Postseason Events: NFLPA Bowl.
Positives: Was a redshirt senior with a lot of experience. Adequate height for the position. He runs with above-average speed, burst, and quickness. Patient behind the line. Above-average open field vision. Gives consistently good effort for extra yards and churns well. Good balance after contact. Fairly strong, and can stiffarm his way out of trouble. As a converted wide receiver, he has above-average hands and can extend pretty well. Though his pass protection is inconsistent, he is strong enough to sustain blocks when he maintains leverage. Protects the ball in the open field even when defenders are trying to strip the ball.
Negatives: Below-average bulk for the position. Though his open-field vision is pretty solid, he has below-average vision behind the line – maybe because he is still transitioning away from being a wide receiver. Too indecisive behind the line, and will hesitate before making a cut – even in short-yardage situations – and doesn’t have much of a jump cut. Runs too upright in goal-line situations. Lacks creativity and will usually just go straight ahead. Suspect balance making cuts, and doesn’t stay squared, limiting his cutback opportunities. Doesn’t keep his feet while making cuts. Seems to be a long strider who has trouble changing directions. Not much of a pass protector, and will get caught flat-footed and lunging at defenders.
Projection: Undrafted free agent. If he can improve on his pass protection skills, he has the receiving skills and athleticism to be a solid third-down back.