Photo of Alfred Blue
Grade
5.25 ?
  • 4.63 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 13 REPS
    Top Performer
  • 32.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 121.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 7.15 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 4.50 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 6'2" Height
  • 32 3/8" Arm Length
  • 223LBS. Weight
  • 9 7/8" Hands

Overview

2013: Played in all 13 games with two starts. Rushed for season-high 89 yards and career-high 19 carries in win over TCU to open the season. 2012: Started first three games before torn ACL ended his season. Started season with back-to-back 100-yard games (123 vs. North Texas; 101 and touchdown vs. Washington). 2011: Played in 12 games with one start. Missed Arkansas game with injury. 2010: Played 11 games with one start.

Analysis

Strengths

Terrific size and musculature. Inside-outside ability. Nice vision, instincts and patience. Has good speed for a back his size -- opens up his stride in the clear. Strong runner -- heavy on contact. Powers through arm tackles and runs with forward lean. Wields an effective stiff-arm. Looks to have good hands in limited exposure. Flashes playmaking ability. Has tread on his tires -- averaged just 52 carries per season at LSU. Has experience in a pro-style offense and on special teams. Clear upside.

Weaknesses

Average initial quickness and lateral agility. Smoother than he is explosive. Can run with more consistent intensity and pad level on a carry-by-carry basis -- does not always run angry or lower his pads. Shows some stiffness as a route runner. Weak in pass protection -- needs to improve willingness, awareness, technique and physicality. Was never the feature back at LSU (seven career starts). Suffered a torn ACL in 2012. Made controversial, homophobic remarks and maturity should be looked into.

Bottom Line

Blue looks the part and would have been the No. 1 back at most schools given his combination of size, speed, power and competitiveness. Is a second-round talent on physical ability alone, but injury and a stacked stable of LSU runners limited Blue’s opportunity to shine. Scheme-versatile runner who is a prime candidate to elevate his stock prior to the draft and be a far more productive pro than college player.
-Nolan Nawrocki
C
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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