5 speedy running backs the Cardinals could select in the 2022 NFL Draft

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With Chase Edmonds and James Conner hitting free agency, the Arizona Cardinals could be in need of a running back in the 2022 NFL Draft.

Odds are, the Arizona Cardinals will bring back the Pro Bowler, James Conner. And while Conner hasn’t impressed much in the yards-per-carry category, he became a force in short-yardage situations and out of the backfield as a pass-catcher.

From a running back standpoint, the guy was reminiscent of Jerome Bettis, who averaged over 4.0 yards per carry just once from 1998 to 2005, but scored seven or more times in all but two seasons in that timespan.

Chase Edmonds showed he’s not an RB1, and he also showed he’s not durable, considering all of his injuries last season. While Conner also struggled a little with injuries, he proved to be the more valuable of the duo, garnering him to receive more consideration than Edmonds.

This will put the Cardinals into the market for a running back. And while Eno Benjamin is there, he has not shown enough to warrant serious RB2 consideration. So the Cardinals could look to the NFL Draft for a speedy complement to Conner.

Here are five speedsters to know about that will make good value picks.