The Nick Chubb will have a normal 2016 season train, that is.
So how many will eclipse 1,000 yards in 2016? I’ll go with an even eight because I think running back duos could eat into individual numbers more this year.
Here’s my list in order of the most likely rushers to get to 1,000 yards:
… 3. Nick Chubb, Georgia: Coming off that devastating knee injury, maybe he’s too high on the list. But consider that in 14 career starts, he’s failed to rush for 100 yards just once — his season-ending game against Tennessee last year. Chubb has 2,294 yards in one and a half seasons of work, so if he’s healthy this fall, 1,000 yards will be a breeze.
All that’s left is for Phil Steele to put Chubb on one of his preseason All-SEC teams and I think we’ll be done.