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Former Wisconsin running back ranked in top 5 in NFL by PFF

The 2024 NFL season is still many months away, but Pro Football Focus released its top 32 running backs this week. It listed a former Wisconsin Badgers football star in the top five.

Jonathan Taylor, currently with the Indianapolis Colts, was ranked as the third-best running back in the NFL on PFF’s list. Entering his fifth season in the league, Taylor is coming off of a 2023 campaign in which he compiled 741 rushing yards and seven scores on the ground while also adding 153 receiving yards and a touchdown on 19 catches over 10 contests.

Taylor was dealing with an ankle injury and a contract dispute early in the season last year, but his production still remained rather impressive in the games he appeared in.

Operating in an offense with dual-threat quarterback Anthony Richardson, the running back could be in for a big year. Only Christian McCaffrey and Derrick Henry were ranked higher ahead of the 2024 season by PFF.

Story originally appeared on Badgers Wire