STRENGTHS: Built like a tank with broad shoulders and thick thighs. Runs with a low center of gravity to absorb and maintain his balance through contact. Physical bruiser, picking up his knees and finishing with toughness. Arm tackles don't slow him down as he makes it a chore for defenders to get him on the ground. Not fast, but gets where he is going quickly with loose hips and quick feet to scamper through tight spaces. Picks up speed as he goes - his fourth and fifth steps are faster than his first few. Vision to follow his blockers to the hole, showing the ability to string together sharp cuts. Physical blocker in pass protection. Proven workhorse and high stamina runner with 30-plus carries in six of the final seven games in 2016, including a career-high 51 rushes at Kansas (Nov. 2016). His 2,028 rushing yards in 2016 was second-best season total in Texas history, falling 96 rushing yards shy of Ricky Williams 1998 record.
WEAKNESSES: Comfortably carries 245-250 pounds, but weight/conditioning needs to be maintained. Doesn't have the start/stop burst to make profound cuts in space or consistently create on his own. Limited elusive traits to make defenders miss, relying on play design. Mediocre first step acceleration and won't always win the corner. Undeveloped run tempo, running into blockers. Physical in pass protection, but struggles with the mental part - late to pick up blitzers and anticipate pressures. Only 13 career catches and wasn't asked to run routes out of the backfield. Strong ball security concerns with six fumbles in 2016, averaging one fumble every 55 offensive touches as a junior. Minor injuries have plagued him, including finger surgery (Nov. 2015), rib/abdominal (Oct. 2016) and a groin issue that forced him to sit out against UTEP (Sept. 2016).