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Combine Results

4.96 ?
  • 4.57 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 36.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 114.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 6.90 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 4.15 SEC
    Top Performer
Blue Star  =  Combine Top Performer

Draft Analysis:

  • 5'7" Height
  • 30" Arm Length
  • 186LBS. Weight
  • 9" Hands


2014: Honorable mention All-Big 12 (kick returner). Led team in rushing TD. Missed final five games after suffering a season-ending concussion. 2013: Honorable mention All-Big 12 (kick returner). Led TCU in rushing for second straight season. 2012: Played 13 games, starting one. First freshman to lead team in rushing since 2003.

Pro Day Results

40-yard dash: 4.47 and 4.5 seconds



Uses small, choppy steps as a runner, allowing for maximum balance, body control and change of direction. Comfortable in outside-zone game with one-cut burst to hit it downhill or acceleration to ride track to the corner. Changes run tempo to create indecisiveness from defenders. Versatile. Lined up in the slot as a receiver at times and also returned some kickoffs. Ran quality slant routes and showed an ability to catch the ball over the middle. Vision is a plus and sees steep cutback lanes.


Diminutive frame. Stutter-stepper in short yardage and unable to punch ball in for touchdowns at the goal line. Unlikely to break tackles or gain many yards after contact as a pro. Gives the ball up too easily with six fumbles over his last 205 carries. Despite his suddenness, is lacking explosive acceleration to consistently beat defenders around the corner for bigger runs. Drops make projection to wide receiver difficult. Non-blocker. Missed final five games of the season after suffering concussion.

Draft Projection

Priority free agent

Bottom Line

Quality football player without a true home on a depth chart. He's a clever one-cut runner with good open-field vision and an advanced understanding of how to use tempo change to make up for his lack of explosiveness, but he's too small to be counted on for consistent touches and just doesn't show the hands necessary to get consistent reps at wide receiver at this time. His ability to do a little of everything -- including returning kicks -- gives him a shot.
-Lance Zierlein
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.