5. Kenneth Dixon
Possibly the most intriguing name on this entire list, runningback Kenneth Dixon would undoubtedly be featured in an NFL team’s backfield as we speak if not for suffering multiple knee injuries during his young caeer.
Standing 5’10” tall and weighing in at close to 230 pounds, Dixon is an absolute load that thrives running between the tackles and in the red zone.
A three-star high school recruit, Dixon chose to attend Louisiana Tech despite having offers from powerhouses such as Ole Miss and Arkansas. That choice ended up being a wise one as Dixon broke the NCAA All-Time total touchdowns record (it has since been broken) during his time with LA Tech, as the monster runningback totaled a staggering 87 touchdowns (72 rushing, 17 recieving) during his college career.
Dixon exploded onto the college scene as a freshman in 2012 with a jaw-dropping 27 rushing touchdowns which still stands as the national record for freshman. His college efforts would see him wind up getting drafted in the fourth rond of the 2016 NFL Draft by the Baltimore Ravens and he continued to display his talents despite being a rotational piece.
Playing in just parts of 18 games during the 2016 and 2018 seasons, Dixon very much looked the part of an NFL runningback as he compiled 750 rushing yards on a 4.8 average, including a 5.6 average in 2018.
Dixon signed on with the Jets for the 2019 season as he was looking to get out of a crowded Baltimore rushing attack, but he unfortunately fractured his knee just before the start of the season. The Jets held onto him despite the injury, and only moved on from him in August of 2020.
Obviously, the NY Giants would have to do some serious due dilligence in the medicals department, but if he has recovered from his multiple knee injuries, Dixon would fit in quite nicely with the NY Giants.
Even at his best, Saquon Barkley hasn’t been the best at picking up tough yards in between the tackles which is Dixon’s speciality.