2014 NFL Draft: Young and Beastly Running Backs

Image credit to Amanda Snyder/MN Daily
Image credit to Amanda Snyder/MN Daily

I did a little research into NFL Draft prospects today.  Specifically, I looked into the ages of players eligible for the 2014 NFL Draft at both the Running Back and Tight End positions.  As you may have read in Tyler Wilson and the curse of the old quarterback or We need to have a talk about Giants WR Rueben Randle I believe that age DOES matter.  It’s pretty rare that an NFL rookie will make his debut at age 21, so I LOVE those guys, and am still able to get excited about 22 year old rookies.

Similarly, when it comes to the running back position, I like backs who are 210 pounds or more.  Workout data will play a big role in this equation, eventually, but for now I just wanted a quick filter of running backs who:

1) are eligible for 2014 NFL Draft

2) would play their rookie season at age 21 or 22

3) weigh more than 210 lbs.

Here are my results and opportunities for you to watch them during bowl season.  Please understand that the likelihood of them being in the draft varies greatly from guys who have graduated to guys who are eligible but haven’t declared.

UPDATE: Check out Johnny Manziel and the 2014 NFL Draft Prospect Age Project for ages of (almost) every player eligible for the `14 Draft.

RB School Born Weight Bowl
David Cobb Minnesota 6/3/1993 225 Texas Bowl
Isaiah Crowell* Alabama St 1/8/1993 215
George Atkinson III* Notre Dame 11/29/1992 220 New Era Pinstripe
Jeremy Hill* LSU 10/29/1992 235 Outback
Andre Williams Boston Coll. 8/28/1992 227 Advocare V100
Marcus Coker Stony Brook 5/11/1992 230
Tim Cornett UNLV 4/18/1992 210 Heart of Dallas
James Wilder Jr* FSU 4/14/1992 229 BCS Championship
Rajion Neal Tennessee 3/28/1992 212
Orleans Darkwa Tulane 2/28/1992 210 New Orleans
David Fluellen Toledo 1/29/1992 215
Jay Ajayi Boise year 3 220 Hawaii
Antonio Andrews WKU year 4 212

This is a very preliminary list, but an interesting group to monitor.  Just a little food for thought. If you think I’m missing someone, please leave a comment!

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