may not be a first round caliber running back prospect in this class, there is still notable depth at the running back position. The 33rd Team ranked the top 10 running back prospects including their full scouting reports which were designed by the systems former front office executives implemented in their draft processes.

1) Iowa State RB Breece Hall

Key Measurables: 5110, 217lbs, 4.39s 40, 40” VJ, 9 ¾ hand, 31 ¼ arm

Notable 2021 Stats: 23 combined TDs, 0.29 MTF/ATT, 36 Explosive Runs, 49% Yards After Contact

Best Trait: Patience

Player Comparison: Willis McGahee

Background:

In 2020, Breece Hall led the NCAA in total rushing yards and followed it up with a 2021 campaign in which he rushed for the 8th most yards. He has been a premier back in the Big 12 for Matt Campbell’s offense for two straight seasons. Hall has had over 500 carries combined the past two seasons and close to 700 carries in 3 seasons with the Cyclones.

Projection:

Hall is a sturdy RB with outstanding instincts and patience behind the LOS. With improved technique and consistently low pad level, Hall will be a three-down player in the NFL as he possesses traits to run in short yardage situations and patience as well as burst to excel in outside rushes. Hall will be one of the top backs in this class and a Day 2 pick. He is pro-ready, but can make a jump at the next level with the addition of a more diverse route tree and the improvement of his bend.

Breece Hall Scouting Report

2) Isaiah Spiller

Key Measurables: 6003, 217lbs, 31 ¾ arm, 8 ⅝ hand, 30 VJ

Notable 2021 Stats:204 total touches, 0.31 MTF/ATT, 3.6 YAC per Attempt, 63.5% Yards After Contact

Best Trait: MYM Ability

Pro Comparison: Melvin Gordon

Background:

Isaiah Spiller started 9 games as a freshman, receiving SEC All-Freshman Team honors. Spiller finished his sophomore year ranked 3rd in the SEC averaging 103.6 yds/game. Prior to the 2021 season Spiller was a preseason Heisman Award Watch List candidate.

Projection:

With the ability to come in and make an early impact for a team, Isaiah Spiller is a 1st and 2nd down back, probably to be replaced early in his career on 3rd due to poor pass protection technique and unsure hands. Project Spiller as a late 2nd – 3rd round talent that could make an early impact to an NFL teams backfield.

Isaiah Spiller Scouting Report

3) Kenneth Walker III

Key Measurables: 5092, 211, 4.38s 40, 34 VJ, 30 ⅜ arm, 9 ½ hand

Notable 2021 Stats: 1,758 total yards, .34 MTF per Attempts, 6.2 YPC, 159 total ST snaps in career

Best Trait: Vision/ Finding a Lane

Pro Comparison: Sony Michel

Background:

Kenneth Walker III transferred from Wake Forest after his second year. At Wake was ranked 3rd as a freshman w/ 579 YDS on 98 CAR and 4TD’s. As a sophomore tied for 3rd in the ACC w/ 579YDS and 13TDs.

Projection:

He is a good tough nosed runner oftentimes will find the open seam within the box of a defense, can also bounce, and has the speed to gain the edge. Catches the ball well using his hands extended away from his body in the pass game leaked out of the backfield. Mid-2nd – 4th round, possible change of pace back early on. Potential to be an every down back.

Kenneth Walker III Scouting Report

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