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Grade
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  • 4.49 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 21 REPS
    Top Performer
  • 41.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 124.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 6.87 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 4.14 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 11.47 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 6'0" Height
  • 31" Arm Length
  • 225LBS. Weight
  • 9 1/2" Hands

Overview

Hardesty is an accomplished college runner that may struggle to bring the same kind of production to the next level. He is not quite big enough to be a power back and lacks the all out speed and explosion to be a game breaker. He does a good job of running behind his pads and shows balance on contact to break tackles and will fight for yards after the first hit. He shows a decent burst through the hole but lacks a second gear to pull away once he gets to the next level. He is a patient runner that does a good job of following his blockers and seeing things develop.

Analysis

Strengths

Hardesty possesses good size for the running back position. Has good foot quickness and agility to get through the hole and make the first tackler miss. Is a competitive player who will fight for extra yards. Has good balance on contact to break tackles. Is a patient runner with impressive vision.

Weaknesses

Hardesty lacks the top end speed to be a home run hitter at the next level. His lateral cutting range is only adequate further limiting his explosiveness and big-play potential. Must improve his ability to sustain blocks in pass protection if he wants to remain on the field for third down.
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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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