Jaylen Warren Is Not Your Average UDFA Running Back





In just one season in the Big 12, running back Jaylen Warren accomplished more than most players would have done in a collegiate football career.


Before exploding onto the scene last season, Warren had his humble beginnings in junior college before playing his junior year with Utah State. After a redshirt year, Warren came to the Oklahoma State Cowboys with little to no expectations.


After subpar performances in his first two games with the Cowboys, Warren exploded in Week Three with 218 rushing yards and two touchdowns in their win over Boise State. For the next four weeks, Warren would average over 164 yards, helping the Cowboys begin the season with a 6-0 record.


Warren earned a reputation as one of college football's biggest workhorses, something that the Pittsburgh Steelers could benefit from, as they look to alleviate the workload for starting running back Najee Harris.


With the No. 2 running back position unclear, Warren has the skill and pedigree to make a case for a spot on the roster. Though his name was not called in this year's NFL Draft, the opportunity to make his mark in the league is very open


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