2018 NFL Draft: Top 10 RBs New York Giants should target
By Henry Buggy
#9 – Georgia RB Sony Michel
Draft analysts are split on who’s the better Bulldogs running back. Kiper doesn’t even list Michel on his top ten prospect rankings, while Bleacher Report’s Matt Miller has him ranked as the No. 5 overall tailback in this year’s class.
Both Michel and Nick Chubb have put up some impressive numbers during their careers in Athens, and both have the potential to be starters at the next level.
While Michel may be less physical than Chubb, the Bulldogs 5-foot-11, 215-pound tailback is arguably the more versatile playmaker. In four seasons, Michel amassed 3,334 rushing yards, 580 receiving yards, and scored 35 touchdowns.
Despite being the backup to Chubb for most of his collegiate career, Michel is sure to garner plenty attention and could boost his draft stock should he attend the NFL Scouting Combine. NFL teams will likely want to test his abilities as a pass-catching threat out of the backfield and an impressive 40-yard dash time could potentially vault him up draft boards.