Preview: Top 2014 Underclassmen RBs

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We’ve finished previewing our top 2014 Seniors at each position. We now look into the Draft Eligible Underclassmen at the Running Back position. This group includes some successful 2012 seasons from these prospects. Ka’Deem Carey had one of the best 2012 stat lines with nearly 2,000 yards rushing and if he keeps up his high rate in 2013, he’ll be catching the eyes of many.  Florida State boasts two on this list in Freeman and Wilder Jr., both helping Florida State produce one of the best offenses in 2012. Guys like Sankey, Thomas and Seastrunk all had successful 2012 seasons and will be apart of the top backs in the 2013 season.

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Underclassmen QB Prospect List

  • Bishop Sankey Washington; 289 Attempts, 1,439 Yards 16 TD, 5 YPC, 33 Receptions, 249 Receiving Yards. Honorable Mention All-PAC 12 selection in 2012. His 16 TDs ranked him second in Washington history along with his 1,439 Yards ranking him third. 5-10 200 lbs. Junior.
  • De’Anthony Thomas Oregon; 92 Attempts, 701 Yards, 7.6 YPC, 11 TD, 45 Receptions, 445 Receiving Yards. Honorable Mention All-PAC 12 selection in 2012. 5-9 178 lbs. Junior.
  • Lache Seastrunk Baylor; 131 Attempts, 1,012 Yards, 7.7 YPC, 7 TD, 9 Receptions, 107 Receiving Yards. Big 12 Offensive Newcomer of the Year and Honorable Mention All-Big 12 selection in 2012. His 7.7 YPC average was a Baylor single season record. 5-10 210 lbs. Junior
  • Ka’Deem Carey Arizona; 303 Attempts, 1,929 Yards, 23 TD, 6.4 YPC, 36 Receptions, 303 Receiving Yards. First Team All-American & First Team All-PAC 12 selection in 2012. Led the NCAA in Rushing Yards during his 2012 campaign. Holds the Wildcat record for Rushing Yards in a season. 5-10 196 lbs. Junior
  • James Wilder Jr. Florida State; 110 Attempts, 635 Yards, 11 TD, 5.8 YPC, 19 Receptions, 136 Receiving Yards. His 11 rushing TDs in 2012 were third in the ACC. 6-2 226 lbs. Junior
  • Malcolm Brown Texas; 61 Attempts, 324 Yards, 4 TD, 5.3 YPC, 15 Receptions, 112 Receiving Yards. 6-0 223 lbs. Junior
  • Devonta Freeman Florida State; 111 Attempts, 660 Yards, 8 TD, 5.9 YPC, 10 Receptions, 86 Receiving Yards. 6-9 209 lbs. Junior
  • Kenny Hilliard LSU; 82 Attempts, 464 Yards, 6 TD, 5.7 YPC, 3 Receptions, 21 Receiving Yards. 6-0 231 lbs. Junior
  • Isaiah Crowell Alabama State; 159 Attempts, 842 Yards, 15 TD, 5.3 YPC, 11 Receptions, 95 Receiving Yards. First Team All-SWAC selection and SWAC Newcomer of the Year in 2012. His 15 TDs led the SWAC and ranked third in the SWAC in Rushing Yards. 5-11 215 lbs. Junior
  • Henry Josey Missouri; Missed 2012 in due to a knee injury. 5-10 190 lbs. Junior.
  • Tre Mason Auburn; 171 Attempts, 1,002 Yards, 8 TD, 5.9 YPC, 7 Receptions, 86 Receiving Yards. 5-10 196 lbs. Junior
  • Ameer Abdullah Nebraska; 226 Attempts, 1,137 Yards, 8 TD, 5.0 YPC, 24 Receptions, 178 Receiving Yards. Second Team All-Big 10 selection in 2012.  Ranked sixth in the Big 10 in Rushing Yards during 2012. 5-9 190 lbs. Junior
  • Brendan Bigelow California; 44 Attempts, 431 Yards, 3 TD, 9.8 YPC, 7 Receptions, 92 Receiving Yards. Was an Honorable Mention All-PAC 12 selection due to his abilities as a Kick Returner. His 1,333 All-Purpose Yards ranked eighth in the PAC 12. 5-10 185 lbs. Junior
  • Storm Woods Oregon State; 192 Attempts, 940 Yards, 13 TD, 4.9 YPC, 38 Receptions, 313 Receiving  Yards. 6-0 198 lbs. Sophomore
  • Andrew Buie West Virginia; 181 Attempts, 850 Yards, 7 TD, 4.7 YPC, 28 Receptions, 318 Receiving Yards. 5-9 190 lbs. Junior
  • Kevin Parks Virginia; 160 Attempts, 734 Yards, 5 TD, 4.6 YPC, 24 Receptions, 189 Receiving Yards. 5-8 200 lbs. Junior
  • George Atkinson III Notre Dame; 51 Attempts, 361 Yards, 5 TD, 7.0 YPC, 2 Receptions, 4 Yards. 6-1 210 lbs. Junior
  • Joe Bergeron Texas; 127 Attempts, 567 Yards, 16 TD, 4.5 YPC, 9 Receptions, 84 Receiving Yards. Bergeron’s 16 Rushing TDs were second in the Big 12 and were 11th in the NCAA. 6-1 240 lbs. Junior

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Philip Arnold is the lead NFL Draft writer for Pro Football Central. He works on year round scouting and reports of the top NFL Draft prospects. Phil can be contacted on twitter- @Philip_PFC or through email- Philip@Profootballcentral.com

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