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Grade
5.47 ?
  • 4.50 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 31 REPS
    Top Performer
  • 34.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 115.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 6.95 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 4.28 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 11.58 SEC
    Top Performer
Blue Star  =  Top Performer
  • 5'10" Height
  • 30 5/8" Arm Length
  • 210LBS. Weight
  • 9" Hands

Overview

Vereen emerged from Jahvid Best's shadow to have breakout season in 2010 and he could be an effective weapon on third down at the next level. Vereen lacks the size and speed to be an every down back, but he is terrific pass catcher out of the back field that will keep the chains moving. He has very good vision and could be very effective in a zone blocking scheme. He also has the hands and enough lateral agility to contribute as a returner. Vereen has a limited ceiling but he is a quality back that could sneak into the third round.

Analysis

Strengths

Vereen is a compact runner with a low center of gravity. Patient back that shows the ability to find holes and cutback lanes. Runs hard and fights for extra yards after contact. Possesses great hands and instincts as a receiver. Can split out wide and shows good effort and technique in pass protection.

Weaknesses

Lacks explosiveness and is more of a speed builder. Undersized back that does not run with great balance and will not break many tackles or push the pile. Does not have the foot quickness to make sharp cuts and make people miss in the open field. Has had some issues with ball security.
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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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