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

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Breece Hall (Iowa State)

Breece Hall ran a 4.39-second time in the 40-yard dash at this year’s Combine and he also possesses stellar size at 217 pounds. Drawing comparisons to Matt Forte, Hall is the only back on this list that may not last beyond Day 2. So if the Cardinals want a potential RB1 in the 2022 Draft, they need to snag him by the third round or even trade up.

He can also start immediately if the Cardinals take him and feel Conner (or Edmonds) would be best suited in the RB2 role. Hall’s not one to hit the hole immediately, and he also tries to shy away from early contact. Durability may be a concern, as he logged over 700 carries at ISU.

However, he has a lot of upside, especially when he reaches the second level. He broke five career touchdowns of 75-plus yards and he reads defenses before the snap. When he eludes contact, Hall will pick up chunks of yardage. If he grows comfortable with contact early, expect Hall to develop into an RB1.

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