Photo of Cameron Artis-Payne
Drafted By: Panthers

Combine Results

5.33 ?
  • 4.53 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 36.5 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 118.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 7.13 SEC
    Top Performer

Draft Analysis:

Carolina needs running back depth after the departure of Deangelo Williams this offseason. He fits the mold of Carolina's back as a thick, downhill runner. He's talented enough to split carries in their rotation this year. --Mark Dulgerian

  • 5'10" Height
  • 29 5/8" Arm Length
  • 212LBS. Weight
  • 8 7/8" Hands



Patient runner who waits for blocks to develop before attacking the hole. Will duck his head and finish a run. Short-stepper who gets to top speed quickly. Looks to keep the runs north and south. Effective spin move on second level. Good ball security. Due to stocky frame, defenders underestimate his burst around the corner and tend to take poor angles on him. Willing banger between tackles.


Patience sometimes turns into a lack of urgency with reads. Thickly built but doesn't move piles as often as expected. One note runner. Tight hips and without much wiggle in open space. Must improve in protection. Might not have enough juice to be able to threaten the edge as an NFL runner.

Draft Projection

Round 5

NFL Comparison

Jonas Gray

Bottom Line

Doesn't have much tread off the tires since arriving to Auburn from junior college. Has proven that he can hit the turbo button and get through creases, but lacks special traits and ability to max out carries. Artis-Payne is a tough runner but I question if he has enough athleticism to be anything more than a grinder and average backup.
-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.