Melvin Gordon   #28 RB

Height: 6-1   Weight: 215   Age: 25

Born: 4/13/1993 Kenosha , WI

College: Wisconsin

Experience: 4th season

High School: Mary Bradford HS [Kenosha, WI]

CAR

39

YDS

172

AVG

4.4

TDS

2

Combine 2015

Combine
Stats:

  • Bench Press19.0 reps
  • Vertical Jump35.0 inches
  • Broad Jump126.0 inches
  • 3 Cone Drill7.04 secs
  • 40 Yard Dash4.52 Secs
  • 60 Yard Shuttle11.0 secs
  • 20 Yard Shuttle4.07 secs

Strengths

Tall, leggy running back with shredded physique. Transitions run from inside to outside without losing any speed. Can cover five yards in two strides when fully unlocked in open field. Impressive 20-yard burst, creating space to hit the big runs. Averaged 7.6 yards per carry over last two seasons. Had 40 runs for 15-plus yards in 2014. Shifty in open field without having to hesitate. Uses jump-cut at line of scrimmage to change gaps and avoid tacklers. Has an effective spin move to make defenders miss in open field. Great agility and plus balance hurdling opponents diving at his legs. Feet keep moving in tight spaces, probing for daylight. Able to consistently beat college defenders to flank. Loves to run over the tackles. Shows ability to create for himself and has burst and agility to turn small gain into big one. Improved as a pass-catcher over second half of the 2014 season.

Weaknesses

Desires to bounce runs wide too often. Not as trusting of blocking from B-gap to B-gap. Held to "stuffs" -- runs resulting in no yards or a loss -- on 19.2 percent of his carries. Feel and instincts as interior runner need improvement. Shows indecisiveness as one-cut runner. Would gear down and stutter-step to line, waiting for crease to show itself rather than adjusting on fly and taking what was available. Play strength through hole was only average. Used speed over strength to create many missed or broken tackles. Benefited from gaping running lanes. Ball security was an issue. Fumbled six times over his final five games, often being stripped while finishing run. Uncomfortable pass-catcher with marginal hands. Either dropped, double caught or smothered many throws. Pass protection needs work. Might have to come off field on third downs.

6.25