The decade is coming to an end and the years from 2010-2019 were loaded with talent. Here’s how we rank the top running backs of the decade based on how good they were out of high school.
1. Najee Harris, Alabama
Harris is the only running back in the decade to be named as the No. 1 prospect in the country and was simply a freak out of high school who drew comparisons to Adrian Peterson. He’s just starting to showcase that ability at Alabama and the NFL will love him. Just watch.
2. Leonard Fournette, LSU
Fournette was ranked No. 4 his recruiting year, but that was a loaded class so he gets the nod over Cam Akers and Trey Sanders, who were ranked one spot higher in their classes. Fournette was one of the biggest name running backs in ages and lived up to the hype in every way. He ran over you or past you and went on to become a first-round pick as expected.