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  • 4.69 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 21 REPS
    Top Performer
  • 36.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 127.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 6.85 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 4.08 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 5'11" Height
  • 214LBS. Weight


Although Ore was a major producer at Virginia Tech for three seasons, his coaches reportedly felt he did not have the necessary commitment to the program. He did not attend school in spring 2006 semester, then exploded for a 1,137-yard, 16-touchdown effort as a redshirt sophomore. He entered the 2007 season out of shape but still managed to gain 992 yards rushing.

After meeting with Tech coaches, Ore decided to join his cousin (and All-American corner) Darren Banks at West Liberty.

In his only season at WLS, Ore earned first-team All-West Virginia honors with 1,257 yards and 20 touchdowns rushing and 30 catches for 314 yards. Ore can be as good as he wants to be, but character red flags will follow him throughout the draft process. Had an arm span of 31 1/8 inches and a hand span of 9 5/8 inches at the combine.



Positives: Adequate upper- and lower-body strength for the position. Smooth runner with the vision and foot quickness to sidestep defenders, jump-step or stop-start in the hole and burst for five-10 yards. Bounces inside runs to the sideline. Deceptively fast in the secondary. Will lower his pads into defenders and bowl them over in short-yardage situations. Shows some patience on stretch runs and the ability to utilize cutback lanes, should be a good one-cut back. Effective stiff arm. Good receiver with natural hands. Able to make a corner miss on the edge and find a hole in a zone over the middle. Negatives: Straight-ahead runner; not much shiftiness or elusiveness when running laterally in the open field. Must learn the value of a three-four yard gain, as he will not be able to bounce plays outside as often at the next level. Not a breakaway threat. Runs a bit tall when not hitting someone head-on. Holds the ball loosely in space and does not get four points of pressure in traffic. Has the size to pass protect, but willingness and technique must improve. Major work ethic, nagging injury and other character concerns.
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.