Photo of Silas Redd
Grade
5.05 ?
  • 4.70 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 18 REPS
    Top Performer
  • 37.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 122.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 5'10" Height
  • 30 3/4" Arm Length
  • 212LBS. Weight
  • 9" Hands

Overview

2013: Played in six games and made four starts. Missed first five games of the season after injuring his left knee in spring practice. Injured right knee at California and missed three of the final four games. 2012: Transferred to USC following Jerry Sandusky scandal at Penn State; was not forced to sit out a season. Played in 12 games and made six starts. Was an honorable mention All-Pac-12 selection. 2011: Second-team All-Big Ten pick after appearing in 13 games and making 11 starts. Had five consecutive 100-yard games midseason (at Indiana, vs. Iowa, vs. Purdue, at Northwestern, vs. Illinois -? Penn State won all five games). 2010: Enrolled early at Penn State in January. Appeared in 12 games as backup running back.

Analysis

Strengths

Good eyes and cutback ability. Is well-built with a yoked-up musculature and very good thickness. Is subtly shifty and nimble enough to sidestep the first tackler and avoid direct hits. Good leg drive -- keeps churning on contact and is surprisingly strong for a smallish back. Tough, willing blocker -- shows good eyes and awareness in pass protection and seeks to finish.

Weaknesses

Has very small hands and is not a crafty route runner. Lacks burst to take the corner and the breakaway speed to pull away. Bulked up as a senior following left-knee surgery in the spring and lost a half-step. Limited knee extension (does not open his stride). Split time in a rotation and was not a full-time starter at USC.

Draft Projection

Round 7-Priority free agent

Bottom Line

A one-cut, inside zone runner, Redd is a solid, all-around performer with a No. 2 skill set. Can pick up yardage in chunks and would most ideally be suited for a ground game such as the Seahawks, Eagles or Packers.
-Nolan Nawrocki
C
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.