Photo of Brandon Minor
Grade
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  • 6'0" Height
  • 32" Arm Length
  • 214LBS. Weight
  • 9" Hands

Overview

Minor was a part-time starter for the past two seasons at Michigan. He has shown the ability to be productive when healthy but has missed a lot of time over the past two years. He does a good job of running behind his pads and will stick his foot in the ground and head up into the hole with a lot of authority, but he does not make many people miss once he gets to the second level. He is a good blocker when asked to stay in for pass protection but is not very effective as a receiver out of the backfield. He has a chance as a backup who could develop into an adequate situational player, but he lacks the tools to be a front-line ball carrier.

Analysis

Strengths

Powerful back with a thick, muscular build. Explodes through the hole and keeps his legs churning to push the pile forward. Runs with a wide base and good balance, making him difficult to bring down with arm tackles. Competitive kid who is a very effective blocker in pass protection.

Weaknesses

Lacks the top-end speed to consistently reach the edge and break big runs. A bit stiff in the hips and struggles to make people miss in space. Does not have the ball skills or route-running ability to be a factor in the passing game at the next level. Missed a lot of games due to injury in college, and durability is a concern.
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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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