Clemson Tailback, CJ Spiller has had a very impressive college career. Spiller scored 51 TDs in 4 seasons, 20 TDs during his Senior season. Spiller ran for 1200 Yards and 12 TDs, had 500 receiving yards and 4 TDs and 4 Special Teams Touchdowns. Spiller scored at least 1 Touchdown in each of his 14 games this season. Spiller’s dual-threat ability out of the backfield has garnered him comparisons to Titans All-Pro Running Back, Chris Johnson.

During his senior season at East Carolina in 2007, Johnson ran for 1423 yards and had 17 rushing TDs. Johnson had 537 receiving yards and 6 TDs. Johnson also netted 1 special teams touchdown. Chris Johnson is best known for his NFL combine workout in which he ran a 4.24 second 40-yard dash. While the NFL combine does not take place until next month, Spiller has similar breakway speed that NFL teams covet.

Spiller and Chris Johnson had similar evaluations going into the NFL draft. Dynamic play markers, incapable of being every down backs, will be drafted by teams with an incumbent running back. Chris Johnson has proved the nay-sayers wrong thus far and I expect Spiller to have an immediate impact on NFL.

Most NFL draft publications have Spiller slotted as a mid-1st round pick. Picks 14-19 are comprised by Seahawks, Giants, Titans, 49ers, Steelers and Falcons. Both the 49ers and Steerlers are intriguing landing destinations for Spiller. Often injured RB Frank Gore is 27 years old, but the Niners selected RB Glenn Coffee in last year’s draft. The Steelers are led by hard-nosed inside runner, Rashard Mendenhall. With Willie Parker’s NFL career likely over, Spiller makes sense for the Steelers, who are in dire need for a dynamic playmaker.

CJ Spiller will be a dynamic playmaker when he comes to the NFL. I will go on the record and say that Spiller will be Offensive Rookie of the Year if he lands in the right situation.