NFL Films' Greg Cosell perceives Washington's Bishop Sankey, Baylor's Lache Seastrunk, and Arizona's Ka'Deem Carey as similar spread and/or rotational RBs.
Seastrunk and Carey are often lumped together using this logic, but some scouts think Sankey transcends being summarily pigeonholed. For instance, NFL Media analyst Mike Mayock ranked Sankey as his top RB earlier this month, and last week NFL Network's Daniel Jeremiah made a comparison between his running style and Doug Martin's. "If you're going to run as your foundation offense, a three-wide, one-back spread-type offense, then you can play I believe with the Lache Seastrunks, maybe a Bishop Sankey, maybe a Ka'Deem Carey," said Cosell. "If you're going to line up with you know, 12 personnel, one back, two tight ends, or two backs and one tight end, I'm not sure those guys can do that for you on a consistent basis." At the NFL Combine, Sankey posted a 4.49 forty, 26 bench press reps, a 35.5 inch vertical and a 126 inch broad jump.