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Combine Results

Grade
5.02 ?
  • 4.80 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 33.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 113.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 7.20 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 4.38 SEC
    Top Performer

Draft Analysis:

  • 5'7" Height
  • 29 3/4" Arm Length
  • 199LBS. Weight
  • 9" Hands

Overview

Voted second-team All-Mountain West after running for 1,275 yards and 16 touchdowns and pulling down 18 catches for 189 yards and two touchdowns in 2014. Transferred from Alabama to Colorado State before 2014 season, but was able to play immediately after graduating from Alabama in just three years with a degree in criminal justice. Carried the ball 43 times for 172 yards while at Alabama. Tore his ACL twice in the same knee during his stint with the Crimson Tide. Attended Dr. Phillips High School in Orlando, Fla., where he earned the Florida 6A Player of the Year Award as a senior. Was selected to play in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl, where he rushed for more than 100 yards and was named MVP of the game. Was rated the top all-purpose running back in the nation coming out of high school by Rivals.

Analysis

Strengths

Played only one year at Colorado State, but teammates rallied around him. Runs with determination and finishes his runs with some attitude in the open field. Plays bigger than his listed size. Uses head and shoulder fakes to freeze open-field tacklers and buy himself time to the outside. Is a natural out of the backfield and is able to get separation with his routes. Presses line of scrimmage as zone runner and understands how to set up blocks. Throws effective cut blocks in pass protection.

Weaknesses

Suffered two ACL tears in the same knee while at Alabama. Doesn't possess lateral quickness he once had. Foot hits and sticks briefly when changing direction. Shows some stiffness in lower body and needs time to gear down and cut once he gets feet moving. Will get what's blocked. Small for an NFL runner and carries more desire than power behind his pads. Far too willing to go airborne and opens himself and the ball up to the big hit. Arrested in February 2014 on charges of giving false information and possession of marijuana.

Bottom Line

Undersized runner with a big back's fearlessness. Hart is a gritty, determined player who fought his way back from two injuries to the same knee and a lack of playing time at Alabama before transferring. He was highly productive in his one year at Colorado State, but could have a hard time making a roster due to his lack of size and pro-caliber quickness.
-Lance Zierlein
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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