Adam Muema, RB, San Diego State


Was a junior. Before the Combine incidents and the subsequent fallout, I had Muema as my top RB – going in Round 2. To me, he was the best back in the draft, but I was definitely in the minority on that opinion. Now, of course, I’d be surprised if anyone even signed him to a UDFA contract. Has the skills to be one of the few all-purpose backs in the league, though he will definitely have to work on blocking and ball-security technique. But, as of May 2014, he’s reportedly seeking an MMA career.

Positives: Adequate height for the position. Above-average hand size. Runs with above-average speed and quickness, with good burst through the line. Has quick feet and above-average ability to stop his momentum and get back to speed with good acceleration. Is a sudden runner who seems to be fearless – hits the hole hard and decisively. Is also a creative runner who has very good vision for cutback lanes but also keeps squared while he makes moves, allowing him to change directions with good balance and consistently move forward. Fairly patient and will set up and follow his blockers well. Above-average power and is willing and able to lower his shoulders and churn his legs after contact to drive through defenders for extra yards. Breaks through arm tackles easily. Runs with good body lean and shows good balance after contact. Is also agile and has a nice spin move. He really seems to get everything possible out of every run. Changes hands well in the open field. Adequate hands. Willing and adequate downfield blocker. Seems to have strong hands.

Negatives: Had several incidents at the Combine and in the weeks following, leading to his walking away from football. Left the combine early for religious reasons. Missed his pro day and was fired by his agent. As of May, 2014, he is reportedly seeing an MMA career. Below-average bulk for the position. Suspect pass blocker and probably needs more experience at it. Needs better ball security technique through the line. Injured his ankle early in the 2013 season and it affected his quickness throughout the season. Projection: Not even worth a late-round flier in dynasty rookie drafts at this point.

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