Alabama’s TJ Yeldon and Derrick Henry, 2014
Before Derrick Henry was a Heisman winner, he was the perfect complimentary back to TJ Yeldon. The two didn’t put up as gaudy of numbers as some of the other pairs, but when you’re on a team that’s as loaded as the #1 Crimson Tide were that year, it’s virtually impossible to accomplish that. Yeldon and Henry still dominated though, putting up nearly identical stats en route to almost 2,000 rushing yards and 22 touchdowns.
Unfortunately for the Tide, the team was bounced by Ohio State in the semifinals of the first-ever CFP. But the duo still placed Alabama as the favorites entering the playoffs.
After college, Yeldon narrowly missed out on being a first-round pick, going 36th overall. Henry was selected firmly in the second round but has become one of the best running backs in the NFL.
What Would Put Corum and Edwards in this Conversation?
If we’re being honest, last year’s performance might’ve done it alone for the Michigan football duo. The combination of over 2,400 yards and 25 touchdowns puts them on par or above these three duos. The Big Ten Championship and CFP appearance gives them the accolades. All that’s left is for these two to be drafted.
With that being said, another dominant season for Corum and Edwards could firmly cement them as the best duo in recent history. If both tally over 1,000 yards and 10-12 touchdowns, they’ll leave no doubt in the statistics. If Michigan football can make it past the first round of the CFP or even win the National Championship, the team’s success will leave no question.