Positives: Though he lacks size, he has a strong, compact build. He has adequate cutback vision and is decisive – hitting the hole hard. He has adequate speed and above-average burst and lateral quickness. And agile and patient runner, he is able to spin away from tacklers and pick his way through traffic – fighting and twisting for extra yards after contact. He shows above-average balance after contact high on his body, and can break through arm tackles using his balance. Able to maintain his balance after low contact tries to trip him up. Churns strong through contact, and pushes the pile pretty well. He finishes his runs strong, and will lower his shoulder to knock tacklers back and down. Okay hands. Gets low through traffic at the line.
Negatives: Very short for the position, with below-average bulk. He sometimes runs a little bit out of control and off-balance when he tries to make too many cuts on a run or tries to make a big cut, and needs to keep his feet more squared underneath him. Shows more power pushing the pile then he does in one-on-one situations, where he is easier to bring down. Suspect ball security technique when he is fighting for extra yards. Needs to have more awareness of where the first down marker is, and will sometimes retreat behind it after the catch. Below-average track speed and poor vertical leap and broad jump at Pro day testing. Poor lateral quickness and ability to accelerate out of his cuts during his Pro day testing.
Projection: Undrafted free agent. While his Pro day showed a lot of deficiencies in his athleticism, his game film showed a hard-working, strong runner who may be able to contribute in the NFL as at least a special teamer.
I personally seen Chase Price play at San Diego state and he was amazing. In my opinion Mr.Price should get a roster spot in the NFL. Good luck to you Price.