Tag Archives: RB

Darius Jackson, RB, Eastern Michigan – 2016

Cowboys, Round 6. Postseason Events: NFLPA Bowl. Positives: Great height and above-average bulk for the position – built more like a wide receiver. Elite athleticism, with excellent vertical leap, broad jump, and track speed. Very good ability to change directions … Continue reading

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Tyreek Hill, RB/WR/KR, West Alabama-D2 – 2016

Chiefs, Round 5. 2014 transfer from community college to Oklahoma State, then to West Alabama-D2. Positives: Also ran track for Oklahoma State. Above-average hands and can extend consistently. Falls forward after contact. Keeps his balance pretty well after contact. Field … Continue reading

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DJ Foster, WR/RB, Arizona State – 2016

Postseason events: NFL Combine and was a midweek addition to the Senior Bowl. Positives: Adequate bulk and hand size for the position. Versatile athlete who moved from running back to outside receiver in Spring 2015. Also used as a slot … Continue reading

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Braxton Miller, WR/RB/QB/TE/PR/KR, Ohio State – 2016

Texans, Round 3. Postseason events: NFL Combine and Senior Bowl. Super-versatile athlete who has played a lot of positions, including returner. Started college career as a QB, and was effective at it, but moved to tight end for 2015 season. … Continue reading

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Byron Marshall, WR/RB/KR, Oregon – 2016

Postseason events: NFL Combine. Positives: Above-average bulk for the position – built more like a running back. Adequate hand size. Runs with above-average speed and burst. Very good stop-and-start ability and moves well laterally. Runs pretty good routes. Generally good … Continue reading

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Dajé Johnson, WR/RB/PR, Texas – 2016

Positives: Runs with above-average speed and quickness. Okay hands and concentration on contested passes. Fair balance after contact. Is able to adjust to passes thrown off target. Negatives: Dances too much in the backfield and will lose yards trying to … Continue reading

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Jalin Marshall, WR/RB/PR, Ohio State – 2016

Postseason events: NFL Combine. Positives: Above-average bulk for the position – built more like a running back. Above-average hand size. Runs with above-average speed and adequate lateral quickness. Accelerates well off the line. Runs adequate routes with adequate crispness in … Continue reading

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Ralph Abernathy IV, WR/RB/KR, Tennessee – 2016

Transferred from Cincinnati in 2014. Positives: Was a redshirt senior, so he doesn’t lack experience. Good speed and quickness. OK acceleration. Above-average hands. Quick feet and good stop-and-start ability. Fair concentration in traffic. More of a receiver than a runner. … Continue reading

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Ranking the RBs in the 2016 NFL Draft

Ezekiel Elliott Derrick Henry Kenneth Dixon Devontae Booker Daniel Lasco Alex Collins CJ Prosise Devon Johnson Jordan Howard Tyler Ervin DeAndre Washington Wendell Smallwood Kenyan Drake Aaron Green Josh Ferguson Russell Hansbrough Jonathan Williams Paul Perkins Tra Carson Shadrach Thornton … Continue reading

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Luke Turner, FB/RB, Rice – 2016

Positives: Good size. Versatile hybrid running back and fullback who was also the team’s wildcat quarterback. Average speed at best. Above-average hands and concentration in traffic. In short yardage situations, runs with good body lean and leg drive. Fights for … Continue reading

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