Editor’s note: Former All-Pro running back Eddie George broke down which running backs he enjoys watching most in the NFL today besides Derrick Henry.
Jonathan Taylor – Indianapolis Colts
Taylor has the ability to make cuts at the line of scrimmage and explode through the holes. He has the breakaway speed, the balance, the vision, and everything that you want in a running back.
Add in his ability to catch out of the backfield, and you get a player I really enjoy watching.
Najee Harris – Pittsburgh Steelers
Here is another kid I know is going to have a big year.
As the Steelers get those surrounding pieces around him—wide receiver, tight end and other weapons—I think he’s primed to have a great year. He can catch the ball out of the backfield, and he has a knack for making people miss, but he also has that power to impose his will and to get yards after contact.
I love how he lowers his shoulders and takes advantage of the spaces, and the opportunities, between the tackles. I think that he’s going to have a prime year, and I enjoy watching him.
Dalvin Cook- Minnesota Vikings
I don’t think Cook gets enough credit, but he is the ultimate game breaker. If he’s healthy, I think he could easily be the best back in the league.