Last year, the Buffalo Bulls had a two edged sword in Jaret Patterson and Kevin Marks Jr. The Bulls ran all over the MAC conference and while Marks Jr. was the one getting the lesser carries he seemed to make everyone count. Last season, he amassed 741 yards on the ground on just 112 carries.
Marks Jr. has always been running hard. In 2019, he rumbled for 1,035 yards on 227 carries, and I think his vision is elite. The bigger back from Norfolk, Virginia has 28 career touchdowns in three years and has over 2,500 career rushing yards. I think this year he is going for 1,500 and at least 15 scores.
The Bulls will have a new head coach, but this offense is still intact. Marks Jr. is not the most elusive back in the 2022 NFL Draft, but when he hits the hole watch out. He looks like Eddie George when he runs the ball. He is a vertical runner that explodes through the line of scrimmage and has the ability to hit the home run every time.
He has ripped a 67 plus yard touchdown every year in college. He has hands to catch the ball out of the backfield as well, and I hope the Bulls will utilize him more this season out the backfield. Vantrease is a solid quarterback, when they let him unleash the ball. The Bulls have a tough schedule this season, but I would not be shocked if they won the MAC.
NFL Draft Diamonds Scouting Notes:
Kevin Marks Jr. is getting drafted. He is one of my favorite running backs in the NFL Draft. I am shocked that Jaret Patterson was not selected, but if you know anything about UB football, they produces running backs. From James Starks, to Kevin Marks Jr., the Bulls will have another back soon. Marks Jr.’s size and ability to hit the hole at a quick speed are going to separate him in this draft. I would be shocked if he does not get selected. – Damond Talbot, Owner, NFL Draft Diamonds