Bernard is the No. 63 overall prospect on Matt Miller's big board, sitting firmly in the second-round range. Miller ranks Alabama's Eddie Lacy as his best running back and the No. 32 overall prospect.
But while Lacy is a traditional, between-the-tackles workhorse, Bernard has a versatile skill set that could help an NFL team in a multitude of ways. On top of averaging 6.7 yards per carry as a senior, Bernard caught 47 passes and took two punt returns back for touchdowns.
As a runner, the 5'8" 202-pound Bernard has drawn comparisons to Ravens running back Ray Rice. But on my radio show this week on WGBX, Bernard said there isn't one particular player he models his game after.
"For me, it's really taking apart each running back and understanding their game and trying to add it to my game," Bernard said. "But at the end of the day, I'm just Giovani Bernard, just trying to make a living in the NFL."
Bernard would fit in well with a number of NFL offenses. But let's put his game under the microscope and break down his best five team fits.