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Saban has fielded his share of game-breaking running backs since he’s been at Alabama, and sophomore T.J. Yeldon appears to be every bit as talented as predecessors such as Mark Ingram, Trent Richardson and Eddie Lacy.
The 6’2”, 218-pound Yeldon rushed for 1,108 yards as a true freshman, while averaging more than six yards per carry.
What makes Yeldon so special is his ability to be equally effective running in between the tackles or making plays in space as a rusher or receiver. Getting yards after contact and his ability to pass-block are extra dimensions that separate him from other running backs in his class.
Like Cooper, Yeldon figures to be one of the top prospects at his position for the 2015 NFL draft.