Jawan Jamison, RB

School: Rutgers  |  Conference: BIGE
College Experience: Sophomore  |  Hometown: Stark, FL
Height/Weight: 5-8 / 203 lbs.
Projected Ranking
OverallPositionProj. Rnd.
267217-FA

Player Lowdown

Combine Results
40 Yd 20 Yd 10 Yd 225 Bench Vertical jump Broad Shuttle 3-Cone Drill
4.622.601.6320 299'2"--
Workout Results
40 Yd 20 Yd 10 Yd 225 Bench Vertical jump Broad Shuttle 3-Cone Drill
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Strengths Weaknesses

STRENGTHS: Versatile back who can provide production as a runner between the tackles and as a receiver out of the backfield. Elusive runner who isn't afraid of contact.

WEAKNESSES: While he has a tough mentality when running with the ball, Jamison is still undersized at 5-8, 200 pounds and likely lacks the bulk to be an every-down back in the NFL.

COMPARES TO: Ray Rice, RB, Ravens -- Jamison has a build -- and game -- similar to his fellow former Rutgers star, demonstrating the elusiveness expected of a back his size and the hard-running mentality of one much bigger.

--Rob Rang

Player Overview

After rushing for 1,972 yards with 13 touchdowns on the ground over the past two seasons, Jamison decided to forgo his final two years of eligibility at Rutgers to enter the 2013 NFL Draft.

He's valued by scouts for his versatility as well, combining for 36 receptions for 351 yards and another touchdown during the past two seasons.

"I just made my decision based off what was best for me and what was best for my family," Jamison said in declaring for the draft. "It took like a couple of weeks. I was thinking about it before the season ended. I was thinking about what I wanted to do. And once I got my grade, I just talked to my family and sat amongst myself and thought about it and I knew what I wanted."

Jamison turned in a second-team All-Big East season in 2012 with 1,075 rushing yards and four touchdowns despite being bothered by an ankle injury late in the season. That made him just the third Scarlet Knights running back since 1976 to top the 1,000-yard barrier.

"I can catch out of the backfield, I can run between the tackles, I can run outside and I can pass block too," Jamison said. "I feel like I can do it all."

Jamison is an intriguing prospect, especially as many NFL teams prefer a running back by committee approach.

"Jawan has been an exciting player for us during his career," said Rutgers head coach Kyle Flood in a release. "He is a running back with tremendous vision, great balance and has the gift to make people miss in the open field. We wish Jawan well as he begins his journey to play in the NFL."

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03/28/2013 - 2013 Rutgers Pro Day: Jawan Jamison, RB (5-7 3/4, 207) - Jamison ran the 40 in 4.72 and 4.73 seconds, and did the short shuttle in 4.62 seconds and the three-cone drill in 7.47 seconds. He stood on the rest of his combine numbers. - Gil Brandt, NFL.com

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