I’ve been saying it for two years now – Christian McCaffrey is the best back in this class. He’s got the tape and production in spades, his 2015 season (3,864 all-purpose yards, 15 TD’s) was the best by a running back in the history of college football (2016 was no slouch either: 2,327 all-purpose yards, 16 TD’s), and to top it all off he was the best pound-for-pound performer at the combine.
While his popularized dual-threat ability is what most scouts gush over, it is his far underrated between the tackles skillset that particularly catches my eye. Similarly to Le’Veon Bell, McCaffrey can stop and start on a dime, set up blocks, and change directions in a way not seen since Barry Sanders. I have to go to another sport to find a comparison for his change of speed ability, as it is most reminiscent of a crafty left-handed pitcher. Once he is through the hole and has shaken every would-be defender out of their cleats, it’s off to the races, as McCaffrey possesses rare breakaway speed to take any touch to the house.
What a pickup by Carolina, he will take this offense to the next level.
at: Thu April 27th 9:07 PM