The running back position is not as valued as it used to be, but two of the top backs in the 2021 NFL Draft class include former Clemson Tigers star Travis Etienne and former North Carolina Tar Heels playmaker Javonte Williams. DraftKings Sportsbook matched up the two talented running backs against each other, and bettors have the opportunity to pick who will be selected first during the draft. Both players have valuable traits to be every down backs in the NFL
Travis Etienne -200
Javonte Williams +157
It is highly likely Etienne will hear his name called before Williams does due to his versatility out of the backfield. Etienne has more mileage with an additional season and 372 more total touches in his college career than Williams, but he proved to be an incredible difference maker as a pass catcher in addition to his running ability. Etienne’s decision to play an additional college season was a surprise, but he should be ready right away to make an impact for his new NFL team.
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