3. First Running Back Taken
LINE: Josh Jacobs -450, David Montgomery +700, Miles Sanders +950, Justice Hill +2000, Damien Harris +2300
2019 NFL DRAFT PICK: Miles Sanders, Penn State +950
So, you want the hot scuttlebutt around the draft world sewing circle?
Penn State’s Miles Sanders has turned into the IT guy among the running back prospects. Of course, that means a fat load of nothing since everyone who makes the decisions on these things is in the misinformation business right now, but his name keeps coming up.
Okay, so how do you know a team doesn’t want a guy? It mentions his name.
On the flip side, no one seems to be talking about Alabama’s Josh Jacobs right now – or if anyone is, it’s something negative – which means the love is probably there.
However, at -450 on Jacobs, he’s not worth it.
Iowa State’s David Montgomery is the best and most ready-made sure-thing back in this draft, but it’s the potential of Sanders to be Saquon Barkley lite that’s getting everyone so excited.
There’s a lot of tread on the tires, and conventional wisdom is that he’s going to be a much better pro than a collegian. Throw in that Jacobs has been underwhelming at times in the workout circuit, and add that Sanders is a +950 to be the first back off the board, and there’s your value play.