17. Jonathan Taylor RB, Wisconsin
Jonathan Taylor is saltwater.
The rule is never to draft a running back in the first round, especially one who had a lot of touches in college. When you look at half of the best backs in the NFL they came from outside of the 1st round, so why is he on this list?
Well it really helps that he is an elite athlete with elite production and that combination very rarely misses in the NFL.
Taylor is a two-time Doak Walker award winner and he basically put the Wisconsin team on his back and carried offenses with bad quarterbacks and forgettable wide receivers, to winning records and seasons to be proud of.
Despite nearly 1,000 carries in the last three years, Taylor never missed time and amassed over 6,000 yards and 50 TDs.
If that workload took a toll on his body then it is news to him as his combine proved. Running a 4.39 at 226 lb. is no joke and it suggests that he has plenty left in the tank for the NFL.
The reason he is lower than other running backs on this list (spoiler) is that he had 18 fumbles in his career and even with his high volume that is too many times.