Jerome Smith is heading to the draft in May and that leaves Syracuse with an open running back position. But, good news for the Orange, they retain a trio of talented running backs: George Morris II, Devante McFarlane and Prince-Tyson Gulley.
Gulley initially will take over the position as he currently has the most complete package for the position on the roster.
Smith is leaving big shoes to fill. A six-foot, 226-pound power runner, he rushed for 840 yards and 11 touchdowns last season, averaging 4.6 yards on 184 carries. He has been durable and consistent, serving as Syracuse's starting tailback the last two years and leaving himself little to prove at the college level.
Gulley has the experience he needs and some strong stats to prove it as Syracuse's second-leading rusher in 2013 with 440 yards on 5.6 yards per carry. His 14 catches and 51 receiving yards led all SU running backs.
As long as Gulley is able to stay healthy, he will be a great asset to the team.