2024 NFL Draft — Trey Benson, Bucky Irving rank high on updated running back rankings

The running back position catches considerable flack in NFL circles. Sure, the position is far from the most important, but it is still crucial to a team’s success. The 2024 NFL Draft offers multiple starting-caliber prospects.

Florida State Seminoles running back Trey Benson (3) rushes with the ball during the first half
Florida State Seminoles running back Trey Benson (3) rushes with the ball during the first half / Matt Pendleton/Gainesville Sun / USA
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Bucky Irving Is The Next Fantasy Football Superstar

RB3: Mar’Keise “Bucky” Irving (Oregon)

Height: 5-foot-10

Weight: 195 pounds

2023 Stats: 172 attempts, 1,075 rushing yards (6.3 YPC), 10 touchdowns, 670 yards after contact, 63 forced missed tackles, 52 receptions

Mar’Keise “Bucky” Irving is a member of the “My Guy” team in 2024. He is as slippery as they come, rarely ever getting stopped by the initial tackle attempt. Irving’s tape is littered with awe-inspiring jukes and cuts, making his shiftiness a lethal combination with his game-breaking speed out of the backfield.

The Oregon standout has forced an astonishing 127 missed tackles in two seasons with the Ducks. Irving, like Henderson, lacks the size of a true bell-cow running back, but with the way the NFL is trending, there is always room for a player with this skillset. He is firmly on the Round 2 radar.