Podcast: Junior Colson, Payton Wilson, Trey Benson, and Braelon Allen Lead LB and RB Classes Ahead of NFL Combine

As the NFL Combine approaches, the latest episode of The PFN Scouting Podcast examines the 2024 NFL Draft RB and LB positions.

The NFL Combine is the next major checkpoint on the path to the 2024 NFL Draft. As it approaches, we’ll use our time on The PFN Scouting Podcast to go over some of the lesser heralded position groups in the 2024 class. Today’s episode covers the RB and LB positions.

PFN Scouting Podcast: Analyzing NFL Combine Group of Linebackers and Running Backs

It’s widely accepted that the 2024 NFL Draft class has abundant depth across the board. Particularly at positions like wide receiver, offensive tackle, and cornerback, there’s plenty of talent to invest in, and teams should be able to find value far down the board.

Other positions, however, provide less clarity. In particular, the running back and linebacker classes have been labeled weaker than in previous years. There isn’t distinct first-round talent at either position, and rankings are all over the map.

On the latest episode of The PFN Scouting Podcast, fellow NFL Draft analyst A.J. Schulte and I took an in-depth look at the 2024 NFL Draft running back and linebacker groups to see how each group meshes with media perception.

For each position group, we gave our top players, our intriguing middle-round value picks, and our favorite mid-to-late sleepers. We also discussed a few specific prospects poised to rise at the NFL Combine in late February and early March.

Prospects like Trey Benson, Braelon Allen, Bucky Irving, Payton Wilson, Cedric Gray, and Junior Colson headline the RB and LB groups, respectively. But as an in-depth look shows, there could be diamonds in the rough later on.

MORE: 2024 NFL Draft Prospect Watchlist

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