Photo of Bernard Pierce
Grade
57.0 ?
  • 4.49 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 17 REPS
    Top Performer
  • 36.5 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 123.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 7.07 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 4.28 SEC
    Top Performer
Blue Star  =  Top Performer
  • 6'0" Height
  • 31 1/2" Arm Length
  • 218LBS. Weight
  • 9 1/4" Hands

Overview

Pierce is an early-entry junior out of Temple who had a very productive career. He is an athletic back who had a tough time staying healthy at Temple, which could be a concern for teams looking to take him in the middle rounds. He has good vision and can cut back across the field when jammed up. He isn't very powerful and likely would excel working within a zone-blocking offense in which he can take one cut and go. He has middle-round value and could go as high as the third if he continues to showcase his athleticism.

Analysis

Strengths

Pierce is an upright, one-cut runner who has a good feel for working between the tackles. He is able to get a natural lean to cut up and avoid trash at the point of attack, and does a good job of bracing for contact to deliver blows. He is a natural mover in short areas who is capable of being productive in the right scheme. He can elude in space and has a feel for getting to daylight.

Weaknesses

Pierce won't be capable of many big-time plays due to his average speed, a trait that is usually sought-after for upright zone runners. He struggles to recognize blitzers and has a tough time with knee bend.
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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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