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J.K. Dobbins' NFL Draft Odds Project Great Landing Spot for Ohio State Star

Jason Schandl
J.K. Dobbins NFL Draft projections have the Bills among his most likely landing spots.
J.K. Dobbins NFL Draft projections have the Bills among his most likely landing spots. / Christian Petersen/Getty Images
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The 2020 NFL Draft class is loaded with a ton of offensive talent, but the battle for the top running back spot seems to have narrowed to D'Andre Swift and Jonathan Taylor.

Don't sleep on J.K. Dobbins, though. The Ohio State standout is being widely projected as the third running back off the board, and FanDuel Sportsbook's NFL Draft odds have him projected as a second-round pick, with an over/under of pick 54.5.

Looking at the teams picking around that point, the odds are suggesting some exciting landing spots. The Buffalo Bills hold the No. 54 pick, while No. 55 belongs to the Baltimore Ravens.

Dobbins is a proven stud, and he rushed for 2,003 yards and 21 touchdowns as a Junior in 2019, bringing his career totals as a Buckeye to 4,459 yards and 38 touchdowns, averaging 6.2 yards per carry while adding a total of 645 yards and 5 touchdowns as a receiver.

Neither the Bills nor Ravens need a workhorse back, but both can certainly use a complementary piece that has the kind of big-play upside that Dobbins showed by averaging a huge 6.7 yards per carry in his final year at Ohio State.

In Buffalo he would join 2019 second-round pick Devin Singletary in a young offense, giving Josh Allen yet another playmaker to support his development.

In Baltimore he could carve out a role alongside Mark Ingram, who was solid but didn't show off a ton of big-play upside in 2019, giving the offense a dimension that they hoped they'd get from Justise Hill.

Either one of these landing spots would be outstanding for Dobbins. Being a piece in an established offense would position him well to thrive, and both teams would give him a clear path to playing time right at the beginning of his rookie season.


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Jason Schandl is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Jason Schandl also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username Jaymun. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.

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