Five most underrated offensive prospects in the 2020 NFL Draft

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Lamical Perine 2020 NFL Draft
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Lamical Perine – RB – Florida

2019 Stats: Rush Att: 132 / Rush Yds: 676 / Rush TDs: 6 / Rec: 40 / Rec Yds: 262 / Rec TDs: 5

In an NFL landscape that sees the need for a versatile running back, evaluators are now looking at the position a little bit differently. Gone are the days when running backs were seen as pure runners but now are predominately featured in the passing game. The Kansas City Chiefs won the most recent Super Bowl by implementing running back Damien Williams in that very fashion.

Given the nature of the NFL, one would think that a player such as Lamical Perine would garner a bit more attention than what he’s received. On film, Perine had his opportunities to shine in the passing game and did so at a fairly consistent rate. While not quite as elusive as you’d want a player of his type, Perine shows just enough change of direction skills and vision to succeed in a good situation at the next level.

Unfortunately for Perine, he’s apart of a fairly strong running back class. The 2020 NFL Draft has names such as J.K. Dobbins, D’Andre Swift and Clyde Edwards-Helaire who have gotten a bulk of the attention. And although Perine possesses similar skills to those three players, he’s not quite as well rounded as they are despite being a solid player in his own right.