2. Jawhar Jordan, redshirt junior
Full disclosure, I’ve done quite a few of these list on quite a few different sites and almost every time, if the running back is good and draft-eligible I include them. The career of a running back is fleeting in nature, so my advice is to get the money while you still can.
Sure, there will be a few NIL dollars thrown around to keep Jordan in Louisville, but it likely won’t compare to an NFL contract and the potential of reaching a second contract with more tread left on the tires.
Jordan is averaging 6.9 yards per carry this season on 141 carries, so he’s efficient even at a high volume. That’s pretty rare, espeically in an offense like Louisville’s that isn’t the high-spaced spread attacks that some teams run which enable running backs to get easy yardage.
He may not be highly drafted, but that might not stop Jordan from making the jump to the NFL.