All running backs coming into the NFL are evaluated on three main attributes: running ability in general, pass catching ability, and pass protection. Overall running skills are, of course, most important and include the ability to run inside the tackles, ability to jump outside and have a strong burst, change of direction ability, vision, balance, ability to protect the football, and open field speed. Almost always a team will value pass protection as the second most important attribute, and many teams will take backs off of their board if they are unable or seemingly unwilling to block. Receptions by running backs are on the rise, and most teams make this a major part of their offense.
The Goods: School: USC Position: Running Back Class: Junior Height: 6-1 Weight: 195 lbs Projected Draft Round: 2-4 Scouting Report: Has perhaps the best breakaway speed of any running back prospect in the […]