Ball State – Caleb Huntley, Running Back, Senior
As stated previously, the MAC has produced some of the top running back talent in select years with Kareem Hunt and Michael Turner. One name that could eventually be added to that list, given the right opportunity, is Caleb Huntley. After a strong junior season, Huntley is poised for a senior season that could very well propel him into the NFL Draft conversation.
Huntley fits the power run mold of the NFL that isn’t as sought after, but still a vital part of NFL schemes across the league. He doesn’t have the lure of talent like Derrick Henry or Mark Ingram, but his style of play is in the same realm.
During the 2019 season, Huntley rushed for 1,275 yards, the fifth-most by a Ball State running back in a single season and included seven 100 yard games out of eight MAC games. He was also able to add 12 touchdowns on the ground, leading to him being named Second Team All-MAC.
One area that could use improvement is Huntley’s ability in the passing game. He caught just seven passes for 25 yards last season. Even if he can’t do that, Huntley has a very solid scheme fit that makes him an intriguing prospect to teams looking for a stronger back with big-play potential.