Position: Running Back
- 2015: Heisman Trophy Finalist, First Team All-American, Pac 12 Player of the Year
- 2016: Second Team All-American, First Team All-Pac 12, Paul Hornung Award (nation’s most versatile player)
NFL Draft Analysis:
Highest pick on the NFL Draft Board:
CBS Sports has Christian McCaffrey going to the NY Giants with pick #23 on their NFL mock draft.
Consensus pick on the NFL Draft Board:
3/10 mock NFL drafts have Christian McCaffrey going to the New England Patriots with pick #32 on their NFL mock drafts.
Consensus ranking on the NFL Draft Board by Position:
The running back position has been falling out of favor in the NFL with the wide open offenses now favoring three receiver sets. With that, Christian McCaffrey still shows up as the third running back on the NFL Draft Board behind Leonard Fournette.
- An injury in 2016 stymied his Heisman Trophy quest, which many believe he deserved in 2015
- Draft status faded during 2016 season
- Father, Ed, played wide receiver for the Stanford Cardinal and the Denver Broncos
- Christian McCaffrey will translate well to a third down back in the NFL, led his team in rushing and receiving in 2015
- Can be used in the slot
- Comfortable running inside or outside
- Good speed, quick feet
- Not the biggest back in the draft
- Can play on special teams as a returner
- A smart football player that will find a use with any team that drafts him