Height: 5-10 Weight: 199 Age: 24
Born: 1/30/1989 Vallejo , CA
Selected By: Detroit Lions
Pick (Overall): 30 (30)
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.
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.
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.
Published: April 13, 2010 at 01:26 p.m.
A look at NFL draft prospect California running back 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.