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Devon Achane
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What Are Devon Achane’s 4 Best NFL Team Fits?

  • Ryan Fowler
  • March 28, 2023
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Running back Devon Achane is one of the most explosive ball-carriers in the 2023 NFL Draft class—and there aren’t many teams that turn their heads away from home-run hitters. A football player that touts track speed—understand that there is a BIG difference—here are a few of my favorite fits for one of the top ball-carriers in the class, Devon Achane.

Dallas Cowboys

With Ezekiel Elliot gone, I want more juice in the backfield to complement Tony Pollard and Malik Davis, who the team likes a ton. Don’t anoint him as a “change of pace” back just because he’s small and can run, Achane has years of production in the SEC working both inside/outside the tackles and hands that I expect to translate well.

Tennessee Titans

Look, they need more playmakers in Tennessee. They like their big backs in Derrick Henry and Hassan Haskins, but give me some pop in the form of Achane that can be a slasher out of the slot and become one of the top return guys in the league if given the opportunity. Weapons like him are the name of the game, and the Titans need more offensive punch around their headliners in Henry and Treylon Burks.

Baltimore Ravens

J.K. Dobbins is and will continue to be the lead dog, but if the Ravens aren’t able to boost their receiving corps directly via the draft, getting a guy like Achane that can holster carries and targets would be a nice piece. The team already has versatile smaller stature guys in James Proche and Andy Isabella, but Achane would provide some nitrous to the Baltimore attack that just simply isn’t there right now.

Cincinnati Bengals

RB2 Samaje Perine is gone and who the heck knows what the future is for Joe Mixon? While I don’t see him becoming a legit bellcow down the line, Achane could be a serviceable RB1 if need be, but his home-run ability is what interests me most here. 

An offense touting elite-level playmakers on the perimeter will only open up things within the box where Achane could thrive. His twitch and knack for finding vacant creases will force defensive coordinators to stay up late into the night game planning such a diverse offense. The most points wins and Achane would be a luxury addition to an already young, uber-talented group.