Who do you think is the best running back in the 2013 NFL Draft? Eddie Lacy is a name that is often mentioned after he ran all over Notre Dame in the BCS National Championship Game, but scoutPRO expert Nelson Sousa has a different opinion. Let’s see what he has to say:
I think Giovani Bernard is the best RB in this year’s draft based on all-around talent. After doing research, watching film and the Combine, I have come to the conclusion that he could be the best fantasy rookie RB in 2013. He is a short, explosive player that is solid in the passing game. His skill set is similar to that of Doug Martin, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB who had a big fantasy season in 2012 as a rookie. Bernard also reminds me of DeAngelo Williams in terms of size and home run potential. Now we need to see if he lands in an ideal situation with an NFL team. I could see a team like the Bengals who lack explosive players on offense (besides A.J. Green) taking him with their first round pick (21st overall). Additionally, I could see a team like the Jets trading back into the first round to select him.
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