The highly coveted Georgia prep began his college career at Georgia. The five-star recruit, a four-year letterwinner in football and track, rushed for nearly 4,900 yards and 61 touchdowns during his prep career. Was the SEC Freshman of the Year in 2011, playing in 12 games (seven starts) and rushing 185 times for a team-high 850 yards (4.6-yard average) and five touchdowns with eight receptions for 59 yards (7.4) and one touchdown. Missed one game with a sprained left ankle and was suspended one game after failing a UGA-administered drug test. His Georgia career came to a swift end in June 2012 when he was arrested for three weapons charges, including two felonies (the charges were later dropped). A week after being dismissed from the team, he transferred to Alabama State -- an FCS school -- in order to avoid redshirting. Was the SWAC Newcomer of the Year in '12, recording 159-843-15 (5.3) on the ground and 11-95-0 (8.6) receiving in 11 starts. Despite battling a nagging ankle injury for much of '13, he amassed 170-1,121-15 (6.6) rushing and 7-27-0 (3.9) in 12 games (11 starts).
Good vision and run strength -- runs hard and has a knack for finding seams. Presses the line of scrimmage and shows nice short-area burst to attack the outside.
Average balance and tackle-breaking power. Cannot make his own holes and goes down too easy on contact, especially inside. Minimal receiving production. Soft, disinterested pass protector. Lacks top finishing speed. Effort waned late in games. Beats to the tune of his own drummer. Extremely immature and has a history of off-field issues. Can be difficult to coach.
An adequate-sized back with the run instincts and perimeter running skills to compete for a job in a situational role if he learns to commit himself to the process and figures out what it means to be a pro.