Photo of Dwayne Washington
Drafted By: Lions
Grade
5.12 ?

Draft Analysis:

Injuries, inconsistency, and lack of production is why he's a 7th rounder. However, his big play flashes and pass catching ability likely enticed a team that values chunk plays from its backfield. --Mark Dulgerian

  • 6'2" Height
  • 226LBS. Weight

Overview

Washington rushed for 282 yards on 47 carries (6.0 yards-per-carry average) in 2015, with four touchdowns.


Pro Day Results


40-yard dash: 4.44 seconds
Vertical: 37 inches
Broad jump: 10 feet, 7 inches
Short shuttle: 4.24 seconds
3-cone: 6.9 seconds
Bench: 21 reps of 225 pounds

Analysis

Strengths

Possesses rare combination of size and speed. Flashes the juice once he hits it onto second level. Has a rush of 68 yards or more in each of his three seasons despite limited carries. Has enough early wiggle. Has athletic traits that cannot be ignored. Former wide receiver with ability to destroy linebackers matched up on him out of the backfield. Able to threaten the seam as pass catcher.

Weaknesses

Long strider. Struggles to make quick, decisive cuts. Poor feel for the right running track on stretch plays. Looks for cutback lanes that aren’t there. Will run up blocker’s back and has very little feel between tackles. Scat­back who fails to run to his size. Plagued by fumbles putting ball on the ground 10 times in 227 career carries. Lost starting job this season and missed final three games due to injury. Has struggled to stay healthy during time at Washington.

Draft Projection

Rounds 6 or 7

Bottom Line

Long, leggy scat­back who can hit the turbo in a straight line, but who lacks creativity, ball security and power. Washington’s history of choppy production and injuries make him an NFL long ­shot, but his size, speed and ability to impact a game as a pass catcher should create plenty of intrigue amongst NFL teams who covet traits.
-Lance Zierlein
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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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