5. Jaylan Knighton, Miami
During the 2021 season, Jaylan Knighton — a initially a 4-star commit to Florida State — ran for 561 yards and eight touchdowns, both of which led Miami. That sounds pretty good on paper. However, Knighton averaged just under 3.9 yards per carry. The flashes have been good, at times, but Knighton could stand to get more explosive.
Over the course of two seasons, Knighton has a total of 197 carries — with only 18 runs of 10+ yards (9.1 percent of his carries).
Ole Miss transfer running back Henry Parrish adds to Miami’s overall talent at the position group.