4. RB Daniel Hishaw Jr. (80.8)
Hishaw was nearly ineligible to be ranked on this list with an average of 21.1 offensive snaps per game (148 total), but it only seems right to add the change-of-pace tailback.
His power running style and “I’m gonna run you over” attitude adds another dimension to the Kansas football offense. Across seven games, he has carried the ball 68 times for 437 yards (6.4 YPC) and six touchdowns. He had the best performance of his career three weeks ago against UCF with 134 yards and two scores on the ground.
The most important thing for Hishaw is that he’s stayed healthy. He suffered a season-ending injury against Iowa State last year but has avoided injuries more than halfway through 2023.
PFF’s running grade for Hishaw is 80.9, while his pass-blocking is 79.7. That is a considerable difference from Devin Neal, who is considered a liability as a pass-blocker. Speaking of Neal…