Photo of Jonas Gray
Grade
46.2 ?
  • 20 REPS
    Top Performer
  • 5'10" Height
  • 31 3/8" Arm Length
  • 223LBS. Weight
  • 10" Hands

Overview

Gray is a thick running back who has been a reliable short-yardage rotational back over the years; a role that seems likely for him in the NFL. He hasn't played much special teams for the Golden Domers, but he will undoubtedly need to be a performer in this role at the next level to stick on a roster. With his size, look for him to not only get goal-line carries, but also be a presence on coverage teams; he has the type of body to play numerous roles on these teams. He was shelved for the final month of his collegiate career due to a knee injury, and will need to show he can recover adequately throughout the pre-draft process.

Analysis

Strengths

Gray is a powerful inside runner, and when he actually sees a hole he can hit it hard. He is good out of the backfield to make a play in the pass game as a check-down option. He could be a change-of-pace or third-down option at the next level, and is deceptive enough between the tackles to make yardage out of nothing. He could be a decent option to a team that has a poor offensive line, as a guy who could get 3-4 yards consistently despite not having much in front of him.

Weaknesses

Gray has started at times for Notre Dame but has never been able to claim the spot solely as his own. He is a straight-line runner who doesn't have much movement in his play and struggles laterally. He is not very instinctive and often times will hit a hole that leaves you wondering what he was seeing. He is not going to be able to get to the edge at the next level and will never be a space player; he is only serviceable as an inside runner and is very limited.
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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.