2017 NFL Draft – Top Fullbacks

Offense: QB | WR | RB | FB | TE | OT | OG | C

Defense: DT | DE | OLB | ILB | CB | S

Note: These are ordered in regards to general overall rating.  This is not necessarily a reflection of predictive draft order as other variables such as scheme, coaching, etc. will alter each team’s rating of each prospect.

  1. Sam Rogers, Virginia Tech – A pure football player, that plays with Rudy like heart. Possesses the versatility that teams look for in any running back… running ability, pass protects, and can catch the ball. Powerful blocker in space, but can get a little unhinged in the open field.  Will be an immediate contribute and possible star on special teams.
  2. Prescott Line, Michigan State – Downhill runner in the mode of a tradtional fullback, but with just one year playing in the traditional, run first fullback position. Productive as a runner, and proficient as both a pass protector and a pass catcher.  A full year in a pro style system will make his transition to the NFL easier than most fullbacks.
  3. Nate Iese, UCLA
  4. Shane Smith, San Jose State
  5. Tyler McCloskey, Houston

Comments: Generally, there are just one or two fullback prospects to keep an eye on.  Let’s see if any of the invited fullbacks shine at the combine.  They would need to show a lot of versatility to become draft worthy.