Jahvid Best  

Height: 5-10   Weight: 199   Age: 29

Born: 1/30/1989 Vallejo , CA

College: California

Experience: Season









Draft 2010

Pick No.30

Selected By: Detroit Lions

Round: 1

Pick (Overall): 30 (30)

Pick Analysis: Best is an explosive ball carrier that has the speed to turn a missed tackle into a long touchdown run. He has been productive as a runner as well as a return specialist. He missed the final four games of the 2009 season after sustaining a concussion and sore lower back in the game against Oregon State (11/7/2009). He is a patient runner that does a good job of setting up his blocks and squeezing through small run lanes. He has an explosive burst through the hole and has enough power and leg strength to run through arm tackles but is not big, or powerful enough to move piles. He shows good balance on contact and will fight for yards.


Video Playlist

  1. Best night yet

    Published: April 23, 2010 at 04:36 p.m.

    Lions first-round pick Jahvid Best gives thanks to everyone who has helped him make it to the NFL.

  2. Jahvid Best arrives in NYC

    Published: April 20, 2010 at 10:18 p.m.

    RB Jahvid Best arrives in New York with his family days before the 2010 NFL Draft.

  3. 2010 Draft Vignettes - Jahvid Best, California

    Published: April 13, 2010 at 01:26 p.m.

    A look at NFL draft prospect California running back Jahvid Best.

  4. First Draft: Jahvid Best

    Published: April 12, 2010 at 08:47 p.m.

    Does he have the most breakaway speed in the draft? Catch Jahvid Best, if you can.

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