Photo of Anthony Alridge
Grade
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  • 4.36 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 134.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 6.88 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 5'9" Height
  • 174LBS. Weight

Overview

Featured as a running back, wide receiver and return specialist for the Cougars, but is viewed by NFL scouts as a bit of a luxury pick. Alridge predominately played running back for Houston, but lacks size and strength. His hands and experience as a route-runner are questionable for the transition to receiver, however. What is apparent is Alridge's speed and agility; his nickname "Quick-Six" is deserved - the diminutive senior averaged 180-plus all-purpose yards per game in 2007.

Analysis

Strengths

Positives: Lean, muscular frame. ... Tight skinned with good overall definition. ... Best asset is his initial quickness and straight-line speed. ... Flashes soft hands to make the reception. ... Natural runner. ... Sees the field well and can burst through a crease and turn a small gain into a long touchdown every time he touches the ball. ... Extremely tough player who, despite his size, developed into Houston's primary ballcarrier in 2007 - finishing with 314 total touches. ... Has never missed a collegiate game due to injury despite playing in 39 games. Negatives: Size - he is more of a 'tweener who lacks the size to compete at running back and only has marginal overall hands. ... Allows the ball to get into his pads, resulting in some ugly drops. ... Relies too much on his athleticism as a route-runner. ... Highly competitive, but loses out one on one battles as a receiver and blocker.
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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.