Chicago Bears: Underrated running backs in 2019 NFL Draft

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Chicago Bears, Benny Snell
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Benny Snell, Kentucky

It is somewhat funny starting out with a prospect that, according to some, could be compared to a guy like Jordan Howard. Benjamin Snell Jr. was an absolute tank for the Kentucky Wildcats over his three years there. He appeared in all 13 games for each season with the Cats, and ended his collegiate career as Kentucky’s all-time leading rusher with 3,873 yards and scoring a massive 48 touchdowns.

Snell will not shock anyone with his speed or athleticism, but he is a patient runner. He’s smarter than he is athletic. Like Howard, Snell loves to fall forward. It’s natural for him. He doesn’t lose yards too often, and fights for extra yards on a regular basis.

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Unlike Howard, though, Snell has proven he has great hands when called upon. Not to say Howard couldn’t catch, but making a move and catching the ball in stride wasn’t always his strong suit. For Snell, it comes a bit more natural.

At 5-foot-10, 224 pounds, Snell is a bigger back who could give the Bears a strong presence inside the 5-yard line. He is different enough from the backs Chicago already has and would give the Bears a diverse trio in the back field.