Photo of Xavier Omon
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  • 5'11" Height
  • 226LBS. Weight

Overview

Omon led NCAA Division II with 2,337 rushing yards (6.3 per attempt) and a whopping 37 touchdowns in 2007, in the process becoming the first back in NCAA history to run for more than 1,500 yards in four different seasons. He's not likely to wow anyone with his straight-line speed, but defenders know how tough he is to bring down.

Analysis

Strengths

Positives: Strong, durable runner (1,000+ carries from 2005-07) with more than adequate size. ... Keeps his feet moving in traffic, maintains low pad level to break through arm tackles. ... One-cut back who can plant and drive up the field. ... Once he's in the seam, he has a slight burst into the open. ... Strong running between the tackles and can also stiff-arm a defender to take the ball outside. ... Can spin off a defender and maintain balance to get additional yardage. Negatives: Does not possess breakaway speed, but is more than a move-the-chains runner. ... Has been a somewhat productive receiver (90 receptions in four years) and can bring in the ball smoothly, but he fights the ball at times, creating hesitation that will give NFL defenders the advantage in space. ... Willing to block but needs to improve pass protection skills, keeping his feet and getting into the defender's pads. ... Ball security is an issue as well.
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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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