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Sunday open thread: Who is your favorite running back in the NFL Draft?

Which back would you like the Lions to target early in the draft?

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On Saturday, we discussed the NFL Draft class of one of the Detroit Lions’ biggest needs: edge rusher. Two things became clear: 1) None of you are all that excited about the 2018 edge rusher draft class. 2) Pretty much all of you like Harold Landry more than any other edge rusher not named Bradley Chubb.

Now let’s move to another big need for the Lions, but one that is far deeper in this year’s class. Though the Lions added LeGarrette Blount in free agency, the team is still expected to add a back in this month’s draft.

Although the clear top running back prospect, Saquan Barkley, is sure to be gone well before the Lions are on the clock, there are still plenty of options for the Lions to choose from, whether it be in the first round or later.

So today’s Question of the Day is:

Aside from Saquon Barkley, who is your favorite RB prospect in the draft?

My answer: Admittedly, I’m still very early in my research among this year’s running back class, so my current opinion is still very much subject to change. But I have to say, I’m starting to buy into the Derrius Guice hype.

He’s quickly becoming one of the more popular names for the Lions at 20th overall, and it’s easy to see why. He’s a great combination of speed and power, and has no problem lowering his shoulder (BUT NOT HIS HEAD) to effectively run between the tackles.

I’m still not exactly thrilled about the idea of the Lions drafting a running back in the first round, but if they go that route, my current preferred back is Guice.

Your turn.


Who is your favorite RB prospect in the draft (not including Saquon Barkley)?

This poll is closed

  • 33%
    Derrius Guice
    (564 votes)
  • 15%
    Sony Michel
    (254 votes)
  • 3%
    Ronald Jones
    (65 votes)
  • 18%
    Nick Chubb
    (314 votes)
  • 20%
    Rashaad Penny
    (337 votes)
  • 3%
    Royce Freeman
    (54 votes)
  • 1%
    Kerryon Johnson
    (26 votes)
  • 2%
    (47 votes)
1661 votes total Vote Now

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