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Combine Results

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  • 4.55 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 17 REPS
    Top Performer
  • 35.5 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 118.0 INCH
    Top Performer

Draft Analysis:

  • 6'0" Height
  • 30 1/4" Arm Length
  • 221LBS. Weight
  • 9 1/4" Hands


Mixed in with a good number of short, speedy runners, Tucker brings the weight to the table. He was forced to wait until his senior year to claim the majority of starts, but Tucker earned his fair share of carries every season. A team looking for a bigger back in the later rounds could certainly turn their attention to Tucker.

As a freshman in 2009, Tucker rushed for 676 yards and eight touchdowns on 105 yards. He continued the backup duty in 2010, rushing for 709 yards and seven touchdowns on 148 carries. Tucker finally started earning some starts in 2011, leading the way in three games while playing in all 13 contests. Similar production took place, as he rushed for 702 yards and 12 touchdowns on 123 carries. Despite making the most starts of his career in 2012, leading the way in 10 of 12 games, Tucker's numbers did not reach the same level as in previous seasons, rushing for 515 yards and six touchdowns on 118 carries. Throughout his career, Tucker caught 29 passes for 262 yards and one touchdown.

Grade Title Draft (Round) Description
96-100 Future Hall of Famer Top Pick A once-in-a-generation type prospect who could change how his position is played
85-95 Immediate Starter 1st An impact player with the ability/intangibles to become a Pro Bowl player. Expect to start immediately except in a unique situation (i.e. behind a veteran starter).
70-84 Eventual Starter 2nd-3rd A quality player who will contribute to the team early on and is expected to develop into a starter. A reliable player who brings value to the position.
50-69 Draftable Player 4th-7th A prospect with the ability to make team as a backup/role player. Needs to be a special teams contributor at applicable positions. Players in the high range of this category might have long-term potential.
20-49 Free Agent UDFA A player with solid measurables, intangibles, college achievements, or a developing skill that warrants an opportunity in an NFL camp. In the right situation, he could earn a place on a 53-man roster, but most likely will be a practice squad player or a camp body.