Chicago Bears Draft: 5 Running back targets Ryan Poles must consider

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Chicago Bears, Tank Bigbsy

Chicago Bears RB Option No.1: Tank Bigsby

From his true freshman season in 2020, Tank Bigsby was Auburn’s lightning rod on the offensive side of the ball. Throughout his three seasons with the Tigers, he never relinquished that title, and though Auburn may have underperformed as a team, it was to no fault of their running back. 

Standing six feet tall and 213 pounds, Bigsby has the size to be an every down back in the NFL and the play style to match. 

He’s a hard runner with subtle agility that often catches defenses off guard. Despite playing behind a lackluster offensive line that went up against the SEC’s finest defenses on a weekly basis, Bigsby was efficient, holding a career average of 5.4 yards per carry.

If there were a knock on Bigbsy’s game, it would be that he lacks the long speed to churn out many explosive runs. However, Bigsby’s gritty running style and ability to force missed tackles would make him a fit in almost any NFL offense. 

He’s not a David Montgomery clone, but Bigsby has a lot of what made Montgomery such an appealing prospect back in 2019. He’s unlikely to go in the first two rounds and should be ready to make an impact as a rookie.