BBD Editor: Dan Hope
While the value of the running back position is on a rapid decline, it increases the likelihood that NFL teams can come away with productive running backs in the late rounds of the draft. One such running back is Wisconsin’s James White.
Despite splitting carries throughout his four-year career—and often being on the lower end of the share—White ran for 4,015 yards at Wisconsin, the fourth-most in school history. His 45 rushing touchdowns and 48 total touchdowns rank third among Badgers all-time.
White has had opportunities to shine, and he’s typically taken advantage of them. He played in 52 career games at Wisconsin, missing just one game in a four-year span. He followed up his collegiate career with a strong performance at this year’s Senior Bowl, which included being named the Most Outstanding Player of the North squad in this year’s game.
In an interview with Buffalo Bills Draft in March, White said he thinks he is “one of the best running backs in this draft.”