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Dexter McCluster (RB)
  • Height:
    5'9"
  • Weight:
    172 lbs.
  • Arm Length:
    29 1/4 in.
  • Hand Size:
    8 3/8 in.
  • College:
    Mississippi
  • Conference:
    SEC
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Selected by: Kansas City Chiefs
Round: 2
Pick (Overall): 4 (36)
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Pick Analysis: The Chiefs ignore a perceived need along the offensive line to add a dynamic playmaker. Dexter McCluster is diminutive by pro standards, but his outstanding quickness and burst makes him a terror in the open field. With the skills to be a factor as a runner or receiver, McCluster's a matchup nightmare who figures to be a big part of Todd Haley's game plan in 2010.

Overview

Undersized for the running back position and may end up being a wide receiver or return specialist at the next level. McCluster got a lot of all purpose yardage as a combination running back/receiver in Mississippi’s offense. He has had ball security issues over the years and needs to prove he can avoid turnovers if he wants to prove a player his size can contribute. He has the speed to turn a short dump off pass into a long touchdown with just a single missed tackle. While he is a bit of a luxury item, some team is apt to take a chance that he can contribute in situations.


Strengths

McCluster possesses elite speed and explosiveness for the running back position. Has outstanding initial quickness needed to get through the hole. Displays impressive receiving skills and can be a threat deep down the field. Feisty player who loves to compete. Has dangerous elusiveness in space, is a terror on the perimeter, and is a true home run threat.

Weaknesses

McCluster does not have the necessary size and strength to carry the load at next level. Could struggle with his inside running but was willing and productive in college. Blocking is an area of concern due to his lack of size and strength necessary to pick up blitzing linebackers. May not break many tackles.

Grade

7.5

 

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