Photo of Daniel Lasco
Drafted By: Saints

Combine Results

Grade
5.18 ?
  • 4.46 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 23 REPS
    Top Performer
  • 41.5 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 135.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 7.22 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 4.26 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 11.31 SEC
    Top Performer
Blue Star  =  Combine Top Performer

Draft Analysis:

Sean Payton will see how he can utilize Lasco's explosiveness during camp. If he passes the trial period, he's a depth weapon for an offensive-minded head coach. --Mark Dulgerian

  • 6'0" Height
  • 32" Arm Length
  • 209LBS. Weight
  • 9 1/8" Hands

Overview

Coming off of a team MVP and honorable mention All-Pac-12 campaign in 2014 (1,115 rush yards, 12 touchdowns; 33-356 receiving), Lasco looked for a big senior year to finish off his career. Unfortunately, he couldn't stay healthy in 2015, playing in nine games due to hip and ankle injuries (three starts; 65-331 rushing, three TD; 4-24 receiving). Scouts already wondered if Lasco would stay healthy with a 6-1, 205-pound build, but he's not contact-shy. In fact, he led the team with 12 special teams tackles as a true freshman in addition to carrying the ball six times for 109 and a score.


Pro Day Results


3-cone: 6.84 seconds
Short shuttle: 4.13 seconds

Analysis

Strengths

Athletic short-strider with potential to make a quick cut to avoid contact. Inconsistent play speed, but does show a second gear to burst past a tackler. Has some “get­away” in the open field when he sees daylight. Highly productive 2014 campaign creates hope that 2015 injury was primarily responsible for on-­field issues. Has adequate hands and was a weapon out of the backfield in 2014. Productive on cover teams at Cal and has potential to be special teams contributor.

Weaknesses

Not an instinctive runner between the tackles. Slow to process development of running lanes and appears unable to make late decisions and keep the run alive. Needs to show more creativity as a runner. Leaves too many yards out on the field due to lack of vision. Too quick to give in and end the run. Suffered through a hip injury in 2015 that robbed him of effectiveness and confidence. Needs to run with more urgency and desire. Gears down rather than accelerates when contact is imminent. Yardage after contact numbers are below average.

Draft Projection

Rounds 4 or 5

Bottom Line

One­-year wonder who put himself on the map with a strong, overall performance in 2014 but suffered through a hip injury in 2015 and was unimpressive when he played. Lasco has some positive physical traits and might post some interesting combine numbers, but his lack of vision and inability to run with consistent physicality will be challenges when it comes to making an NFL roster.
-Lance Zierlein
C
Grade Title
9.00-10 Once-in-lifetime player
8.00-9.00 Perennial All-Pro
7.50-7.99 Future All-Pro
7.00-7.49 Pro Bowl to All-Pro Ability
6.50-6.99 Good NFL Starter with Pro Bowl Potential
6.00-6.49 Chance to become good NFL starter
5.70-5.99 Could become early NFL starter
5.30-5.69 Backup or eventual starter
5.15-5.29 Developmental prospect or special teams potential
5.01-5.14 Back end of the roster
5.00 50/50 Chance of making the roster

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