Round 6, Pick 7 (186 overall):
Patrick Taylor Jr., Memphis: Patrick Taylor Jr. is a monster of a back. He stands at 6’3″ and 227 pounds. Even with all that size, he possesses breakaway speed once he hits the open field. He is a punishing back that could be a force in short-yardage situations.
Taylor adds some value in the passing game as well. The Memphis product is by no means an every-down back, but the combination of his size, speed and power has me very interested in how he could fit in with the other backs on the team.
Anthony McFarland Jr., Maryland: McFarland is an undersized prospect at 5’8″ 208 pounds. He’s not what I’d consider a change of pace guy compared to Ekeler. He’s a guy that’s actually very similar to him in several ways.
His acceleration is elite as he can go from 0-60 in a flash and he is very elusive. The fact that he is a home-run threat at any point that can contribute both on the ground and through the air makes him worthy of consideration here, even though he’s not much different than Ekeler.