Eagles top RB prospects in NFL Draft after Bijan Robinson and Jahmyr Gibbs

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Zach Charbonnet #24, UCLA Bruins (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images) /

UCLA’s Zach Charbonnet tops our list of the best Eagles draft options at running back who are not named Bijan Robinson or Jahmyr Gibbs.

Are you noticing a trend here? There are a lot of good backs in this draft class, no? Here’s a look at more of the cream of this year’s crop.

5. Zach Evans, Ole Miss Rebels

We’re struggling with where to place Zach Evans in our top ten, but we keep going back to the same thing. Following two solid seasons at TCU, he transferred to Ole Miss and played in college football’s toughest division, the SEC West.

There, he averaged 6.5 yards per carry while collecting 936 yards rushing and nine TDs. He scored another TD as a receiver, and when you’re that consistent versus teams who are also carrying NFL talent, that’s good enough to pass our eyeball test.

4. Kendre Miller, TCU Horned Frogs

Kendre Miller is one of those guys that the opposition is going to grow weary of tackling once games reach the 4th quarter. He’s instinctive and rarely goes down on first contact. In 2022, he collected 17 rushing TDs while averaging 6.2 yards per tote.

3. DeWayne McBride, UAB Blazers

DeWayne McBride is put together, and he carries the weight well. After averaging 7.4 yards per carry and reaching the end zone 19 times in 2022, he’s a hot topic. He could develop as a receiver, but if your offense doesn’t need him to do that, he’s a can’t-miss Day 2 prospect.

2. Devon Achane, Texas A&M Aggies

Some believe Devon Achane is a three-down tailback at football’s highest level. Others say he tops out as a quality backup that has a long career. Here’s where we all can agree. He should be in everyone’s top five of the best tailbacks in this class.

1. Zach Charbonnet, UCLA Bruins

We use terms so often that, after a while, they don’t have the same punch, ‘G.O.A.T.’ for instance. ‘Beast’ is another of those terms, but Zach Charbonnet is a beast. Just ask Chip Kelly.

The six-foot, 214-pounder racked up seven yards per carry last season (1,395 yards on 195 totes). He’s without question the best tailback in this class not named Bijan Robinson or Jahmyr Gibbs.