Sony Michel   #26 RB

Height: 5-11   Weight: 215   Age: 24

Born: 2/17/1995 Orlando , FL

College: Georgia

Experience: 2nd season

High School: American Heritage School [Plantation, FL]

CAR

209

YDS

931

AVG

4.5

TDS

6

Draft 2018

Pick No.31

Selected By: New England Patriots

Round: 1

Pick (Overall): 31 (31)

Pick Analysis: Michel (pronounced ME-shell) is the son of Haitian immigrants who found jobs after their son gained fame for his play at the high school level (he began carrying the ball for American Heritage High as an eighth-grader). The USA Today Florida Player of the Year as a senior, Michel was rated among the top 20 recruits in the country. He got work as a true freshman (64 rush, 410 yards, five TD; 7 receptions, 106 yards, TD), playing in eight games and gaining a start in the Belk Bowl against Louisville. Michel was the team's Offensive MVP and earned the Charley Trippi Most Versatile Player Award as a sophomore by running for 1,161 yards and eight scores on 219 rushes and 270 yards and three touchdowns on 26 receptions. The hits kept coming in 2016, as the team captain ran behind his pads, broke ankles and accelerated into the open field on his way to 840 yards and four scores on 152 carries (22 receptions, 149 yards, one TD). Michel won Offensive MVP award in the Liberty Bowl win over TCU by gaining 87 rushing yards and 39 receiving yards while scoring twice. Though he started only two games in 2017, scouts saw his immense potential in 14 contests; Michel ran for 1,227 yards on just 156 totes, an outstanding 7.9 yards per attempt, and scored 16 times on the ground. He also showed his wiggle and power on nine receptions covering 96 yards and a touchdown for the SEC champions.

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  1. Instant Draft Grade Sony Michel: A+

    Published: April 26, 2018 at 11:37 p.m.

    NFL Network's Bucky Brooks rates New England Patriots' No. 31 overall pick Georgia running back Sony Michel as an A+.

  2. Patriots select Sony Michel No. 31 in the 2018 NFL Draft

    Published: April 26, 2018 at 11:48 p.m.

    The New England Patriots select Georgia RB Sony Michel No. 31 overall in the 2018 NFL Draft.

  3. Charley Casserly on Sony Michel: 'Linebackers can't cover this guy'

    Published: April 27, 2018 at 12:16 a.m.

    NFL Network's Charley Casserly discusses the New England Patriots' No. 31 pick, Georgia running back Sony Michel.

  4. Breaking down Sony Michel's college highlights

    Published: April 12, 2018 at 06:03 p.m.

    Watch to see a breakdown of University of Georgia running back Sony Michel's college highlights.

  5. Sony Michel's full 2018 NFL Scouting Combine workout

    Published: April 3, 2018 at 12:52 p.m.

    Watch Georgia running back Sony Michel's full 2018 NFL Scouting Combine workout.

  6. Five things to know: Sony Michel

    Published: April 3, 2018 at 12:21 p.m.

    Get to know Georgia running back Sony Michel.

  7. Sony Michel: I pattern my game after LeSean McCoy

    Published: March 28, 2018 at 04:41 p.m.

    Georgia running back and NFL draft prospect Sony Michel joins 'Up to the Minute' to talk about Georgia's backfield last season, the draft process, pro comparisons and more.

  8. What NFL RBs are best comps for Sony Michel?

    Published: March 23, 2018 at 09:47 a.m.

    NFL Network's Kay Adams gives the best NFL comparisons for Georgia running back Sony Michel.

  9. Mike Mayock likens Georgia RB Sony Michel to Alvin Kamara

    Published: Feb. 15, 2018 at 06:54 p.m.

    NFL Network's Mike Mayock likens Georgia Running Back Sony Michel to New Orleans Saints Offensive Rookie of the Year Alvin Kamara.

  10. Georgia RB Sony Michel runs a 4.54 40-yard dash

    Published: March 2, 2018 at 01:51 p.m.

    Georgia running back Sony Michel runs an official 4.54 40-yard dash at the 2018 NFL Scouting Combine.

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