Photo of Jalen Parmele
  • 4.47 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 34.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 125.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 6.96 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 6'0" Height
  • 222LBS. Weight


Parmele confirmed his status as a late-round or priority free agent with a solid 2007 campaign. He was first-team All-MAC with 1,511 yards and 14 touchdowns, plus an average of 28.0 yards on 20 kickoff returns with one score. He's a larger back that NFL teams using a power scheme may find intriguing as a reliable backup and short-yardage specialist, possibly more.



Positives: Good upper-body and leg strength. ... A good burst past the line of scrimmage. ... Quick enough feet to slide in the hole to find space. ... Keeps legs moving inside, and will spin and lunge to get extra yards after contact. ... Usually falls forward. ... Potential kick return option because he picks a lane and runs strong through arm tackles. Negatives: Does not possess breakaway speed. ... Straight-ahead runner who does not plant and drive well on stretch plays. ... Is not a big threat in the receiving game, but can make the occasional catch as a safety valve. ... Is not shifty enough to make a good defender miss in open space or get away from someone penetrating into the backfield. ... Gets in the way, but does not sustain well in pass protection.
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.