Running Back (4)
Surprise cut: D’Ernest Johnson
Cleveland boasts two of the best running backs in the NFL in Nick Chubb and Kareem Hunt. Yes, the two form the best duo by far, but they’re also both arguably top-10 running backs overall in terms of their individual ability.
Chubb enters the final season of his rookie deal with 3,557 yards and 28 touchdowns on the ground and 577 with two more touchdowns as a receiver. He averages 5.2 yards per run and shows no signs of slowing down.
Hunt has a league rushing title under his belt, winning the honor in 2017 with the Kansas City Chiefs. He went for 1,327 yards that year and has continued to put up good numbers for his career.
Overall, he has 3,171 yards on the ground and 1,422 receiving with 39 total touchdowns — including 11 last year for Cleveland.
Third on the list for running backs is rookie Demetric Felton, the sixth-round pick from UCLA who has played receiver and running back during his collegiate days. He’s also a solid return man, which makes D’Ernest Johnson expendable.
Andy Janovich is the lone fullback to make the team in this prediction and he’s a guy who will keep doing the dirty work with little recognition.