ROOKIE SLEEPER 🤫
Evan Hull is a great overall talent at the running back position in this year's draft class. He has solid mass and an ability to become a reliable 3rd down running back in the NFL, which is exactly why I want to mention him as a sleeper in 2023.
"He’ll prove himself as a highly effective target in the passing game, and if he runs with the same confidence he had in college, we’ll see him develop into an every down role in the NFL in no time."
— Jacob Rhodes —
Hull ranks in the 96th percentile in college target share, racking up 88 receptions and over 800 yards through the air in his final 2 years as a starter at Northwestern. These are rare receiving numbers to see from college running backs, especially ones that are over the coveted 200 lb mark. At 5’10” 210 lbs, Hull not only will excel as a pass catcher in the NFL, but could very well develop into an every down back.
He has good vision as a runner and excels at cutting through lanes and bouncing off tackles. He’s not a traditional Yards After Contact guy, but with smart running, I believe he can expose soft spots in defenses. He has a low number of career touches and can use those fresh legs to his advantage. At a minimum, we should see him serve as a rotational piece on 1st and 2nd downs.
Again, I’m not worried about the 1st and 2nd down work. That’ll naturally come for him as I think he will excel in a 3rd down role. Something we see players develop through all the time and use as a way to earn more time on the field. He’ll prove himself as a highly effective target in the passing game, and if he runs with the same confidence he had in college, we’ll see him develop into an every down role in the NFL in no time. Draft capital will mean a lot for Hull, but I’d be worried about the starting RB’s ceiling for the team Hull lands on.
Jacob Rhodes is a Fantasy Analyst for the Fantasy Guides brand. Formerly the owner and operator of Go For 2 Fantasy Football on Instagram, Jacob has been creating content in the fantasy space nonstop since 2019 and has been playing fantasy football for 10+ years. He treats fantasy like a full time job and is relentless in his pursuit to win championships for himself and others. As long as those others aren't in any of his dozen leagues...