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Would Rams ever consider drafting in the 7th or UDFA

February 15, 2017 10:40AM
JOE MIXON

ANALYSIS
STRENGTHS Outstanding burst to go from first level to third level. Goes from glide to burst quickly and can hit chunk plays between tackles and around corners. Can go from elusive to banger when he needs to. Will drop the pads and drive through tacklers in short yardage spots. Flashy feet for his size. Can jump-cut around defenders in tight quarters. Smooth hips help him swivel around the second and third levels. Able to show and go leaving linebackers diving as he escapes out of the side door. Strong stiff-arm helps would-be tacklers catch grass stains. Can turn the corner and create a straightaway to the end zone. Was Big 12 leader in percentage of explosive carries (15-plus yards) at 11.9 percent. True three-down back. Devastating pass catching option. Excellent route runner creating immediate separation. Soft hands to make the easy catch and the one-hander. Will step in and square up his blocking responsibilities in pass game.
WEAKNESSES Some in scouting community concerned with character beyond his domestic violence incident. Inconsistent as inside runner. Can be too patient at times. Looks for wide-open points of entry before he hits the gas. Can be nonchalant approaching line of scrimmage. Dances downhill allowing running lanes to become creases. Feet lag behind when headed into congestion and will get loose with his rush track inviting tacklers a chance to get a hand on him. Lacks creativity in initial stages of his run at times. Vision is just average. Fails to see backside cuts developing on stretch plays. Hops into his downhill cuts rather than a crisp plant-and-go.
SOURCES TELL US "I'm not going to talk about any character issue because every team has to go through and make their own decisions. As a player, he can play all three downs but he's not going to create for himself like Fournette or Cook. But he can also have an impact on the passing game that they can't have. I see him as a top-40 player. Obviously, he won't go there." -- NFC North area scout
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  Would Rams ever consider drafting in the 7th or UDFA

k3750February 15, 2017 10:40AM

  The problem is...

RFIP222February 15, 2017 03:48PM

  I have to ask

LesBaker186February 16, 2017 08:42AM

  Re: I have to ask

RFIP150February 16, 2017 02:40PM

  Re: Would Rams ever consider drafting in the 7th or UDFA

RamJr177February 16, 2017 02:57AM

  Re: Would Rams ever consider drafting in the 7th or UDFA

21Dog152February 16, 2017 04:26AM

  Re: Would Rams ever consider drafting in the 7th or UDFA

Rams43158February 16, 2017 05:00AM

  Once is enough for me

Flipper336182February 16, 2017 06:32AM

  Re: Once is enough for me

Rams43144February 16, 2017 07:32AM

  Are you kidding me???

RamUK172February 16, 2017 07:52AM

  Beyond the video the actual account is horrible and it's not his first run in

LesBaker164February 16, 2017 08:38AM

  2nd round at the latest ...

alyoshamucci180February 16, 2017 11:01AM

  If the NFL doesn't work out for him

LesBaker136February 16, 2017 01:43PM

  Re: change

leafnose118February 17, 2017 04:34PM

  No he hasn't

LesBaker119February 17, 2017 06:30PM