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Malcolm Agnew, RB

School: Southern Illinois  |  Conference: GATE
College Experience: Senior  |  Hometown: Chesterfield, MO
Height/Weight: 5-9 / 202 lbs.
Projected Ranking
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Player Lowdown

Combine Results
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Player Overview

Agnew is a transfer from Oregon State, where he was the Beavers' first true freshman to start a season opener at running back in 2011. In his collegiate debut he rushed for 223 yards on 33 carries and three touchdowns against Sacramento State. Agnew went on to lead the team in rushing with 423 yards despite nagging injuries (especially hamstrings) allowing him to only suit up in six games his freshman season.

His sophomore year he played in all 13 games for Oregon State, rushing the football 63 times for 269 yards. The limited role in the offense eventually led to his decision to transfer to Southern Illinois. Agnew played two seasons at Oregon State, finishing with 692 yards and six touchdowns.

At Southern Illinois, Agnew immediately made his presence felt by leading the team in rushing in both 2013 (888) and 2014 (820). His senior season he missed the final four games of the year after suffering a season-ending ankle injury. Prior to the injury he ranked in the top 20 nationally in rushing, all-purpose yards and touchdowns.

Malcolm's father, Ray Agnew, played 11 seasons as a defensive tackle for the New England Patriots, New York Giants and St. Louis Rams, and he currently works in the player personnel department for the Rams. Agnew's production is hard to ignore, and he proved again at the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl that when he is healthy he can play amongst the best in the nation. Agnew led the National team with 53 yards rushing on eight carries.

Strengths Weaknesses

STRENGTHS: NFL pedigree and his brother also played fullback at Southern Illinois. Patient runner who is bullish with his speed. Runs instinctively and finishes most of his runs. Displays a great burst through the hole and doesn't waste any motion sifting through traffic (always moving north). Adequate receiver out of the backfield. Good pad level most times and good body lean as a north-south runner. For a shifty, elusive back, he is not afraid to lower his head and plow forward. Good football intelligence.

WEAKNESSES: Struggled to win a feature role in college due to series of nagging injuries that will weigh on his draft stock. Not a big man and has trouble holding his weight. Average blocker at best. Was not used as a downfield receiver often. Will get caught at times from behind and is not a great outside runner. Carried the ball 20-plus times in 15 of 32 career games and twice with 30-plus carries, but history of hamstring and other injuries have limited him from becoming a reliable and consistent threat.

-- Bo Marchionte

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Player News
02/16/2015 - 2015 NFL COMBINE RUNNING BACK SNUB: Malcolm Agnew, Southern Illinois...An Oregon State transfer, Agnew is a quick-footed runner with decisive burst to get north-south in a hurry, adding value as a pass-catcher. He averaged 6.0 yards per carry as a senior with 10 rushing touchdowns. Other non-invites: Dreamius Smith (West Virginia), Kevin Parks (Virginia), Terrell Watson (Azusa Pacific), Corey Grant (Auburn), Akeem Hunt (Purdue), Synjyn Davis (Georgia Tech), Venric Mark (West Texas A&M), Kenny Williams (Texas Tech). - Dane Brugler, NFLDraftScout.com


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