A story over the weekend that Titans' 2022 fourth-round running back Hassan Haskins has been arrested on domestic violence charges. We'll see how that shakes out, but Tennessee had already hedged its bets on that pick by selecting Tyjae Spears in the third round this year. It got me wondering on the hit rate for running backs drafted in those rounds.

This year, there were four running backs selected in the third round and one in the fourth. None of them is likely stepping into a starting job, but all could carve out significant early roles. Speedy Devon Achane should be part of a committee in Miami. Roschon Johnson could do the same -- maybe start at some point -- in Chicago. Tank Bigsby looks like a No. 2 in Jacksonville, while Kendre Miller (pictured) is intriguing in New Orleans, given the likelihood of an Alvin Kamara suspension. And Spears in Tennessee could essentially be handed the No. 2 job, particularly in light of Haskins' arrest.

In the last 10 years, there have been 75 running backs selected in the third or fourth rounds, making 2023 a fairly typical year. The hit rate on those players is just so-so.

Of those 75 players, exactly a third (25) has had at least one t0p-25 season in PPR leagues. Just under half (34 of 75) have yet to put up a season where they ranked in the top 40 among running backs.

At least 2022 was a pretty good year for those players. Three different former fourth-rounders (Rhamondre Stevenson, Tony Pollard and Jamaal Williams) ranked in the top 12 among running backs. A couple of 2022 rookies (Dameon Pierce and Rachaad White) finished in the top 35, and those guys and Brian Robinson all look like starters and possible top 30 backs in 2023. Perhaps Miller (if part of a tandem in New Orleans) or Johnson can do the same this season.

Table shows the best seasons from third and fourth-round running backs selected in the last 10 years. Players whose best seasons were in 2022 are in bold.

320172020Alvin Kamara, N.O.93283756211
320152016David Johnson, Ariz.123980879201
420142015Devonta Freeman, Atl.105673578141
320192020David Montgomery, Chi.107054438104
320172017Kareem Hunt, K.C.132753455114
320172021James Conner, Ariz.75237375185
420142018James White, N.E.42587751127
320202021Antonio Gibson, Was.103742294108
420212022Rhamondre Stevenson, N.E.10406942168
420192022Tony Pollard, Dall.100739371129
320152017Duke Johnson, Cle.34874693711
420172018Tarik Cohen, Chi.44471725811
420172022Jamaal Williams, Det.106612731712
420152020Mike Davis, Car.64259373812
320192021Damien Harris, N.E.929181321514
320162018Kenyan Drake, Mia.53553477914
320142015Charles Sims, T.B.52951561416
320142017Jerick McKinnon, Min.57051421517
320152018Tevin Coleman, Atl.80032276918
420182020Nyheim Hines, Ind.38063482718
320192021Devin Singletary, Buff.87040228820
420172018Marlon Mack, Ind.908171031020
320142016Terrance West, Balt.77434236623
420152017Javorius Allen, Balt.59146250624
420222022Dameon Pierce, Hou.93930165525
420182020Chase Edmonds, Ariz.44853402526
320192021Darrell Henderson, LAR68829176827
420142014Andre Williams, NYG72118130727
420162016Devontae Booker, Den.61231265529
420212021Michael Carter, NYJ63936325429
320142014Tre Mason, St.L.76516148530
420152015Jeremy Langford, Chi.53722279730
320152016Ty Montgomery, G.B.45744348333
420172020Wayne Gallman, NYG68221114633
320132014Knile Davis, K.C.46316147834
320222022Rachaad White, T.B.48150290335
420212021Chuba Hubbard, Car.61225174636
420172022Samaje Perine, Cin.39438287636
320192021Alexander Mattison, Min.49132228437
320172022D'Onta Foreman, Car.914526538
320182019Royce Freeman, Den.49643256438
320152015Matt Jones, Was.49019304441
320222022Brian Robinson, Was.797960343
420162016Kenneth Dixon, Balt.38230162347
320202020Zack Moss, Buff.4811495549
420182018Ito Smith, Atl.31527152450
420182020Kalen Ballage, 2TM30329166352
420132015Kyle Juszczyk, Balt.341321452
420202020Joshua Kelley, LAC35423148258
420192020Benny Snell, Pitt.3681061461
420142014Lorenzo Taliaferro, Balt.2928114465
320162016C.J. Prosise, Sea.17217208167
420202021DeeJay Dallas, Sea.13821133271
420192019Justice Hill, Balt.225870277
420202020LaMical Perine, 2321163277
420182019Mark Walton, Mia.2011589080
420142015KaDeem Carey, Chi.159319386
320202021KeShawn Vaughn, T.B.180426290
420222022Pierre Strong, N.E.100742194
420222022Hassan Haskins, Ten.931157096
420162020Tyler Ervin, G.B.671184096
320212021Trey Sermon, S.F.167326199
420202020Anthony McFarland, Pitt.1136540102
420132013Johnathan Franklin, G.B.1074301104
420212021Kene Nwangwu, Min.61492105
420152015Jalston Fowler, Ten.135442110
320202022Darrynton Evans, Chi.641330118
320222022Tyrion Davis-Price, S.F.99000123
320142014Dri Archer, Pitt.407230124
420222022Isaiah Spiller, LAC413130126
420222022Zamir White, L.V.70000132
420192019Bryce Love, Was.0000999
420172017Donnel Pumphrey, Phil.0000999
420172017Joe Williams, S.F.0000999
420132013Marcus Lattimore, S.F.0000999

--Andy Richardson