Zach Zenner Preseason Preview
Quickly becoming a fan favorite during his rookie campaign, Zach Zenner ran for 60 yards on 17 carries before having his season cut short after suffering cracked ribs and a partially collapsed lung in October. He’s a powerful back at 5’11” and 222 pounds. He will be battling with veteran Steven Ridley, as well as rookie Dwayne Washington and George Winn to be the Lions short-yardage RB. Zenner has special-teams value, so he may kept on the roster for that purpose.
He missed most of last season with the injury and hasn’t taken a hit before training camp. Ameer Abdullah will be the starter and receive the bulk of the playing time, but, if Zach is able to beat out Ridley and the others as the primary short-yardage carrier, he could post some decent scoring numbers.
Even if he makes the team, you definitely should not look to draft the second-year player out of South Dakota State. However, if he does become a scoring machine, he may be worth checking out during your stretch playoff run.