Photo of LaDarius Perkins
Grade
5.15 ?
  • 4.46 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 23 REPS
    Top Performer
  • 35.5 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 124.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 7.08 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 4.30 SEC
    Top Performer
Blue Star  =  Top Performer
  • 5'7" Height
  • 31" Arm Length
  • 195LBS. Weight
  • 9 5/8" Hands

Overview

2013: Played in and started 12 games, missing the Alcorn State game with foot injury. Did not rush for 100-plus yards in a game, but had 102 from scrimmage vs. Oklahoma State. 2012: Started 12 games, missing the LSU game due to quad injury. Rushed for at least a TD in each of team’s first 7 games. 179 yards, TD at Troy.

2011: Played in all 13 games. Rushed for 78 yards, TD at Auburn. Rushed for 64 yards, TD and had 27 receiving yards, TD vs. Ole Miss. 2010: Played all 13 games. Led the team with 1,110 all-purpose yards. Rushed for 131 yards and a TD, added receiving TD vs. UAB. Had 319 all-purpose yards at Ole Miss including 98 rushing and 140 receiving yards. 2009: Redshirted. High School: Named first-team All-State as a senior by the Mississippi Association of Coaches. Had 1,915 rushing yards and 29 TDs that season. Won state championship in Class 1-A 100 and 200 meters. Misc: Behind Indianapolis Colts 2012 fifth-round pick Vick Ballard on depth chart in 2010 and '11.

Analysis

Strengths

Compact and muscular. Strong hips. Quick-footed and shifty. Good acceleration from static start. Short-area burst is best asset. Stops and starts quickly. Darts through holes. Hits another gear when he gets into the second level. Competitive speed. Willing blocker. Led team in all-purpose yards as redshirt freshman. Well-respected team captain with outstanding football and personal character.

Weaknesses

Lacks ideal bulk to handle a heavy workload week to week. Has some hip tightness. Average eyes and instincts. Not a pile mover. Tends to pitter patter instead of pressing the hole. Gears down to cut. Did not put the ball on the ground often, but carries loosely and at times in the wrong hand.

Bottom Line

Undersized, competitive, change-of-pace back who was bothered by an ankle injury as a senior, but offers enough of a balanced skill set, including good acceleration, to be a better pro than college player. Evaluators would benefit to revisit junior tape for best indication of his ability.
-Nolan Nawrocki
C
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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