Steven Peoples, RB, Virginia Tech
The Cardinals are seemingly set with at least their top two running backs in David Johnson and Chase Edmonds. There was no reason to draft a running back this season. They invited Peoples to their rookie mini-camp.
Competition never hurts and you never know when you may find a diamond in the rough. Peoples comes from a top notch program at Virginia Tech.
Peoples had the chance to play all four seasons at Virginia Tech but wasn’t a huge contributor until his 2018 season. He played in 13 games with the Hokies last year.
He had 758-yards rushing last season on 158 carries. That worked out to a five-yard-per-carry average. That’s not a number that can be completely ignored.
He had six touchdowns rushing. But what also is intriguing is he played a part in the passing game as well. He caught 21 passes for 182-yards and a touchdown. It sounds he could be a lot like Johnson, although Peoples is about two inches shorter.