Dallas Cowboys Draft: Position by position breakdown (offense)

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Kendre Miller

Kendre Miller is a patient but imposing running back who never loses speed when tackled and usually gains more yards because of his powerful leg drive.

He keeps his balance while running to stay upright through light contact. He will lower his shoulder and force his way through the cracks at the goal line.

He was the lead running back for TCU for one year, and he had very little wear and tear. Miller was one of only nine FBS players in the year 2022 who had scored 17 or more rushing touchdowns.

During his college career, he averaged an impressive 6.7 yards per carry and registered at least one explosive play (20-plus yards) in 12 out of 14 games last year.

Miller is still a work in progress but with his NFL starter potential, he could be a great addition to the Dallas Cowboys backfield.

During the College Football Playoff semifinals in December 2022, his right knee MCL was hurt, leading to the need for surgery in January 2023, and thus he was not able to participate in any pre-draft workouts.

This may have a negative effect on his draft status, causing him to drop.

Israel Abanikanda

Israel Abanikanda was an extremely productive all-around back in the balanced run attack of offensive coordinator Frank Cignetti Jr. at Pittsburgh.

During the 2022 season, Abanikanda rushed for 1,431 yards and 20 touchdowns on 239 attempts, averaging 6 yards per attempt.

At 5’10” and 217 pounds, Abanikanda has an impressive, well-built body with outstanding bulk and natural power when making contact.

Possessing explosiveness and great speed. Running for three touchdowns of more than 65 yards in 2022.

A excellent option on day 2 or day 3.