Displays good balance and lateral quickness in tight areas. However, doesn’t have a real explosive first step when pressing the hole and has only one gear once he gets into space. Is patient setting up blocks, slashing his way through traffic and getting up the field with a good forward lean. Displays natural coordination when asked to make a jump cut and find a cut back lane, using both legs well to explode off of and side step defenders.
Absorbs contact well and breaks his fair share of tackles. However, has a tendency to slow his feet at times when their isn’t any place for him to run and goes down far too easily on contact instead of just trying to burry his head and grind out tough yards. Nevertheless, is just very “Blah” as an athlete and is going to have a tough time averaging 4.0 yards per carry in the NFL.
Showcases natural savvy in blitz pick up. Recognizance’s the blitz quickly, slides well laterally and is patient into contact. Has the natural base to anchor on contact as well.. Also, is comfortable catching the football out of the backfield. Adjust to the pass well and has the short area quickness/power to side step a defender and make the first man miss.
Impression: Might be better suited to cut a little weight in order to improve his overall burst. Reminds me some of Dimitri Nance coming out of Arizona State a couple years ago. Seems too “blah” with his initial burst to make an NFL roster."
Has good feet and lateral agility to sidestep tacklers but is tight in the hips with limited elusiveness and tackle-breaking power.
Spends too much time searching for a hole and can do a better job running behind his pads."
Compact 235-pounder who runs with good pad leverage; can move the pile and doesn’t go down easily, but isn’t that elusive or instinctive and isn’t going to bust a lot of big runs;
Good short yardage back, but has never caught many passes; while seldom starting has 1,300 career yards to date, but has averaged less than 5 yards per carry;
Was arrested this spring for driving with a suspended license."