College Football Playoff offensive weapons: No. 9 Wayne Gallman

BY Fansided and Anthony Messenger/FanSided via Rubbing the Rock • December 14, 2016

Continuing our list of the ten best offensive weapons in the College Football Playoff is Clemson’s Wayne Gallman at number nine. Stay tuned for the rest of the list in the coming days!

Wayne Gallman has been the workhorse in Clemson’s backfield for the past three seasons. It’s no secret that Clemson likes to throw the football, however, Gallman provides this Tigers offense with much needed balance. This season, Gallman has ran the ball 196 times for 1,002 yards and 15 touchdowns.

What puts Gallman at ninth on our list is his balance as a runner. Toughness is something every coach looks for in his players, Gallman is the definition of tough. It is rare to find a running back who looks to initiate the contact like Gallman.

Although Gallman does not shy away from contact, he can surely make people miss. I wouldn’t describe Wayne as shifty, rather, he makes good use of the jump cut and he has very good vision. Most in the football world would describe Gallman as a “slasher” when running the football.

The thing that separates Gallman from the other running backs in the College Football Playoff is his willingness to pas protect. Gallman is the best pass blocking running back in the country in my opinion.

Tigers offensive coordinators, Tony Elliot and Jeff Scott will have their work cut out for them against this talented Ohio State defense. It is imperative that they find a way to get Wayne Gallman going. One thing you do not want to be against an Urban Meyer coached team is one-dimensional.

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