Seahawks, 2nd round. Tex. A&M: Adequate size. Average hand size.
Positives: Very explosive, with very good stop-and-start ability for the size. Agile and can make moves in open field. Adequate speed. Above-average burst and vision and can cut back hard and decisively. Good lateral quickness. Fairly quick feet. Will lower shoulder for extra yards. Good upper-body strength.
Negatives: Often runs out of control through the line. Inconsistent hands. Has injury and character red flags. Missed some of 2010 with knee injury. Missed much of 2011 with torn ACL. Reportedly had poor attitude in college and was ejected from game in 2012 for punching player. Also reportedly overslept and missed Combine interviews. Below-average ball security.
Projection: Has enough of the physical qualities to make him, potentially, the best back in this draft, but also has enough red flags to make him flame out without ever seeing the field. But he goes to a team that turned perennial headcase Marshawn Lynch into “The Beast,” so he could have a bright future. But he is slotted behind Lynch for now. Draft as an RB4 with RB1 potential if he replaces Lynch at some point — and keep your fingers crossed.