Mike Weber

Ohio State
RB

Prospect Info

College
Ohio State
Hometown
Class
Detroit, MI
Junior
Height
Weight
Arms
5' 10"
211 lbs
29 3/4”
Hands
9 3/8”

Prospect Grade

5.28
NFL Backup or Special Teams Potential
How We Grade

2019 Draft Results

Drafted by
Dallas
Cowboys
Round 7 ‧ Pick 4
40 Yard Dash
4.47u
Seconds
 
Bench Press
22
Reps
 
Vertical Jump
33.5
INCHES
 
Broad Jump
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INCHES
 
3 Cone Drill
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Seconds
 
20 Yd Shuttle
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Seconds
 
60 Yd Shuttle
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Seconds
 

Playlist

Weber committed to Michigan initially, but changed his mind with Brady Hoke struggling to keep Wolverines among the elite programs in the country. He was an all-state pick and rated as one of the top 100 prospects nationally out of Cass Tech after rushing for 2,268 yards and 29 touchdowns his senior year. As a redshirt freshman, Weber played like an elite back, winning the Big Ten Freshman of the Year award and second-team all-conference honors after rushing for 1,096 yards and nine scores on 182 carries (6.0 average) in 13 starts. His sophomore year did not go as well, as a hamstring injury limited him to 101 carries (for 626 yards, 6.2 average) and 10 receptions (94 yards, 9.4 average), though he did score 10 touchdowns on the year. Weber returned to health, relatively speaking, during the 2018 season. He played in 13 games (two starts), garnering honorable mention All-Big 12 accolades by toting the rock 172 times for 954 yards (5.5 average) and five touchdowns. He also caught 21 passes for 112 yards (5.3 average) and a score. He switched jersey numbers from 25 to five for the Michigan contest and returned to his former number for the team's final two games.
By Lance Zierlein
NFL Analyst
Draft Projection
Round 6
Overview
Adequately skilled runner with decent size who can get what is blocked but is unlikely to find his own yards often enough at the NFL level. Weber does a nice job of spying second-level linebackers and making lane choices relative to where the defensive flow is headed. However, even when he sees it, he struggles to access enough acceleration to rip past the first two levels of tacklers. He can make the initial tackler miss but doesn't string moves together effectively. He could have a career cap as a RB3.
Strengths
  • Vision is a strength
  • Smooth downhill decision-maker from off-set gun formation
  • Good agility to skip around traffic near his feet
  • Able to work around early traffic and keep run alive
  • Plus instincts to choose clearest paths once he's in open field
  • Possesses desired level of balance through contact
  • Reliable leak-out option in passing game
  • Catches football naturally and can range outside his frame
Weaknesses
  • Inefficient in stacking moves
  • Monotone downhill pace
  • Will need to hasten his operation time
  • Doesn't have desired level of burst getting through the line
  • Below-average acceleration out of stop-start movements
  • Hip tightness requires runway to complete cuts and change of direction
  • Lacks burst to make it happen when play spills wide
  • Can catch it, but also a factor in third-down protection

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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