Photo of DeAndre Washington
Drafted By: Raiders
  • Round 5
  • Pick 4
  • Overall 143

Combine Results

Grade
5.17 ?
  • 4.49 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 24 REPS
    Top Performer
  • 34.5 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 118.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 7.03 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 4.20 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 11.63 SEC
    Top Performer
Blue Star  =  Combine Top Performer

Draft Analysis:

The Raiders needed RB depth and Washington provides that with his 3rd down abilities. He won't give you much between the tackles but he'll flash as a "space" player. Washington can also help as a returner. --Mark Dulgerian

  • 5'8" Height
  • 30" Arm Length
  • 204LBS. Weight
  • 9" Hands

Overview

Smart coaches take advantage of the talent that is on their roster. Former Tech quarterback Kliff Kingsbury showed his intelligence by figuring out that he needed to get the rock to his wrecking ball named DeAndre Washington, despite the team's reputation as a pass-first squad. Certainly, Washington contributed throughout his career, starting off playing in 11 games (one start) as a true freshman (77-366, three touchdowns). But that year ended with a torn ACL, so he was forced to redshirt the 2012 season. Washington got back on track as a sophomore (107-485, four touchdowns in 12 games, two starts) and became "the man" for Tech as a junior, garnering second-team All-Big 12 honors by covering 1,103 yards on just 188 carries (5.9 per rush) and scoring twice. Given the chance to carry the ball nearly 20 times a game as a senior, Washington proved his worth with a first-team All-Big 12 pick (233-1,492, 14 touchdowns). NFL teams won’t ignore his contributions in the passing game, either (30-328, two touchdowns in 2014; 41-385, two touchdowns in 2015).

Analysis

Strengths

Exceptional turnover in his feet. Gets up to top gear quickly and plays there. Gamer who lacks no confidence. Short but muscular with well-­built calves and a toughness that belies his size. Is unafraid of the work required as an interior runner. Works to keep his pads square and runs with desired balance. Can push through an arm tackle and is willing in pass protection. Dangerous run after catch ability in screen game and from the slot. Reliable and productive.

Weaknesses

Overall size will be a challenging obstacle to conquer. Predictably small hands may have lead to issues with drops and fumbles. Showed inconsistency and lack of discipline with his run path at times. More straight­-line quick and shifty in space. Vision is nothing special and is often late making necessary reads and cuts. Too small to pick up blitzing linebackers in NFL.

Draft Projection

Rounds 6 or 7

Sources Tell Us

"Really competes hard. Glad he got the call at the Senior Bowl and I thought he handled himself well. Size is big concern. He returned kicks early in his career and may have to prove he can do that to add enough roster value to stick." -- AFC South personnel executive

NFL Comparison

Branden Oliver

Bottom Line

Productive running back who was able to have an impact on the ground and through the air in Texas Tech's wide-­open attack. Washington is short but compact and certainly does not lack the toughness to transition into the NFL, but issues with drops and ball security could hurt his chances to make a roster if he can't prove to be a kick return option at some point during camp.
-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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