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Grade
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  • 4.81 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 22 REPS
    Top Performer
  • 30.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 104.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 7.09 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 4.37 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 11.96 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 5'11" Height
  • 30 1/8" Arm Length
  • 229LBS. Weight
  • 9 1/2" Hands

Overview

Asiata is a potential backup running back who could provide some value in short yardage and goal line situations with his thick build and good power. However, he lacks the top-end speed, elusiveness, vision, and pass-catching ability to be considered a future three-down starter. Is a good inside runner and can get low and drive the pile but does not show patience or great instincts. Can gain yardage after contact and break some tackles but isn't going to rip off long runs or hit the seam for six. Protects the pass but isn't a productive receiver. Asiata's could hear his name called in the seventh round.

Analysis

Strengths

Asiata possesses a sturdy build. Productive in between the tackles and short yardage runner. Drives his legs and can push the pile. Rarely goes down on first contact. Can bounce off would-be tacklers. Punishes defenders instead of running out of bounds. Capable blocker in pass protection.

Weaknesses

Lacks speed. Will likely struggle to get to the corner at the next level. Not a home-run threat who can quickly pick up big chunks of yardage. Not going to shake tacklers in the backfield or out in space. Needs to become more patient and allow for holes to open up. Not a pass-catching threat.
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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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