3 running backs the Redskins could target in the NFL Draft

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Eno Benjamin

Seeing that Chris Thompson is set to hit free agency, the Redskins could use a receiving back in the backfield. While Peterson and Guice are capable receivers, Eno Benjamin out of Arizona State could add another dimension to the offense.

Benjamin has been an effective dual-threat running back at Arizona State in the last two seasons. The pass-catching back’s best season came in 2018 when he rushed for 1,642 yards and 16 touchdowns.

Even though he didn’t rush for 1,642 yards in 2019, he still finished with 1,083 yards and 10 touchdowns. Besides his rushing numbers, Benjamin also corraled a total of 77 receptions, 610 yards, and four touchdowns in his final two seasons at Arizona State.

Of the running backs entering this year’s draft, Benjamin is a perfect replacement for Thompson this offseason. Rather than spend a decent amount of money on someone in free agency, Benjamin could provide the Redskins with a much cheaper alternative.