We know all too well about the areas where we lack depth moving forward (i.e., linebacker positions, offensive line, wide receivers). But man oh man contemplate for a second the crazy depth we have at the running back position next year (when we can actually play in a bowl game and possibly the MNC).
Jordan Hall will likely be back as a Redshirt Senior (and hopefully at or near 100%); Carlos Hyde will be a true senior; Rod Smith will be a redshirt junior; Brionte Dunn will be a true sophomore; Warren Ball will be a redshirt freshman; and we will have Ezekiel Elliott as a true freshman. Also, keep in mind, if we pick up a guy like Corn Elder or a David Williams, we have another athlete that is comfortable at the tailback position. And, finally, probably our BEST running back is none other than Braxton Miller himself.
I think the best part about Hall redshirting and coming back--aside from giving us ridiculous depth--is that he can play that flex/playmaker position in Urban's offense that he was originally supposed to play before his injury. That means that we may have formations that feature triple option plays where Braxton can either keep, hand off to Hyde/Smith, or lateral it over to Jordan Hall on the edge. How would you like to be the defensive coordinator that has to prep his team in a few days to defend that kind of attack?
This ridiculous depth at the RB position also gives Meyer/Herman some flexibility should, God forbid, Braxton get injured because our run offense should be good enough on its own to win us a game next year.
Should be interesting to see what Meyer/Herman come up with in the offseason to maximize this abundance at the tailback position and which players will be featured out of our outstanding crop of running backs.