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Grade
5.08 ?
  • 4.43 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 20 REPS
    Top Performer
  • 34.5 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 118.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 7.07 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 4.13 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 11.67 SEC
    Top Performer
Blue Star  =  Top Performer
  • 5'8" Height
  • 30 1/4" Arm Length
  • 194LBS. Weight
  • 9 1/2" Hands

Overview

Second player in school history with two 1,000-yard rushing seasons. 2013: Started in all 14 games. Named the Cotton Bowl's Offensive Player of the Game after rushing for 92 yards and scoring three touchdowns. 2012: Redshirted while recovering from knee injury suffered in 2011. Tore his ACL, patellar tendon, MCL and both the lateral and medial menisci. Josey required three operations from November of 2011 to May of 2012. 2011: First-team All-Big 12 pick, rushing for 1,168 yards and nine touchdowns before suffering a knee injury against Texas. 2010: Finished second on team with 437 rushing yards.

Analysis

Strengths

Quick-footed and agile -- smooth handling. Nice one-cut ability and burst through the hole. Good long speed. Averaged 7.4 yards per carry his last two seasons. Did not fumble as a junior. Well-liked and highly respected by teammates and coaches. Exhibited mental toughness persevering through injury.

Weaknesses

Durability is a concern -- is small-framed and not built to withstand the constant pounding of the pro game. Limited run strength (not a pile mover). Exposes himself to some violent hits. Was used sparingly as a receiver and returner. Benefited from wide splits and light boxes.

Bottom Line

Smallish, darting, change-of-pace zone runner who will have to carve a niche as a third-down back. With a son to support and the memory of a gruesomely severe knee injury in 2011 (torn ACL, MCL, meniscus and patellar tendon), left school early despite tepid draft projections. Is the type you root for, but will have to prove his chops as a receiver and pass protector to stick.
-Nolan Nawrocki
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Grade Title
9.00-10 Once-in-lifetime player
8.00-8.99 Perennial All-Pro
7.50-7.99 Future All-Pro
7.00-7.49 Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.50-6.99 Chance to become Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.00-6.49 Should become instant starter
5.50-5.99 Chance to become NFL starter
5.20-5.49 NFL backup or special teams potential
5.01-5.19 Better-than-average chance to make NFL roster
5.00 50-50 Chance to make NFL roster
4.75-4.99 Should be in an NFL training camp
4.50-4.74 Chance to be in an NFL training camp
No Grade Likely needs time in developmental league.
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