4 running backs who helped their stock at the 2020 NFL Combine

Feb 28, 2020; Indianapolis, Indiana, USA; Georgia Bulldogs running back D'Andre Swift (RB25) participates in a workout drill during the 2020 NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

The 2020 NFL Draft has a strong class of running backs who took center stage Friday night at the NFL Combine.

The running back position has slowly lost its value in the NFL Draft, with the prevailing theory being that it’s better to wait until Day 2 or later to select one than spend a first-round pick on a position that’s relatively easy to find production. But after Friday’s night’s impressive performances, NFL teams in need of a boost to their running game have to at least consider a few of this year’s prospects in the top 32.

Here are the target numbers each running back was shooting for (and remember: these numbers represent a minimum requirement):

40-yard dash: 4.55
Bench press: 20 reps (225 pounds)
Vertical jump: 36 inches
Broad jump: 9 ft, 9 inches
Short shuttle: 4.10
3-cone: 7.10

With that in mind, here are four running backs who helped their case to be an early-round pick in the 2020 NFL draft.

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