University of Georgia
It feels strange to call a 2-time national champion an under-the-radar prospect but as it relates to fanfare and coverage, he resides on this list. With a deep running back class this year, Kenny McIntosh is a player who may find himself being picked either in the sixth or seventh rounds or quite possibly undrafted. With that, the Dallas Cowboys should be licking their chops at the opportunity of grabbing him at a value spot.
McIntosh has the prototypical size for the running back position especially someone who’s role will be to complement Tony Pollard or to play that third running back role/special teamer. He was measured at the NFL Combine at 6’0″ 204lbs. He ran a 4.62 in the 40-yard dash and 1.54 in the 10-yard split. I would argue that he has better game speed than timed speed but that’s just my opinion.
The part that makes me intrigued is his game film. This kid is a baller. He averaged just over 5 yards per carry over the last three years of his career. He has a little bit of Ezekiel Elliott in his blocking game. What was even more special about his senior season was the fact that he showed he could be a viable option in the pass game. 43 receptions for a little over 500 yards will translate in the NFL.
If the Dallas Cowboys feel they could use their earlier draft picks on other areas, it wouldn’t be a terrible idea to take a flier on McIntosh on Day 3 or later. He may replace Malik Davis as the practice squad guy. He’s been in big time games so we know the spotlight in Dallas wouldn’t be too much for him.