Jordan Scarlett

Florida
RB

Prospect Info

College
Florida
Hometown
Class
FL
r-Junior
Height
Weight
Arms
5' 11"
208 lbs
30 3/8”
Hands
8 7/8”

Prospect Grade

4.99
Should Be in an NFL Training Camp
How We Grade

2019 Draft Results

Drafted by
Carolina
Panthers
Round 5 ‧ Pick 16
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40 Yard Dash
4.47u
Seconds
 
Bench Press
21
Reps
 
Vertical Jump
30.0
INCHES
 
Broad Jump
116.0
INCHES
 
3 Cone Drill
7.37
Seconds
 
20 Yd Shuttle
4.63
Seconds
 
60 Yd Shuttle
--
Seconds
 
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Scarlett had his share of issues while enrolled at Florida. He had a misdemeanor arrest for marijuana possession his freshman year that prevented him from playing in the team's bowl game against Michigan. Then he was part of a credit card fraud scandal along with several other teammates, losing the entire 2017 season to suspension. Scarlett leaves a positive impression on the field, however, when able to do so. He started 12 of 13 games in 2018, rushing for 776 yards and five scores on 131 carries (5.9 average) and catching 10 passes for 84 yards (8.4 average). He was named the Sun-Sentinel's Class 8A-7A-6A Offensive Player of the year after starring at Fort Lauderdale's St. Thomas Aquinas High School his senior year (143 carries, 1,124 yards, 24 touchdowns). In his first year with the Gators, Scarlett played in 10 games, starting once (34 carries, 181 yards, 5.3 average, one touchdown), and putting up 96 yards on nine carries against Georgia. He led Florida in rushing in 2016, covering 889 yards and scoring six times in 179 carries that season (4 catches, 23 receiving yards, 5.8 average).
By Lance Zierlein
NFL Analyst
Draft Projection
Priority free agent
NFL Comparison
Christine Michael
Overview
Physical specimen with size, strength and foot quickness that lands in the NFL sweet spot for running backs. Scarlett can be frustrating to watch as he can be hesitant in the early stages of the run, but very fluid and elusive once he makes it to the second level. He can create for himself with wiggle and power, but his vision is subpar and he offers no third down value due to his dreadful hands. He has early Day 3 traits with the potential to find NFL carries, but potential character concerns could hurt his chances.
Strengths
  • Good size with shredded physique and rocked up arms
  • Weight room monster with a 465-pound bench-press to his name
  • Runs with rhythm when headed off-tackle
  • Able to glide and weave around consecutive defenders
  • Impressive gather-and-cut short-step quickness
  • Makes subtle but smooth changes of direction
  • Possesses sudden jump-cuts for downhill linebackers
  • Quick burst acceleration out of cuts
  • Sturdy lower half to overcome early tacklers
  • Keeps feet driving through contact
  • Needs to be squared up or he will break the tackle
Weaknesses
  • Suspended for 2017 due to theft by credit card fraud
  • Missed bowl game as freshman due to misdemeanor marijuana charges
  • Needs to play faster
  • Can be too indecisive in initial stages of the run
  • Vision runs hot and cold
  • Slow to trigger into downhill burst gear
  • Cuts play-side runs back into traffic rather than bursting to the edge
  • Punishing blows catch him cleanly over course of the game
  • Poor technique as pass-catcher with atrocious drop rate
  • Bad adjustments to swing passes outside the frame
Sources Tell Us

"He's a wildcard from a maturity standpoint, but he's built for the league and athletic for the league so it's probably just a matter of where he ends up and how long he can stick around." - NFC Southeastern scout

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GRADE
9.00-10
Once-in-lifetime player
8.00-8.99
Perennial All-Pro
7.50-7.99
Future All-Pro
7.00-7.49
Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.50-6.99
Chance to become Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.00-6.49
Should become instant starter
5.50-5.99
Chance to become NFL starter
5.20-5.49
NFL backup or special teams potential
5.01-5.19
Better-than-average chance to make NFL roster
5.00
50-50 Chance to make NFL roster
4.75-4.99
Should be in an NFL training camp
4.50-4.74
Chance to be in an NFL training camp
NO GRADE
Likely needs time in developmental league