There were a few other ways to go in the fifth spot but running back gets the nod. Ezekiel Elliott is simply a dominant force when a defense is occupied and can’t stack the box. With all the legit receiving weapons on offense, this will be the case in 2020.
Backup Tony Pollard was by far the most productive rookie last season and will only improve with experience and a more creative offense. His versatility in the run and pass game will be better utilized under new head coach Mike McCarthy.
The third running back spot is intriguing. Fullback Jamize Olawale should face serious competition from undrafted rookie Sewo Olonilua. Both players have rushing ability and the winner will likely be used as the emergency third running back.
The main reason running back is rated only fifth is an injury to the top player would throw the position into chaos. Losing the top starter from the other four groups would hurt, but could arguably be covered with less damage.