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Combine Results

Grade
5.07 ?
  • 4.84 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 14 REPS
    Top Performer
  • 36.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 118.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 7.53 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 4.60 SEC
    Top Performer

Draft Analysis:

  • 5'11" Height
  • 30 7/8" Arm Length
  • 220LBS. Weight
  • 9 3/4" Hands

Overview

The Delaware prep saw action in two games in 2010 before surgery on his left shoulder (torn labrum) and receiving a medical redshirt. Returned in 2011 and saw action in all 12 games, carrying the ball 37 times for 134 yards (3.6) and one touchdown. Became the starter in 2012 and led the team in rushing yards after totaling 227 rushes for 1,171 yards (5.2) and three touchdowns in 13 games (12 starts); only non-start was Stony Brook when the Orange went with three wide receivers. Set career highs in the Pinstripe Bowl vs. West Virginia with 152 yards on 29 carries. Made all 13 starts in 2013 and again led the team in rushing with 200 carries for 914 yards (4.6) and 12 TDs. Caught 17 career passes for 161 yards (9.5) and one touchdowns. Team captain. Graduated in December.

Analysis

Strengths

Compact, muscular build. Functional vision and strength to pound between the tackles. Runs hard and finishes runs. Nice short-area burst. Enough lateral agility to slide away from penetration and bounce. Good leaping ability. Solid personal and football character. Tough and hardworking.

Weaknesses

Average initial quickness. Pedestrian foot speed -- pounds the ground and gets tracked down from behind. Tight hips. Gears down to cut. Limited elusiveness. Cannot create his own yardage. Used sparingly as a receiver -- just 17 career receptions. Pass-protection technique needs work. Contained by average defenses.

Draft Projection

Round 7-Priority free agent

Bottom Line

Good-sized, downhill, monotone runner who left school with a year of eligibility remaining despite lacking exceptional athletic traits. Will have to earn his keep as an inside runner, though he faces an uphill battle to earn a spot as a reserve.
-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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