Accessing The Los Angeles Wildcats Running Back Position

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Aug 17, 2018; Charlotte, NC, USA; Carolina Panthers running back Elijah Hood (30) celebrates his NFL score against the Miami Dolphins during the second half at Bank of America Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jim Dedmon-USA TODAY Sports

The Los Angeles Wildcats drafted quite a few running back during the XFL draft. It will be interesting to see what the plan is for all of them. Let’s take a look at how they stack up.

Elijah Hood

Elijah Hood is 5’11 234 pounds and is a classic downhill runner. While ay North Carolina he ran for 2,5480 yard and 20 touchdowns. Hood will be two down back for the Wildcats, he’s a ground and pound kind of guy. He does not have top-end speed but has the ability to wear down the defense with his running style. Hood has the ability to pass protect and even a little lead blocking which is always good. Hood spend a little time in the NFL with the Oakland Raiders, Carolina Panthers, and Jacksonville Jaguars.

 

Larry Rose III

Larry Rose runs a 4.4 40 and weighs 195 pounds. He is way slimmer than Hood and would be a perfect complement. Rose is good out of the backfield with his route running and ability to catch the football. Rose rushed for 4,558 yards and 37 touchdowns at New Mexico State. He also caught 133 passes for 1,1157 yards. Rose will be the perfect third-down and change of pace back for the Wildcats

 

Winston Dimel

Winston Dimel will be the fullback for the Wildcats. He should be able to open up holes for Hood and Ross. Dimel can also carry the ball in short-yardage situations. At Wyoming, he rushed for 238 yards and 22 touchdowns. Dimel can also slip out the backfield and catch passes, he had 507 receiving yards in college as well.

 

Martez Carter

Martez Carter played his college ball and Grambling State and spend some time in the NFL with the New Orleans Saints and Washington Redskins. He has some speed and can catch the ball out of the backfield. He is more like scatback and he also can return kicks and play special teams.

 

Nico Evans

Nico Evans did not play much in his first three years at Wyoming, but in his senior season he showed out. In 2018, Evans rushed for 1,325 rushing yards and eight touchdowns. Evans is more Hood but with a little more speed.

 

As you can see the Wildcats have a nice stable of running backs. It will be interesting to see how they use them all once the season starts.

 

 

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