No. 6 Jonathon Brooks, sophomore
The NFL doesn’t exactly value running backs, especially as they get closer to 30-year-old with added mileage on the tires. That’s just the reality of the position, so most running backs should bolt for the NFL the first season that they’re eligible for the draft. For Brooks that would be this spring.
He’s been one of the most productive backs in the country with 1,035 yards and eight touchdowns on 166 carries. He’s averaging 6.2 yards per rush and has 22 catches for 212 yards and another score. He’ll like go somewhere in the second to fourth round, but the big incentive is to reach free agency a year sooner.
Texas could be left replacing its top running back, top two receivers, top tight end, and quarterback this offseason. Good luck in the SEC.