PFF ranks two Michigan football running backs in its top 10

PFF ranks two Michigan football running backs in its top 10

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Donovan Edwards saw a lot running his first season, but he was behind Hassan Haskins and Corum. A year later, he was expected to become Michigan’s next double with Corum.

Injuries hampered Edwards for part of the year, but once Corum lost to Illinois, we all saw what a special player Edwards was.

In the last three games of the season, where Edwards was the top dog, he rushed for 520 combined yards and three touchdowns.

He finished the 2022 season rushing for 991 yards and seven rushing scores. Edwards also had 200 receiving yards and two receiving scores.

Here’s what PFF had to say about the No.9-rated running back.

Edwards was expected to be a standout in 2023 with Blake Corum reportedly entering the 2023 NFL Draft, but now that Corum is returning, Edwards continues to be the No. 2 running back in the nation.

The sophomore led all Power Five running backs last season with 7.1 yards per carry. His score of 87.0 is tied for fifth in that same group. When Corum suffered a knee injury at the end of the season, Edwards stepped in when it mattered most. Against Ohio State, Purdue in the Big Ten Championship Game, and TCU in the College Football Playoff Semifinals, he rushed for 520 total yards and averaged 7.4 yards per carry.

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