NC State has an interesting situation at running back, with Toney Baker leaving early and Jamelle Eugene graduating.
NC State will be without an experienced and proven running back, which isn't a good thing consider they were in the bottom of the league in terms of running yards per game.
This opens a door for both sophomore running backs Brandon Barnes and James Washington, neither running back saw a significant amount of carries.
Brandon Barnes(No. 9) has good size at 6'1" and 200 pounds and he change directions very well, and he also has good speed. Barnes on the year had a combined 25 carries and 79 yards, along with one touchdown.
James Washington(No. 24) unlike Barnes he doesn't have great size but he has very good hands for a running back, he also good field vision along with instincts. Washington doesn't have great elusiveness but will make a few guys miss.
Washington had similar success on the field only carrying the ball 21 times and 76 yards, along with 2 touchdowns.
Both of these running backs have huge potential and could both be superstars but it'd be best for them to carry the load as they grow and become more experienced.