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This Running Back Prospect Is Skyrocketing Up Draft Boards

Christian McCaffrey is rising through the mock draft ranks.

Former Stanford running back Christian McCaffrey lit up college football during his sophomore season with the Cardinal. He broke Barry Sanders' NCAA record of 3,250 all-purpose yards, finishing with 3,864. He also became the first Stanford running back to cross the 2,00 yard rushing plateau.

Now, he's got his sights set on becoming a top draft pick in the 2017 NFL Draft.

According to one NFL GM, McCaffrey put together the best NFL Combine workout he's ever seen. That might be one of the reasons he's skyrocketing up many draft boards.

The NFL GM spoke to Adam Schefter and said the following:

Early mock drafts had McCaffrey going in the second round, but now he's projected to be a top-10 pick. Most mock drafts have the Carolina Panthers drafting McCaffrey with the No. 8 overall pick.

The versatile running back can do much more than run the football, which is an asset in today's NFL. McCaffrey is one of the most polished route-runners in this year's draft, and that includes wide receivers. Add in the fact that he can return punts and kicks, and you've got a player that can do it all.