College Football Running Back Power Rankings: Week 7

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Saturday Blitz’s Tyler Brooke breaks down the 10 best running backs in college football heading into Week 7.

We are around the halfway point of the college football season, and through six weeks of games, ten FBS running backs have stood out among the rest of the competition.

Starting this week, Saturday Blitz will be breaking down the top 10 running backs in college football. These aren’t the best NFL draft prospects, but rather the running backs who have had the biggest impact on their respective teams.

With that in mind, let’s check out the best running backs heading into Week 7 of the college football season.

Sep 24, 2016; Auburn, AL, USA; LSU Tigers running back Leonard Fournette (7) carries against the Auburn Tigers during the first quarter at Jordan Hare Stadium. Mandatory Credit: John Reed-USA TODAY Sports

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Leonard Fournette

RB, LSU

Make no mistake. LSU running back Leonard Fournette is the most talented running back we’ve seen in college football in a long time. However, injuries have kept Fournette off of the field for extended time this season, making it hard for him to make a major impact for the Tigers.

Fournette wasn’t expected to play this past week against the Florida Gators, but the game wound up being postponed regardless. The LSU star has only played in three games this season, with the most recent coming back in September against Auburn.

In those three games, Fournette has still played well, averaging 5.8 yards per carry with 386 yards and two scores. Leonard will be the first running back taken in the NFL draft, but because of his lack of time on the field, he could only barely find his way into our running back power rankings.

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