Like T.J. Yeldon, Drake doesn't look the part of a traditional running back, sporting a relatively lean and high-cut frame. He's a naturally elusive runner with good stop-start quickness, agility and a spin move to complement impressive acceleration.
--Rob Rang (8/11/14)
Drake served as T.J. Yeldon's primary backup last season, rushing for 694 yards and eight touchdowns but he's been plagued by off-field issues (including an arrest July 5) that require further investigation from the NFL.
10/08/2014 - Alabama tailback Kenyan Drake has had surgery to repair a broken left leg and is likely out for the season. Crimson Tide coach Nick Saban said Monday it could be 8-10 weeks before Drake can start trying to work his way back. He said tailback Derrick Henry sustained a similar injury in spring 2013. Drake's foot was twisted at a severe angle after a run against Mississippi. Drake has run for 112 yards and a team-leading four touchdowns. He also has 159 yards and two scores on five receptions, including an 87-yarder against Florida. Saban also said linebacker Denzel Devall had surgery for an ankle injury but could return in three or four weeks. Center Ryan Kelly is likely out for a couple of weeks with a sprained knee. - AP Sports