Chicago Bears 2019 NFL Draft Primer: Everything you need to know

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6. Bryce Love, Running Back, Stanford

Although he’s had issues with durability when healthy Bryce Love is one of the best running backs in this draft class. Over a four-year period at Stanford, Love averaged 6.8 yards per carry. His Junior year is really what showcases how good he is when healthy.

In 2017, Love rushed for 2118 yards and 19 touchdowns. He’s also shown the ability to make an impact in the receiving game, catching 49 passes over a four-year period. From a production standpoint, Love definitely has the makings of being a starting caliber running back.

When watching Love on film, his vision is the one thing that immediately stands out. Love is quick to identify what is happening in front of him. Once he has a chance to get into open space, he’s dangerous and turns on the jets. In other words, he’s got the potential to be a big-play threat every time he touches the football.

One area of concern for Love is his health. Late in the 2018 season, he tore his ACL, which is a major concern for teams. Although he’s on pace to be ready for training camp, there’s no knowing when he’ll be ready to actually step onto the field in an actual game. Then during his monster 2017 season, Love played on an injured ankle.

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Love is an interesting prospect. He’s got the makings of being a high volume running back in the NFL, but his injuries have held him back and make one wonder how good he really can be. Due to his injury history, Love is likely to be a fourth or fifth-round pick.