College football is deep with great running backs this upcoming season. But the best in NCAA football right now is the Badgers' Jonathan Taylor.
In Athlon Sports' Top 60 Running Back Rankings, the Badgers' workhorse is listed at No. 1.
Taylor comes in just ahead of Clemson's Travis Etienne (No. 2) and Eno Benjamin (No. 3) at Arizona State.
Here's why: Taylor will be running behind a revamped offensive line in 2019, but don’t expect that to slow down the talented junior after leading the nation with 2,194 rushing yards last season. Taylor also led all running backs with 307 carries but still averaged 7.2 yards per rush. The New Jersey native posted six runs of 40 yards or more and eclipsed 100 or more yards in 12 out of Wisconsin’s 13 games last fall. Taylor collected 321 yards in a win at Purdue and posted 205 in the Pinstripe Bowl victory against Miami.
How are the rest of the starting running backs in college football looking? Check out our entire Top 60 Running Back Rankings.