Isaiah Crowell, RB

School: Alabama State  |  Conference: SWAC
College Experience: Junior  |  Hometown: Columbus, GA
Height/Weight: 5-11 / 224 lbs.
Projected Ranking
OverallPositionProj. Rnd.

Player Lowdown

Combine Results
40 Yd 20 Yd 10 Yd 225 Bench Vertical jump Broad Shuttle 3-Cone Drill
Workout Results
40 Yd 20 Yd 10 Yd 225 Bench Vertical jump Broad Shuttle 3-Cone Drill
4.532.501.5523 389'8"--

Player Overview

A native of Columbus, Georgia, Crowell stayed home and became a Georgia Bulldog, earning SEC Freshman of the Year honors with 850 yards and five scores in 2011. However he was arrested in the summer of 2012 for multiple felony weapon charges, which were later dropped, and dismissed from the program.

Instead of sitting out a year and transferring to a different FBS program, Crowell enrolled at FCS-level Alabama State and was the Southwestern Athletic Conference Newcomer of the Year in 2012 with 842 rushing yards and 15 scores as a sophomore. In 12 games this past season, he rushed for 1,121 yards on 170 carries and 15 touchdowns, averaging 6.6 yards per rush.

From a purely talent standpoint, Crowell may just be the best runner in the 2014 draft. Questions about his toughness and dependability, however, make him very much a gamble that some teams simply won't be willing to take.

Strengths Weaknesses

STRENGTHS: Crowell is a dynamic athlete with the explosive feet and shifty moves to quickly change directions and redirect his momentum to keep defenders off balance. He has a lean frame for the position, but is tougher and more physical than he looks, never afraid to lower his pads and get his nose dirty.

By keeping his legs churning, Crowell is able to slip through tackles and break free. Once in the open field, he can out-run defenders to the end zone. He wasn't used much in the passing game, but he has shown soft hands as a pass-catcher and displays accurate awareness in pass protection.

WEAKNESSES: Crowell has some durability concerns, but his character and off-field decision-making are the big questions with his draft stock and something that will be thoroughly investigated by NFL teams.

Crowell failed a drug test while at Georgia and was charged with two felony counts of possession of a firearm. Further, he hasn't shown ideal toughness, struggling to play through relatively minor leg injuries throughout his collegiate career.

COMPARES TO: Bryce Brown, Buffalo Bills - In terms of style, Crowell might be a mix of Brown and his flashier, more talented teammate LeSean McCoy but the off-field concerns that caused the clearly gifted Brown to slip to the seventh round of the 2012 draft warrants this comparison.

-Dane Brugler, Rob Rang

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05/13/2014 - Browns Sign 11 Undrafted Free Agents: Isaiah Crowell - Transferred to ASU after his freshman season at Georgia where he was named the SEC Freshman of the Year by the Associated Press... Led Georgia with 850 rushing yards and five touchdowns... Finished his ASU career with 1,963 rushing yards on 329 carries (6.0 avg.) with 30 touchdowns... Finished fifth in Hornets history in points scored (180) and sixth in rushing yards... Graduated from Carver Higher School in Columbus, Ga. - Cleveland Browns


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