2018 NFL Draft: 5 running backs to watch after first round

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PASADENA, CA - JANUARY 01: Nick Chubb #27 of the Georgia Bulldogs runs for a 50 yard touchdown during the third quarter in the 2018 College Football Playoff Semifinal Game against the Oklahoma Sooners at the Rose Bowl Game presented by Northwestern Mutual at the Rose Bowl on January 1, 2018 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)


Nick Chubb

Running Back | Georgia
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During his time with the Georgia Bulldogs, Nick Chubb was one of the best running backs in the country. Replacing a legend like Todd Gurley II is never easy, but Chubb made it look that way, rushing for over 130 yards in his college debut. After a dominating freshman year, Chubb continued his stellar play as a sophomore, tying Herschel Walker with 13 consecutive 100-yard games.

After tying Walker, Chubb suffered a terrible knee injury, and it forced him to miss the 2015 campaign. He returned in 2016, rushing for over 1,100 yards, and it was thought he would enter the NFL Draft. However, he returned to Georgia for his senior year, led them to an SEC Championship, and nearly won a national title, as his Bulldogs fell to the Alabama Crimson Tide in the championship game.

At 5-foot-10, 230 pounds, Chubb is another big back, who is going to be tough to bring down at the next level. He has battled a lot during his collegiate career, but has always brought a special intensity to the field every week. He has a nice blend of size and speed, and while he could find himself as high as the second round, if the Raiders wait, they may be able to get him later due to his past injury.

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