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Grade
5.62 ?
  • 4.56 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 38.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 129.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 7.27 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 4.06 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 11.62 SEC
    Top Performer
Blue Star  =  Top Performer
  • 5'11" Height
  • 33 1/2" Arm Length
  • 230LBS. Weight
  • 9" Hands

Overview

2013: Finished fourth in Heisman Trophy voting. Was a first-team All-American selection, first-team All-ACC pick and was the Doak Walker Award winner (given to nation's top running back). Became the 16th FBS player to rush for more than 2,000 yards, leading the nation with 2,177 yards rushing. Broke school records with 355 rush attempts and 2,177 rush yards. Ran for an ACC-record 339 yards (plus two touchdowns) against North Carolina State. 2012: Played in nine games with eight starts. Led team with 599 rush yards and four touchdowns. 2011: Played in 10 games and made seven starts. Led his team with four rushing touchdowns. 2010: Played in all 13 games.

Analysis

Strengths

Has very long arms with good overall musculature, wide shoulders and a thick, power base. Good vision to find creases. Runs with urgency and steps downhill fast. Shows an extra gear to kick it into overdrive and outrace defenders to the end zone. Good finishing speed -- did not see him get tracked down from behind. Can power through arm tackles, brush off contact and clear his feet through traffic -- very good contact balance. Solid anchor in pass protection. Keen blitz recognition. Smart and competitive.

Weaknesses

Much of his production is blocked for him -- produced many runs of 20-plus yards untouched. Is not dynamic or creative and makes few tacklers miss. Can do a better job selling routes and settling into soft spots in zones. Minimal receiving production -- 10 career catches.

Bottom Line

Very strong, stocky, powerful runner with the instincts, contact balance and toughness to carry a heavy workload. Really emerged as a senior, when he led the nation in rushing, and proved worthy of a starting role.
-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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