When the 2019 NFL Draft concluded late on Saturday, in total 25 RBs were taken. 18 of those backs were drafted on day 3. There were many talented RBs taken in Rounds 4-7 but they all have their warts. When listing the competition for a late round RB, I typically won’t even include the starter, most of these guys biggest competition will be making the 53 man roster.
If you’d like a reminder of what these team’s depth charts looked like before the draft we have you covered here.
An * indicates that one of their competitors is also a 2019 rookie
Bryce Love – Washington Redskins
Round 4, Pick 10 (105th Overall)
Excellent runner when healthy while at Stanford. Rushed for over 2000 yards in 2017. Unfortunately, suffered an ACL tear to end his college career in 2018. Likely to start the season on the PUP, and may not play one snap in 2019. More of 2020 prospect for those that play in dynasty.
Justice Hill – Baltimore Ravens
Round 4, Pick 11 (106th Overall)
Tough landing spot for a good college player coming out of Oklahoma State. He has 4.4 speed and averaged over 5 YPC and 10 TDs per season in college. He’s not gonna beat out Mark Ingram but could be his backup, on a team that loves to run the ball.
Benny Snell – Pittsburgh Steelers
Round 4, Pick 20 (115th Overall)
Is not going to beat out James Conner or Jaylen Samuels but should win the 3rd RB spot. Has the talent to be productive, especially in Pittsburgh’s offense, if one of those guys got hurt.
2019 Competition: Trey Edmunds
Tony Pollard – Dallas Cowboys
Round 4, Pick 26 (121st Overall)
Great return man and has the skill set to be a change of pace back opposite Ezekiel Elliott. Nobody in Dallas has yet claimed the RB2 role, and Pollard has every chance to win it as a rookie.
2019 Competition: Darius Jackson, Jordan Chunn, Mike Weber*
Ryquell Armstead – Jacksonville Jaguars
Round 5, Pick 2 (140th Overall)
Qadree Ollison – Atlanta Falcons
Round 5, Pick 14 (152nd Overall)
Jordan Scarlett – Carolina Panthers
Round 5, Pick 16 (154th Overall).
Trayveon Williams – Cincinnati Bengals
Round 6, Pick 9 (172nd Overall)
Very productive college player, with over 3600 yards and 33 TDs in three seasons at Texas A&M. Will have to beat out fellow rookie Rodney Anderson for any sort of consistent role with the Bengals behind Joe Mixon.
2019 Competition: Giovani Bernard, Rodney Anderson*
Ty Johnson – Detroit Lions
Round 6, Pick 13 (176th Overall).
2019 Competition: CJ Anderson, Theo Riddick
Dexter Williams – Green Bay Packers
Round 6, Pick 22 (185th Overall)
Interesting prospect. Off-field issues and injuries kept him off the field a lot at Notre Dame but he definitely flashed the talent needed to play in the NFL. With Aaron Jones and Jamaal Williams ahead of him, seeing the field in 2019 will be tough.
2019 Competition: Kapri Bibbs
Travis Homer – Seattle Seahawks
Round 6, Pick 32 (195th Overall)
2019 Competition: JD McKissic, CJ Prosise
Rodney Anderson – Cincinnati Bengals
Round 6, Pick 39 (202nd Overall)
A former college teammate of Joe Mixon at Oklahoma. Was only able to play one full season and averaged over 6 YPC, finishing with over 1100 yards and 13 TDs in 2017. Will need to get healthy and stay healthy to even make the roster in competition with fellow rookie Trayveon Williams.
2019 Competition: Giovani Bernard, Trayveon Williams*
Darwin Thompson – Kansas City Chiefs
Round 6, Pick 42 (204th Overall).
2019 Competition: Darrel Williams
Mike Weber – Dallas Cowboys
Round 7, Pick 4 (208th Overall)
2019 Competition: Darius Jackson, Jordan Chunn, Tony Pollard*
Cullen Gillaspia – Houston Texans
Round 7, Pick 6 (210th Overall)
Linebacker converting to Fullback, expect no fantasy impact.
2019 Competition: None
Kerrith Whyte – Chicago Bears
Round 7, Pick 8 (212th Overall)
2019 Competition: Taquon Mizzell
Chandler Cox – Miami Dolphins
Round 7, Pick 19 (223rd Overall).
2019 Competition: Myles Gaskin*
Myles Gaskin – Miami Dolphins
Round 7, Pick 20 (224th Overall)
Intriguing prospect as the last RB taken. Rushed for over 1200 yards and 10+ TDs in every season at Washington. Neither Kenyan Drake nor Kallen Ballage did much to cement themselves as a starter last season so Gaskin could make some noise with a new coaching staff in Miami.
2019 Competition: Chandler Cox*