Pros: A workhorse back who runs with power, good pad level and body lean and makes the most of each attempt. He displays fine vision, balance, quickness and strength to accelerate through the hole and make plays.A strong runner who hits the hole quickly and is capable of getting into the secondary and make yardage. He has good speed and can get to the second level with the ability to finish his runs well. Cons: Mainly a one-cut runner with minimal ability to create opportunities. Lacks the suddenness to make multiple moves or the lateral quickness to get outside. He catches the ball fairly well and made nice improvement during his final season after limited opportunities as an underclassman. Has a nice understanding of the passing game, but still needs work on his route-running and defense recognition. Numbers: As a senior, he carried 248 times for 1313 yards and a fine 5.3 yards-per-carry average and 15 TDs with 19 receptions for 156 yards and a TD. At the Combine, he ran a 4.53 with 20 reps in the lifting, a 33-inch vertical jump , a 9-foot, 9-inch broad jump and a very good effort in the agility drills. Skinny: He can fill several situational roles from backup runner from short yardage to third-down back. His pass-catching ability may earn him time to impress as a runner. He should win a roster spot as a role player. Good late pick with talent to surprise.
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