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RB Scouting Reports - 2022

Bird’s Eye View: Positional Analysis

This year’s class is very similar to last year – one or two RBs (Michigan State’s Kenneth Walker III and Iowa State's Breece Hall) are ahead of the rest of the class but the overall depth is very good. Productive RBs who will challenge for playing time will be available through all 7 rounds in April.

Positional Grade: B-

RB, Sr., West Virginia

600.0 / 213 lbs / 4.64 40

Good size with solid musculature throughout his body. Good vision. Good short area burst. Good vision and run instincts. Runs with power and attitude – runs with excellent pad level and is a physical runner. Limited long speed. Fumbles too much. Good hands. Not an overly effective blocker and fails to stick his head into oncoming blitzers. A little tight in the hips. Invited to 2022 NFL Scouting Combine

Leddie Brown

Trestan Ebner

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RB, Sr., Baylor

511.0 / 206 lbs / 4.43 40 -- Good size.

An excellent receiving back, Ebner lacks some key tools in his tool set. Very fast with very good long speed. Ebner seems to lack adequate vision and productive instincts. Tight in the hips and is a one speed runner who lacks burst or suddenness. Little power and runs too high. Ineffective blocker. Excellent hands. A very precise and smooth route runner. A mismatch in space against both safeties and LBs. Very productive kick returner and special teams may be his ticket to an NFL career. Combine invitee.

RB, Sr., Georgia

600.0 / 214 lbs / 4.40 40

Excellent size with a refined, muscular build. Had a major knee injury during his freshman season and then became part of a talented rotation of backs. Very good vision. Decent burst. Slightly tight hips limit his lateral agility. Physical and tough. Limited long speed and doesn’t offer much in the passing game. Poor blocker. Combine invitee.

Zamir White

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Greg Bell

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RB, Sr., San Diego State

510.4 / 201 lbs / 4.6 40

Lacks much size but is solidly built. Very good burst. Excellent lateral agility and escapeability – very elusive and hard to get a clean hit on. Visions and instincts sometimes fail him but is good overall. Limited long speed. Excellent hands and is a reliable route runner. Although small, is a tough and physical blocker who competes. Combine invitee.

RB, Sr., Fresno State

507.4 / 195 lbs / 4.6 40

Lacks size but is quick and a good route runner. Son of former Detroit RB Ron Rivers. Good burst. Excellent vision. Very good lateral agility. Tough and instinctive runner. Willing to push the pile and get dirty. Lacks much power and goes down on contact too easily. Excellent hands. A try hard blocker who lacks the girth to handle power in the blocking game. Combine invitee.

Ronnie Rivers

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Clint Ratkovich

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FB, Sr., Northern Illinois

600.4 / 231 lbs

Transfer from Western Illinois. Decent lateral agility and adequate size for a FB. Displays nice balance. Runs behind his pads. Suffered a major knee injury at his pro day and will miss significant time.

FB / TE, Sr., Oklahoma

601.1 / 241 lbs

Prototypical NFL size for a FB. Prone to concentration drops but is a good hands catcher overall. Very good lead blocker and profiles to handling in-line blocking duties well, if moved to TE. Combine invitee.

Jeremiah Hall

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Jordan Mims

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RB, Sr., Fresno State

Tall RB with good size. Effective in a one cut running scheme. Good vision. Explosive burst. Physical runner who displays toughness. Displays long speed. Good hands in the passing game.

RB, Sr., Oklahoma State

508.0 / 204 lbs / 4.55 40

Short but not small. Good vision, decent burst, with good lateral agility. Strong, physical runner. Tough and does not mind contact. Runs with excellent pad level and drives through tackles. Limited long speed. Does not display reliable hands or much of a catch radius. Ineffective blocker. Combine invitee.

Jaylen Warren

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D’Vonte Price

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RB, Sr., Florida International

601.1 / 198 lbs / 4.38 40

(**UPDATED 3/22**)

Good overall size and musculature – solid mass throughout his body. Primary ball carrier for FIU for the last two seasons. Powerful inside runner – runs behind his pads and falls forward. Tough and physical. Good vision with very good burst. Enough wiggle and lateral agility to make effective cuts on inside runs. Excellent long speed and can bust a long run. Very good in pass protection blocking with excellent bend and ability to anchor. Does not offer much as a receiver and he does not seem like a natural hands catcher. Prone to fumbling. Never a full-time starter and has an extensive injury history in college. Invited to 2022 NFL Scouting Combine.

RB, Jr., Mississippi

510.0 / 220 lbs / 4.59 40

(**UPDATED 3/22**)

Strong and powerful build. Used in a split backfield the last two years at Mississippi – not much wear and tear accumulated in college. Primary role was as a short yardage and goal line RB who excels in these situations. Very good pad level and physicality. Kind of a one speed RB who lacks a significant burst. Limited lateral agility with tight hips. Inexperienced as a receiver and a pass blocker due to little field time and natural aptitude in those roles. Combine invitee.

Snoop Conner

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Tyrion Davis-Price

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Player Comparison:
Sam Ehlinger, Indianapolis

RB, Jr., LSU

600.0 / 223 lbs / 4.48 40

(**UPDATED 3/22**)

Big RB with a powerful frame and excellent size. Gains his yards between the tackles, running with great pad level and churning his legs on contact – displays great contact balance. Surprisingly light feet and loose hips allows him to make cuts most RBs his size cannot make. Never a full-time starter being used mostly in a committee system. Limited wear and tear. Not used much in pass protection but plays with good form and anchors effectively. Inexperienced as a receiving option. Lacks long speed. Had his most productive season as a senior in 2021 going for over 1,000 yards. Combine invitee

RB, North Carolina State

Very good size with a solid physique – looks the part. A productive member of the Wolfpack RB corps for 4 years. Runs tall and leaves too large of an area to be hit. Tough, physical grinder capable of gaining the tough yards between the tackles, runs with good pad level. Patient runner with very good vision who is difficult to tackle one on one. Has adequate lateral agility, especially for a bigger RB – can excel in a one cut running scheme. Limited burst – tends to play only one speed. Has breakaway speed and can bust the long run. Reliable hands but ran limited routes in college. Has an extensive injury history – shoulder surgery prior to 2021 and ankle surgery in 2019. Has had serious ball security issues – long history of fumbling. Not used much in pass protection.

Ricky Person

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Kevin Harris

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Player Comparison:
Ryan Fitzpatrick, Washington

RB, Jr., South Carolina

510.0

(**UPDATED 3/22**)

Very solid build – good mass and thickness throughout his body. Powerful runner who is a load to tackle in the open field. Runs with good pad level and physicality. Good vision with very good burst to press the LOS. Limited lateral agility – cannot string moves together on a regular basis. Limited long speed. Good hands but limited experience in the passing game. Inexperienced in pass protection since he is not typically on the field in passing situations. Battled injuries throughout the 2021 season and his production tailed off last year. Started the last 2 years, when healthy, for the Gamecocks. Rushed for 1,100+ yards and 16 TDs in 2020. Combine invitee.

RB, Sr., Rutgers

510.2 / 213 / 4.37 40

Very good size, mass, and overall thickness – built for the inside run game. Effective burst. Runs with excellent pad level and grinds for yards – driving his feet on contact. Very good contact balance. Adequate lateral agility but tight in the hips. Has been the workhorse RB for the better part of 4 seasons in Piscataway – there is not a lot of tread remaining on his tires, especially considering his physical running style. Limited long speed on the field but ran an impressive 40 at the combine. Not used much in the passing game – does not seem to have natural hands and inexperienced in pass protection. Combine invitee.

Isaih Pacheco

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ZaQuandre White

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RB, Sr., South Carolina

511.4 / 212 lbs

Looks the part of an NFL RB – solid size and thickness. Originally a LB at Florida State who transferred to South Carolina from JUCO. Good vision. Limited burst – often fails to get through holes at the LOS. Runs with good pad level and drives his legs on contact. Limited lateral agility – lacks fluidity in his hips. Physically imposing inside the tackles – difficult to tackle one on one. Natural hands and is a reliable receiving option. Has a tendency to run too tall which limits his natural power. Has an ideal body type to anchor against the blitz but limited experience in that role. Limited wear and tear with only two years of use at South Carolina. Combine invitee.

RB, Sr., Washington State

509.1 / 211 lbs

Not tall but is solidly built with good thickness. Good vision. Good burst through the LOS. Excellent lateral agility and quickness that he utilizes to make defenders miss. Runs behind his pads and has enough power to be used in short yardage situations. Very good receiving option with very good hands and solid route running skills. Is a home run threat and is rarely caught from behind. Marginal blocking skills in pass protection. Went for 1,400+ yards on the ground and caught 86 passes as a sophomore with the Cougars. Has a history of back injuries that need evaluation by NFL teams. Invited to 2022 NFL Scouting Combine.

Max Borghi

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Stephen Carr

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RB, Sr., Indiana

511.1 / 212 lbs

Transfer from USC. Former 5-star recruit. Good hands. Runs powerfully and with attitude. Limited vision limits his effectiveness. Injury prone throughout his college career.

RB, Sr., USC

510.7 / 216 lbs

Runs with good pad level. Nice burst. Nice hands. Quick with good ankle flexion and fluid hips. Never has been a full-time starter but adds a degree of athleticism in the passing game. Very good athlete.

Vavae Malepeai

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Bryant Koback

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RB, Sr., Toledo

510.5 / 208 lbs

Runs with good pad level. Tough. Good vision. Limited burst. Efficient and smart player. Very productive. Reliable hands – snatches the ball cleanly with his hands.

RB, Sr., UCLA

Transfer from Duke. Split carries for the last two seasons with the Bruins. Good size and musculature. Displays fluid hips and quick feet. Effective burst. Runs determined behind his pads, driving his feet through contact. Generally, a reliable receiving target with good movement skills. Injury prone both at Duke and UCLA – may have difficulty staying on the field in the NFL. Has a tendency to run too tall, exposing his body to unnecessary damage. Won’t break long runs and can easily be caught from behind. Seldom used in pass protection, usually running routes instead. Has kickoff return experience.

Brittain Brown

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BJ Baylor

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RB, Sr., Oregon State

510.3 / 200 lbs

Nice burst. Displays nice one cut ability. Good hands and concentration. Tough and physical. Good pad level. Little wear and tear as only a one year starter in Corvallis.

RB, Sr., Ohio State

Good size RB with good mass throughout his body. Never the Buckeye’s feature back but used regularly in the backfield. Primarily used in short yardage situations due to his powerful run style combined with excellent leg drive. Runs with excellent pad level and completes his runs with physicality and attitude. Features an effective burst that typically assures him gaining positive yards on each carry – rarely tackled for loss. Decent lateral agility due to running style but is a bit tight in the hips. Displays excellent blocking form and figures to be a reliable pass protector in the NFL. Inexperienced as a receiver. Ruptured his Achilles in spring practice in 2020 and has a history of ankle injuries dating back to high school.

Master Teague

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Kenneth Walker III

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Player Comparison: Jonathan Taylor, Indianapolis

RB, So., Michigan State

509.0 / 210 lbs / 4.38 40

(**UPDATED 3/22**)

Transfer from Wake Forest. Complete package of running skills: excellent vision, very quick hips / feet, excellent burst. Good size. Runs behind his pads. Falls forward. Very good balance. Physical. Very good speed for a bigger back. Patient following his blocks. Explosive burst when he sees a crease. Natural hands catcher and is a threat as a receiver. Needs development in pass protection – lacks experience and technique. Two 200-yard games in the first six games of the year. Exploded for five TDs and was instrumental in MSU’s victory over Michigan – Michigan’s only regular season loss. Was named the Walter Camp Player of the Year and Doak Walker award winner as the nation’s top RB. Combine invitee.

RB, Jr., Texas A&M

600.0 / 215 lbs

(**UPDATED 3/22**)

Three-year starter. Durable – missing very little time in college. Good size and overall body mass. Drives his legs on contact. Very good balance and power. Excellent pad level. Very good receiver out of the backfield – reliable hands and ability to get YAC in space. Good body control. Excellent vision and above average burst let him batter defenses. Light feet and loose hips for a bigger back. Willing blocker but needs improvement in blitz awareness. Limited long speed. Combine invitee.

Isaiah Spiller

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Player Comparison: Jonathan Taylor, Indianapolis

CJ Verdell

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Player Comparison: Jonathan Taylor, Indianapolis

RB, Jr., Oregon

508.0 / 211 lbs

(**UPDATED 3/22**)

Coming off a knee injury that ended his 2021 season. Started multiple years for the Ducks, including two 1,000-yard seasons as a Freshman and a Sophomore. Thin build that lacks mass or size, Verdell may always be prone to injuries. Runs low and makes a small target that is difficult to get a clean hit on. Explosive burst. Excellent vision. Adequate lateral agility. Great run instincts. Runs physically and delivers a blow on contact. Displays long speed. Effective in space and in the slot. Good hands. Willing blocker but not overly effective in that role. Combine invitee.

RB, Sr., Michigan

602.0 / 220 lbs

(**UPDATED 3/22**)

Former LB. Physical, extremely powerful runner. Excellent run vision – seldom misses holes in the inside run game. Good run instincts. Adequate burst. Seeks contact and delivers blows. Limited long speed – rarely busts long runs. A grinder. Surprisingly quick footed. Falls forward. Runs like he’s angry. Improved consistently throughout his career. Was not typically used on third down or long yardage situations – limited experience running routes or catching the ball. Likewise, not used in pass protection much but has the build and make-up to excel in that role with experience in the NFL. Combine invitee.

Hassan Haskins

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Player Comparison: Chris Carson, Seattle

Ty Chandler

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Player Comparison: Ronald Jones, Tampa Bay

RB, Sr., North Carolina

510.7 / 203 lbs / 4.38 40

(**UPDATED 3/22**)

Transfer from Tennessee. Slashing type RB. Very good vision. Nice burst. Presses the hole quickly. Effective in space and displays natural hands. A little tight in the hips but displays adequate lateral agility. Limited power. Good vision. Is a home run threat with the ball in his hands – great long speed. Effective in pass protection. Has plenty of special teams experience – productive kickoff returner. Combine invitee.

RB, So., BYU

511.0 / 220 lbs / 4.60 40

(**UPDATED 3/22**)

Good size. Tough and physical runner who can push the pile – very good balance. Good vision. Excellent pad level. Instinctive runner. Good burst. Decent long speed but can be caught from behind. Has a nose for the end zone. Very productive with multiple 1,000-yard seasons. Nice hands. A willing and a competitive blocker. Set BYU single season rushing record and scored 23 TDs in 2021. Combine invitee.

Tyler Allgeier

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Player Comparison:  Matt Forte, ex-Bear & Jet

Brian Robinson

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Player Comparison: Rhamondre Stevenson, New England

RB, Sr., Alabama

601.5 / 226 lbs / 4.53 40

(**UPDATED 3/22**)

Has backed up both Damien Harris and Najee Harris awaiting his turn as the Tide’s feature back. Very good overall size and frame. Looks like the prototypical NFL RB. Tough, hard-nosed inside runner. Physical. Runs behind his pads. Quality vision paired with patience, good burst, and limited lateral agility. Limited wear and tear on his body. Won’t be a big play guy – speed is pedestrian. Could be only tapping the surface of his potential. Needs work in pass protection but can play with proper form and anchor in pass protection. Reliable receiver but not used much in the downfield passing game. Has kickoff return experience and experience as a gunner on special teams. Combine invitee.

RB, Sr., Georgia

511.0 / 190 lbs / 4.42 40

(**UPDATED 3/22**)

Brother of Vikings RB Dalvin Cook, James displays excellent burst. Quick footed with elite level agility and fluid hips. Slight frame and an extensive injury history are a concern. Not much wear and tear – never has been the featured RB at Georgia. Excellent hands and is very impressive in space. Lack of girth and physicality limits his effectiveness running inside but he is willing and effective in short reps. Natural receiver with the ability to pick up yards in chunks. Smooth route runner and has experience playing WR at Georgia. Not a home run hitter and can be caught from behind. Lack of size limits his effectiveness in pass protection. Has return experience and projects well to that position in the NFL. Combine invitee.

James Cook

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Player Comparison: Darrynton Evans, Tennessee

Breece Hall

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Player Comparison:  David Montgomery, Chicago

RB, Jr., Iowa State

511.0 / 220 lbs / 4.39 40

(**UPDATED 3/22**)

Experienced and very productive multi-year starter. Good size. Patient runner. Very good vision – seldom misses a hole. Runs with good pad level. Good lateral agility means he seldom fails to maneuver to the hole. Very good burst to get to the second level. Displays good instincts and awareness. Rarely fumbles. Physical and can gain the tough yard. More quick than fast – limited long speed. Good hands but inexperienced as a route runner. Needs development in pass protection – seldom used in this role. A true work horse in college, the wear and tear will eventually catch up with Hall. Tough and competitive. Combine invitee.

RB, Jr., Iowa

509.0 / 199 lbs / 4.42 40

(**UPDATED 3/22**)

Lacks size and thickness. Quick. Elusive – loose hips and quick feet. Very good burst. Shifty and hard to line up for big hits. Natural balance and athleticism is evident in how he performs. Natural hands and a smooth route runner. Tough. Competes and drives on inside carries but lack of power hinders effectiveness. Explosive with home run speed. Willing blocker although effectiveness wanes when he does not play with proper form – lack of size limits his ability to anchor effectively. Combine invitee.

Tyler Goodson

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Player Comparison:  Giovani Bernard, Tampa Bay

Connor Heyward

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Player Comparison:   Jaylen Samuel, Houston

FB, Sr., Michigan State

511.0 / 239 lbs

(**UPDATED 3/22**)

Thick and sturdy build but may need to get leaner to maximize athleticism. Former RB who converted to TE as a senior. Short for a TE but is very athletic for the position. Despite size limitations, competes and is surprisingly effective blocking in the run game. Natural hands catcher. Marginal speed limits YAC. Improving as a route runner – getting more familiar with using subtle body movements to create separation at the break point. Good run vision. Limited burst. Drives his pads on contact and blocks with good form as a FB. Drives his legs and pushes the pile in short yardage. Competes and is a team leader who gives all he’s got each down. NFL royalty – father is the late Craig “Iron Head” Heyward and his brother is the Steelers’ Edge Cameron Heyward. Combine invitee.

RB, Sr., Utah

(**UPDATED 2/19**)

Transfer from Oklahoma. Very little playing experience – little wear and tear. Dangerous receiver. Good length and overall size. Sinks his hips and displays loose hips and quick feet. Runs with excellent pad level and solid vision. Displays good concentration and ball tracking ability downfield. Excellent burst. Rarely used in pass protection. Best football is ahead of him – limited touches in college. Limited long speed – rarely busts long runs. Has extensive experience on special teams, especially at Oklahoma.

TJ Pledger

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Dameon Pierce

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RB, Sr., Florida

509.0 / 220 lbs / 4.59 40

(**UPDATED 3/22**)

Good size. Runs behinds his pads and is a tough, physical RB. Willing to drop his shoulder and gain the tough yard. Physical and breaks a lot of tackles. Effective in short yardage situations. Light feet but is best utilized in a one-cut running scheme. Very good vision. Shows good movement skills at the break point to create separation. Effective in pass protection – knows how to anchor and stymie a bull rush. Not a home run threat – typically caught from behind. Has had fumbling issues during his time at Florida although he was not used much at Florida (the limited wear and tear will be attractive to NFL teams). Smart player. Improved his stock at the Senior Bowl. Combine invitee.

RB, Sr., Baylor

511.3 / 211 lbs

Converted LB. Thickly built with well distributed mass throughout his body. Tall and sometimes runs tall – leaves too much of his body available to be hit. When running behind his pads, is a load and very difficult to tackle. Great in short yardage situations – excellent contact balance. Tough. Physical – drives feet on contact. Good pass blocker with the ability to anchor. Good vision. Very good burst. Smooth. Surprisingly light on his feet and cuts effectively. Dangerous in space. Limited long speed. Little experience as a route runner or as a pass catcher – does not seem natural as a receiver. Rushed for nearly 1,400 yards in his lone season as a RB in 2021 – very little mileage, especially for a powerful RB. Combine invitee.

Abram Smith

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Rachaad White

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RB, Sr., Arizona State

600.4 / 210 lbs / 4.48 40

(**UPDATED 3/22**)

Tall RB with a linear build and good size – just not thick. Tends to run tall and when he does, his natural power gets negated. Very good vision. When running with proper form, is a powerful runner who is difficult to take down one on one. Runs with excellent balance and runs through arm tackles. Good run instincts and pad level. Patient runner. Effective cutting ability. Finishes runs. Good burst. Balance allows him to continue driving through arm tackles. Runs with urgency. Good long speed can bust a long run – averaged 10 yards per carry in 2020. Solid receiver that can run a decent variety of routes and has reliable hands. Combine invitee.

RB, Jr., Mississippi

508.0 / 185 lbs / 4.52 40

Smaller back but has a solid build. Willing to work inside and is surprisingly good pushing the pile inside but his body size limits effectiveness inside. Very good vision – patient waiting for the hole to develop. Extremely quick feet and loose hips. Runs with solid pad level – good contact balance. Explosive burst through the LOS with excellent long speed. Not used very much as a receiver in the passing game. Experienced and productive special team performer, especially as a dynamic, game changing, returner. Not much experience in pass protection and his body type is not built for blocking duties. Has a bit of an injury history – concussions and shoulder surgeries. Combine invitee.

Jerrion Ealy

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Sincere McCormick

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RB, Jr., UTSA

508.0 / 205 lbs / 4.60 40

Short but not small – solid build and hard to knock off his feet. Runs with great pad level and consistently runs behind his pads delivering a blow – deceivingly powerful. Excellent contact balance. Very good run vision. Fluid hips and good ankle flexion gives him great cutting ability. Impressive burst through the LOS. Has been the work horse back for UTSA for three seasons – long-term durability is a concern. Limited long speed. Size makes him a liability as a pass protector as he does not anchor well against the blitz. Combine invitee.

RB, Jr., Notre Dame

509.0 / 199 lbs / 4.65 40

(**UPDATED 3/22**)

Smaller back – lacks thickness. Quick – loose hips and great ankle flexion. Good vision but sometimes misses holes. Very good burst – accelerates and gets to top speed quickly. Very good long speed. Tough. Nice balance. Good leg drive. Willing to lower his pads and drive for short yardage but size is a limitation. Willing blocker and holds his ground well. Not used much in the passing game but projects well to those duties in the NFL. Ran poorly at the Combine - will need to improve at his pro day or risk sliding down draft boards.

Kyren Williams

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Malik Davis

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RB, Sr., Florida

Slight build but a strong runner. Excellent receiving option who is dangerous with the ball in his hands. Hard nosed runner with good pad level that is effective on inside runs with enough quickness to run outside the tackles. Hips are a bit stiff but he can adequately make one cut with enough burst to make it work. Still a work in progress in pass protection. A crafty runner with enough subtle movements to create separation in the gap or on pass routes. Reliable hands who will line up in the slot on occasion. History of injuries at Florida – foot / knee injuries in 2017 and 2018.

RB, Sr., Oklahoma

511.0 / 215 lbs / 4.59 40

(**UPDATED 3/22**)

Good size with excellent musculature throughout his body. Good run instincts. Nice patience and good vision looking for the hole. Very good run instincts. Strong and exhibits very good contact balance – runs through arm tackles. Excellent pad level and drives through contact. Tight hips. Adequate balance aids his lateral agility and ability to cut to the hole and to avoid an oncoming hit –may be limited to a one cut running scheme. Competitive blocker who is too easily discarded by the defensive player. Limited long speed – rarely breaks deep runs. Not utilized much in the passing game and will require development in this facet of his game. Combine invitee.

Kennedy Brooks

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Jashaun Corbin

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RB, Sr., Florida State

511.0 / 205 lbs

Transfer from Texas A&M. Solidly built with good musculature throughout his body. Experienced and productive. Good vision. Displays a quick burst to get past the LOS. Has enough lateral agility to excel in a one-cut running scheme. Runs with good pad level and balance. Reliable hands. Nice shake and bake ability to create separation in pass routes. Powerful runner capable of carrying defenders for additional yards. Limited long speed. Although he has limited wear and tear due to limited amount of touches in his career, he does have a history of hamstring issues in college. Inexperienced in pass protection and needs development in his technique. Experience as a returner during time at Texas A&M. Rushed for 900+ yards and 6.0+ yards per carry in 2021. Combine invitee.

RB, Sr., Miami (FL)

Good body mass. Runs hard with good pad level and contact balance. Solid body control and bounces off arm tackle attempts. Very good burst through the LOS. Good lateral agility – light feet. Patient RB who reads his blocks effectively although this sometimes causes him to miss an open hole. Reliable hands. A willing and competitive blocker who needs more reps in pass protection. Suffered a season-ending knee injury requiring surgery during the 2021 season.

Cam’Ron Harris

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Player Comparison:   Jaylen Samuel, Houston

Mataeo Durant

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RB, Sr., Duke

511.3 / 190 lbs

Excellent vision – patient and decisive. Primarily a one cut runner who displays enough agility, quickness, and burst to grind out yards between the tackles. Nice run instincts. Runs with effective pad level. Good long speed – can be difficult to catch from behind. Not a very powerful runner and can be knocked down too easily. Willing and competitive blocker – but linear frame inhibits Durant’s ability to anchor. Solid receiver with soft hands. Improved stats year over year – rushed for 1,200+ yards in 2021.

RB, Jr., Georgia Tech

Solid build. Extremely experienced with four years of playing time including 900+ yards and seven TDs his sophomore season. Has never been the full-time starter, splitting time in a committee. Good vision and smooth hips and light feet. Physical and tough. Features a nasty stiff arm. Runs with proper pad level, essential for a taller back like Mason. Good balance and breaks arm tackles. Rarely breaks a long run – not a home run threat. Struggles in pass protection – poor blocking angles and lacks awareness. Not normally used in the passing game.

Jordan Mason

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Pierre Strong

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Player Comparison:   Devin Singletary, Buffalo

RB, Sr., South Dakota State

511.3 / 202 lbs / 4.37 40

(**UPDATED 3/23**)

Experienced, 4-year starter at the FCS level. Has rushed for 1,000+ yards in 3 of 4 years as a starter. 35 TDs in last three years of college. Displays very good vision and lateral quickness. Deceivingly fast burst. Very good run instincts. A very decisive and powerful runner. Very good balance. Runs with excellent pad level and runs far stronger inside than his size would seem to indicate. Has a nose for the end zone. Not a home run threat but knows how to utilize blockers to maximize his yards. Limited experience in pass protection and will need to be trained on technique and leverage. Willing blocker. Has had a lot of carries in college and the wear and tear will be a concern going forward. Invited to 2022 NFL Scouting Combine.

RB, Sr., USC

511.4 / 210 lbs / 4.53 40

(**UPDATED 3/22**)

Transfer from Texas. Solidly built. Pairs good vision with effective burst to get through the LOS. Drives his pads on contact with powerful legs and can generate power on inside runs. Good long speed. Has a history of fumbling issues, especially at Texas. Lacks experience and technique in blocking in pass protection. Demonstrated reliable hands and solid route running skills during practices at the East-West Shrine Game. Combine invitee.

Keontay Ingram

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Player Comparison:   Jaylen Samuel, Houston

Tyler Badie

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Player Comparison:   Jaylen Samuel, Houston

RB, Sr., Missouri

507.6 / 199 lbs / 4.45 40

(**UPDATED 3/22**)

Very quick hips and feet – cuts aggressively and cleanly. Very reliable receiver who is a difficult match up in space for LBs and safeties. Can go deep on any touch of the ball, Badie is explosive. Tough and willing to do the dirty work between the tackles – just not overly effective doing so. Limited power. Lack of size minimizes his effectiveness in pass protection. Has return experience. Led SEC in rushing yards in 2021. Combine invitee.

RB, Sr., Cincinnati

510.6 / 209 lbs / 4.46 40

(**UPDATED 3/22**)

Transfer from Alabama. Good size. Solid frame. Good vision and run instincts sensing the hole and finding it. Has a bit of wiggle and will be effective in a one cut running scheme. Excellent burst. Has demonstrated long speed and is a threat with the ball in his hands. Runs with a good pad level and delivers blows on inside runs. Developing receiver who shows promise in this regard. Willing blocker with improving ability to pick up the correct target in pass protection. Limited wear and tear as only a 1-year starter. Rushed for 1,300+ yards in 2021. Combine invitee.

Jerome Ford

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Player Comparison:   Jaylen Samuel, Houston
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