Photo of Davin Meggett
Grade
52.7 ?
  • 4.53 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 23 REPS
    Top Performer
  • 35.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 118.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 7.14 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 4.32 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 11.53 SEC
    Top Performer
Blue Star  =  Top Performer
  • 5'8" Height
  • 30 1/8" Arm Length
  • 211LBS. Weight
  • 9 1/2" Hands

Overview

Meggett split time for much of his career at Maryland where he shared the backfield with some talented backs and didn't start significantly until his senior year. A team captain after three years of playing sparingly, Meggett was an obvious leader for the Terps and carried the load for Maryland as a senior. He is short but thick, and he has some traits that make him intriguing as a late-round prospect in this year's draft.

Analysis

Strengths

Meggett packs a lot of weight on his frame. He does many things right out of the backfield and thrives running between the tackles. He has good footwork and vision to avoid messes in tight spaces when running up the middle, and he is able to find the small holes enough to get a crease and be productive. He is somewhat reminiscent of last year's prospect, Jacquizz Rodgers of Oregon State, as they both rely on vision and small size to "hide" from the defense until they get a seam. And they have enough elusiveness and power to make a defender miss at the second level.

Weaknesses

Meggett is undersized and hasn't taken a large pounding in the collegiate ranks. With barely over 10 games started in his career, it remains to be seen if he can handle the pounding that comes with running between the tackles in the NFL. He is unreliable catching the ball out of the backfield, where he struggled catching the ball all year. He has a decent burst to gain an edge out of the backfield or turn upfield, but he is strictly a short-yardage, change-of-pace back at this point.
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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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