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Grade
5.05 ?
  • 4.58 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 18 REPS
    Top Performer
  • 33.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 118.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 6.88 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 4.22 SEC
    Top Performer
Blue Star  =  Top Performer
  • 6'0" Height
  • 32" Arm Length
  • 229LBS. Weight
  • 8 3/8" Hands

Overview

2013: Second-team FCS All-American and first-team All-Big South selection. Finished 11th in voting for Walter Payton Award. Was named Big South Offensive Palyer of the Week five times, matching a league record. Set school records with 1,729 rushing yards, 27 rushing touchdowns, 1,882 all-purpose yards and 29 total touchdowns. 2012: Played in 12 games and made three starts. 2011: Was named second-team All-Northeast Football Conference while at Lackawanna Junior College. 2010: Played in 10 of 11 games for Lackawanna Junior College. High school: Rushed for 1,678 yards and 21 touchdowns as a senior, leading team to the state championship game. Was third player from Coastal Carolina to play in the Senior Bowl (joining Jerome Simpson and Josh Norman).

Analysis

Strengths

Outstanding size. Very good production. Is patient and follows his blocks. Finds creases and is adept navigating through traffic without losing speed -- good eyes. Nice spin move. Competes hard. Strong short-yardage producer. Runs hard and usually falls forward. Catches outside his frame. Helps chip in pass protection and is alert to see the blitz. Good football intelligence and awareness.

Weaknesses

Limited speed to the outside. Monotone runner who takes time to get rolling downhill. Much of his production is blocked for him. Plays in a spread offense where he is usually moving laterally at the snap and not stepping downhill. Stiff route runner. Regularly matched up against lesser competition.

Bottom Line

A big, small-school producer with a solid all-around skill set to compete for a job as a role player in a zone scheme. Will need to contribute on special teams to earn a spot.
-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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