The 2023 Reese’s Senior Bowl will host a talented group of running backs. These top running backs at the Senior Bowl have their eyes on the 2023 NFL Draft, and after an impressive showing in Mobile, could vault their draft stock.
Top 2023 Senior Bowl Running Backs NFL Draft Prospects
1) Kenny McIntosh, Georgia
The best pure pass catcher of this group and perhaps in the entire draft class, Kenny McIntosh can put on a show in Mobile. He’s a big back with plenty of wiggle on the ground, but he’ll make his money in the NFL through the air.
McIntosh finished third on the Georgia team in total receptions this season, ripping his way to an average of over 12 yards per catch in the process. McIntosh’s vision is uncanny, and his hands are secure. Given his ability to make defenders miss on the ground, the NFL may not be ready for McIntosh’s full skill set.
2) Chase Brown, Illinois
One of the top downhill runners in this class, Chase Brown is an old-school player at an old-school position. The Illinois running back will bowl you over in the hole or make you miss in space. He has great size at 5’11” and 205 pounds, as he’s all muscle, yet loses nothing in terms of speed with his frame.
Brown can contribute in a number of ways to an offense, but his bread and butter will certainly be churning out necessary yards on the ground.
3) Eric Gray, Oklahoma
A speedster with game-changing ability, Eric Gray is a player your favorite NFL team is going to want to draft. Gray will make his teammates better because of his presence off the field, and he’ll be a vital part of a rushing attack very soon.
Gray has home-run hitting ability no matter the direction and can see holes developing ahead of time. His anticipatory hole-hitting ability is unmatched, and defenders can’t catch up to him when he’s in the open field.
Gray has also proven to be an incredibly well-versed back with his pass-catching ability as well, giving him potential three-down ability in the NFL.
4) Tyjae Spears, Tulane
The fastest running back in Mobile, Tyjae Spears is a late addition and a potential fast riser within the draft community. Spears hits his highest speed quickly and can outrun anyone to the sidelines or the end zone.
He’s a menace to bring down with his compact frame that will pop you in the chest or simply leave defenders grasping for air. Spears is certainly not the biggest player on the field, but he’ll make his mark in Mobile and, ultimately, in the NFL very soon.
5) Camerun Peoples, App State
After rushing past Texas A&M in the 2022 season, the nation grew to love Camerun Peoples. The season didn’t quite end the way he wanted it, but prior to an injury, Peoples had run for 100 yards in five full-time performances, including against the Aggies.
Peoples has great size at 6’2″ and 225 pounds, bullying his way to nearly 3,000 yards in his career. All Peoples has to do in Mobile is prove he’s healthy, and he should cement himself as a Day 3 pick and potential immediate impact player in the NFL.
Other Running Backs To Watch
- Chris Rodriguez Jr., Kentucky
- Roschon Johnson, Texas
- Evan Hull, Northwestern