Photo of Mikel Leshoure
Grade
7.38 ?
  • 4.59 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 21 REPS
    Top Performer
  • 38.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 122.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 6.82 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 4.40 SEC
    Top Performer
Blue Star  =  Top Performer
  • 6'0" Height
  • 32 5/8" Arm Length
  • 227LBS. Weight
  • 9 1/2" Hands

Overview

With some improvements on third down, Leshoure has the size, athleticism and competitiveness to develop into an every-down back. Displays very good burst and quickness for a big back, can get the corner and make defenders miss, but does not have elite speed. Possesses the power to break tackles, push the pile and find the end zone near the goal line, but needs to do a better job of staying low. Has the size and mentality to become an effective pass blocker and the athleticism to turn into a weapon in the passing game but is currently raw in both areas. Leshoure is a second-round prospect.

Analysis

Strengths

Leshoure has the size and speed of an NFL load back. Runs hard. Productive around the goal line. Has enough burst to get to the perimeter and has good agility for a big back. Can shake defenders in the box and run through arm tackles. Willing pass protector and flashes receiving potential.

Weaknesses

Vision is solid and improving but needs to get better at finding his holes. Will spend too much time dancing in the backfield. Lacks the top-end speed to get the seam and go for six. Needs to improve his route-running and do a better job catching away from body. Pass-blocking technique needs improvement.
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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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