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Grade
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  • 4.43 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 26 REPS
    Top Performer
  • 40.5 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 124.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 6.91 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 4.12 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 5'11" Height
  • 31 1/4" Arm Length
  • 220LBS. Weight
  • 9" Hands

Overview

Tate is a hard-nosed runner that does not spend much time dancing around in the backfield. He likes to stick his foot in the ground and hit the hole at the first sign of a running lane opening up. He is a downhill runner that will veer off course as he gets through the hole but is not going to make a lot of people miss once he gets through the hole unless he can just outrun them. He had been considered a bit of an underachiever in the past but came through with a big senior season to raise his status going into this draft.

Analysis

Strengths

Tate possesses a nice combination of size and speed at the running back position. Is a competitive back who will deliver blows to defenders. Shows good burst through the hole and usually doesn’t waste time in the backfield. He has some impressive initial quickness. Is a downhill runner.

Weaknesses

Tate’s production was inconsistent and he shared the load until having a big senior season. Can be caught at times making multiple cuts. Tate doesn’t possess elite size or power but also doesn’t have great elusiveness to make defenders miss or excel on the perimeter.
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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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