Has matured as a runner, did a better job being patient setting up blocks both inside and out last year, not looking to bounce as many plays outside and outrun everyone. However, still needs to improve further in that area, is more of an instinctive runner in space making defenders miss than reading the line of scrimmage and setting up blocks.
Lacks the type of size/frame to hold up consistently as an every down back as well. Struggles with durability when asked to carry a heavy load and goes down too easy on contact inside. However, is still at his best pressing the edge and playing in space. Is a home run threat every time he touches the football.
Exhibits impressive balance laterally and routinely outpaces angles at the second level. Has elite cutting ability even at full speed. Makes defenders think he’s going to initially outpace them outside only to stick his foot in the ground and leave them in the dust. Does a great job sinking his hips and making himself small when changing directions, really generating a burst out of his breaks.
Keeps his pad level down for the most part when running inside, just lacks the kind of natural size/power to create through contact. Will lower his head and run behind his pads when asked to finish, but doesn’t have the frame to wear down opposing defenses and is at his best when his touches are limited.
Is comfortable in the screen game and handling the football running the option. Catches the football when open, struggles more so in traffic. Developing as a route runner at this stage, would rather just run away from defenders.
But if you play him in the slot with a two way go he’s going to be impossible to keep pace with even at the next level. Is a tough kid as well who has played special teams, not only as a dynamic kick return option but has also blocked a punt as well.
Impression: If he’s committed to football over track, the guy can be a dynamic sub package option for an offense in the NFL. A big play threat who can create mismatches in the pass game and hit the home run when you get him in space."
Possesses world-class track speed that translates to the field (has an extra gear to break away) as well as superquickness and sudden acceleration.
Has good hands, is explosive in the return game and has been surprisingly durable.
Might have to be used sparingly to maximize his utility and stay healthy but could be a weapon as a change-of-pace back and special-teamer.
Mature, motivated, competitive athlete praised for his makeup and football character."
Also very quick with decent balance; not big enough to ever be a full-time back at the next level, but a dangerous home- run hitter running pitches and sweeps, catching passes out of the backfield and returning kicks;
Still sometimes plays like a track guy, though, as he isn’t very physical or instinctive and doesn’t have particularly good hands; was hampered by a foot problem in 2010."