5 NFL running backs that will reach 1,000 yards rushing in 2022

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Moving the ball downfield has become the primary means of scoring for offenses in the NFL. Which running backs will have the best performances on the ground this season?

The days of watching running backs carry the ball 25 carries or more are long gone. Talents like Patrick Mahomes, Josh Allen, and Justin Herbert have changed the dynamic of NFL offense – shifting the focus to passing the pig skin.

Fans who enjoy watching the grind of powerhouse rushing franchises hope for a glimpse of the past this upcoming season.

As defenses catch on to the new passing style of offenses, rushers across the league prepare to shift the narrative in 2022.

So which rushers are set to have a productive season this year?

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NFL running back no. 5: Najee Harris, Pittsburgh Steelers

Scouting Report. Najee Harris. player. 55. Pick Analysis. RB. Pittsburgh Steelers. 5

Mike Tomlin and his Steelers have an important season coming their way. While the Cincinnati Bengals continue to groom their young quarterback, Pittsburgh has focused on teaching their new gunslingers the playbook.

Kenny Pickett and Mitch Trubisky will be tasked with keeping the Steelers a winning franchise.

Losing a leader like Ben Roethlisberger will force Matt Canada to rely on different players on the offensive side, including their second-year rusher.

Najee Harris’ contributions last season make him a favorite to be a top rusher in the upcoming season. His 307 carries finished second last season among his collogues – demonstrating his dependability on the gridiron.

Harris’ 3.9 yards per carry average will increase this season because he is simply the most reliable player on the offensive side of the ball. If the Steelers plan on making the playoffs, Najee’s productivity is a must.