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Grade
5.1 ?
  • 4.95 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 23 REPS
    Top Performer
  • 28.5 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 111.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 7.68 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 4.58 SEC
    Top Performer
Blue Star  =  Top Performer
  • 5'11" Height
  • 32" Arm Length
  • 271LBS. Weight
  • 10" Hands

Overview

Spent last two seasons as team's primary fullback. 2013: Played in 11 games and started six. Recorded three rushing touchdowns despite only 13 attempts. 2012: Played in 13 games, starting 12. 2011: Played in 14 games, starting four. 2010: Played in four games as a fullback.

Analysis

Strengths

Exceptional bulk. Good upper-body strength to lock on and torque defenders. Strong short-yardage/goal-line runner.

Weaknesses

Could improve sustain on the move (slips off some blocks). Gets hung up in traffic. Average athletic ability, leg drive and contact balance. Does not consistently generate movement as much as he should. Can improve ball security (see Alabama on goal line). Runs upright -- struggles to sink and unlock his hips. Limited route runner.

Bottom Line

Split time as a senior and did not look as powerful as he did as a junior in an isolation-lead blocking role. Could benefit from shedding some weight.
-Nolan Nawrocki
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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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