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Combine Results

Grade
5.12 ?
  • 4.45 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 16 REPS
    Top Performer
  • 35.5 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 121.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 7.37 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 4.25 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 11.76 SEC
    Top Performer
Blue Star  =  Combine Top Performer

Draft Analysis:

  • 5'11" Height
  • 30 5/8" Arm Length
  • 222LBS. Weight
  • 9 1/8" Hands

Overview

The San Diego area prep rushed for 2,287 yards and 24 touchdowns as senior. Began his college career at Arizona Western College (Yuma, Ariz.) in 2010, rushing 95 times for 723 yards (7.6-yard average) and 10 touchdowns. Also caught seven passes for 183 yards (18.3) and two scores and returned nine kickoffs for 323 yards (35.9) and one touchdown. Was a first-team NJCAA All-America selection in 2011 after rushing 259 times for 1,931 yards (7.5) and 26 TDs and catching 20 passes for 317 yards and four TDs in 12 games. Moved to Oklahoma for the 2012 campaign and led the Sooners in rushing with 176 carries for 946 yards (5.4) and 11 TDs and posting 34 catches for 320 yards and a TD in 13 games (nine starts). Was limited by an ankle injury against Iowa State. In 2013, had 114 rushes for 553 yards (4.9) and seven TDs and nine catches for 90 yards and no TDs in nine games (one start against Texas Tech) before being dismissed from the team in November. Served two suspensions during the season for violating team rules: Sept. 14 vs. Tulsa and Nov. 23 at Kansas State.

Analysis

Strengths

Layered with muscle and looks the part. Is quick-footed -- can sidestep the first tackler and run through some arm tackles. Very good hands. Fine balance and body control. Catches the ball cleanly outside his frame and is nifty-footed to juke linebackers in the open field after the catch, displaying some creativity.

Weaknesses

Very average vision and feel to anticipate creases. Runs with blinders and misses holes. Not explosive to and through the hole. Lacks strength, power and drive to run inside and grind out tough yardage. Overwhelmed in pass protection -- needs to learn how to sit to anchor and use his hands. Still has some JUCO habits and could learn to compete more consistently.

Draft Projection

Round 7-Priority free agent

Bottom Line

Split time in a three-man backfield until being dismissed from the team for his multiple violations of team rules. Must prove he can stay disciplined and learn what it means to be a pro to make it. Is best running outside in a spread offense that features wide running lanes and could bring the most value to a team as a pass catcher in a change-of-pace role.
-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.

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