Broncos Draft Insight: Running Backs

Wait, we already have a great combo of running backs, right McDaniels? That’s what we’ve been told of Correll Buckhalter and Knowshon Moreno. Not to mention, the Broncos signed J.J. Arrington again after letting him go last year.

Moreno will without a doubt be a great back in this league. Buckhalter is getting older and saw limited action in some games because of injury. Arrington still hasn’t proved anything in this league. Thus, the Broncos will bring in one running back via the draft. Filling the position is not high on their priority list, but I’m certain young legs will be brought in to compete for some playing time.

Jeff Legwold of the Denver Post says that Toby Gerhart (Stanford) and Montario Hardesty (Tennessee) will be visiting the Broncos in the weeks before the draft.

Gerhart is a scoring machine in red zone territory. Legwold says:

Hardesty is more of a speedster than Gerhart. Although Hardesty was plagued by multiple injuries during his college career, Legwold says,

“When healthy, [Hardesty] finishes runs well and runs with an edge…he has plenty of explosiveness with the ball in his hands.”

Hardesty had his only “healthy” year last year when he had 1,345 yards on the ground. Still, he needed to have his knee drained during the season.

It’s obvious that Gerhart looks to be the better option, but the Broncos would probably need to use a 2nd round draft pick to get him.

With that said, here are the highlight videos of the two backs mentioned above so you can see them in action.

I’ll be out of town for the next few days, so the posts may be more sporadic. Stay tuned in!

Topics: Correll Buckhalter, Denver Broncos, J.j. Arrington, Knowshon Moreno, Montario Hardesty, Toby Gerhart

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