Former Iowa State running back Breece Hall turned some heads with a comment during the NFL Combine interviews yesterday.
When it comes to who is RB1 in this season’s draft, some would argue it’s Michigan State’s Kenneth Walker III or Texas A&M’s Isaiah Spiller.
However, I think we all know that the true answer to this question is Breece Hall, and he knows it too.
“I just feel like, over the last two years, no running back has been able to do what I’ve been able to do,” Hall said during his interview period. “I really respect those other guys’ games; they’re really great. Kenneth [Walker], he’s great. Isaiah [Spiller], I really love watching him. I just feel like I’m the best running back in this draft.”
Hall is a prototype back, listed at 6-1, 220 lbs. and runs an unofficial forty in 4.39. He also has 137 broken tackles in the last two seasons and was an absolute nightmare for Big 12 defenses.
In his final game as a Cyclone, Hall racked up 281 all-purpose yards, four touchdowns, and set the FBS record for consecutive games with a rushing touchdown at 24 games. In all, he finished the 2021 season with 1,766 all-purpose yards and 20 rushing touchdowns, earning the title of 2021 Big 12 Offensive Player of the Year, his second year in a row to earn that honor.
NFL Draft guru Mel Kiper Jr. has Breece Hall listed as his top overall running back in the 2022 Draft Class, meaning he is likely to go sometime in the second round.