Photo of Marlon Lucky
Grade
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  • 4.59 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 18 REPS
    Top Performer
  • 33.5 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 114.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 7.10 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 5'11" Height
  • 216LBS. Weight

Overview

Nebraska coach Bo Pelini spread the ball among his talented running back group in 2008, which basically cut Lucky's production in half as a senior. He went from 1,019 yards rushing, 75 catches for 705 yards as a receiver and 12 total touchdowns in 2007 in Bill Callahan's West Coast offense to 517 rushing yards, 26 catches for 287 yards and eight total scores under Pelini's spread hybrid offense in 2008. Scouts don't just look at stats, however; Lucky's versatility as a runner and receiver will make him a late-round pick or priority free agent. Had an arm span of 30 1/4 inches and a hand span of 10 inches at the combine.

Analysis

Strengths

Strengths: At least adequate initial quickness off the snap. Can pick and slide down the line before hitting the hole. Patient runner who is willing to allow his blocks to develop. Deceptive agility and straight-line speed. At his best in space as a runner. Cognizant receiver out of the backfield. Shows the body control to handle the tough swing pass and has the ability to track the ball over his shoulder. Weaknesses: Lacks the elite burst to and through the hole. Upright runner who takes unnecessary punishment. A natural receiver, but struggles to generate separation as a route-runner due to a lack of explosive speed and burst out of his breaks. Willing pass blocker, but marginal toughness or technique in doing so. Has developed into a hard worker. Missed time in 2008 with a turf toe injury.
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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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