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2015 NFL DRAFT

LaDarius Perkins, RB

School: Mississippi State  |  Conference: SEC
College Experience: Senior  |  Hometown: Greenville, MS
Height/Weight: 5-7 / 195 lbs.
Projected Ranking
OverallPositionProj. Rnd.
236196-7
Player News
05/13/2014 - Packers signed 12 rookie free agents: Perkins, 23, posted 4,253 all-purpose yards (second in school history) and 2,554 rushing yards (fifth in school annals) during his career. He started 12 games as a senior in 2013, rushing for 542 yards and two TDs on 137 carries (4.0 avg.) and adding 27 catches for 248 yards (9.2 avg.) and three TDs. As a junior in '12, Perkins was named second-team All-Southeastern Conference by The Associated Press after rushing for 1,024 yards and eight TDs on 205 attempts (5.0 avg.). - Green Bay Packers

09/05/2013 - Scouting the Mississippi State running game: Mississippi State rushed for 111 yards in its 2013 debut, but most of that yardage was accumulated during the first quarter. Senior LaDarius Perkins, who rushed for over 1,000 yards last year, netted 50 yards against the Cowboys on 16 carries. Sophomore Josh Robinson averaged six yards per attempt and finished with 48 yards in the opener. - The Sports Xchange

08/26/2013 - 2013 PRESEASON ALL-SEC THIRD TEAM (COACHES): AP - LaDarius Perkins, Mississippi State,...Perkins finished second in the SEC last season in all-purpose yards per game (125.8) and became the ninth player in MSU history to rush for 1,000 yards in a single season (1,024). - Mississippi State football

08/26/2013 - 2013 PRESEASON ALL-SEC SECOND TEAM (COACHES): RB - LaDarius Perkins, Mississippi State,...The 5-10, 195-pounder finished second in the SEC last season in all-purpose yards per game (125.8) and became the ninth player in MSU history to rush for 1,000 yards in a single season (1,024). A member of the Maxwell Award, Doak Walker Award and Hornung Award watch list this fall, the Greenville, Miss., native was also one of only two running backs in the country (Adam Muema, San Diego State) to rush for a touchdown in each of his first seven games last fall. - Mississippi State football

08/26/2013 - TOP MISSISSIPPI STATE PROSPECTS FOR THE 2014 NFL DRAFT: 3. RB LaDarius Perkins (5-09, 190, 4.44) ...Perkins has broad shoulders, thick thighs and quick feet, which allow him to spurt through creases and run through arm tackles. He is certainly smaller than the 5-10, 220-pound Ballard and is faster, though perhaps not as fast as his estimated 40-yard dash time would indicate. He does, however, possess intriguing acceleration. Some of his most impressive runs, in fact, are due to an ability to stop and start, allow pursuing defenders to slip right on by him.

Perkins has good vision and likes to cut-back, making him a threat even when defenders appear to have him bottled up. He isn't asked to do much as a receiver, typically slipping out in the flats, but did catch 19 passes for 160 yards and a pair of scores in 2012 and brings kick return experience (20.3 average on 16 returns), as well. Perkins will lower a shoulder into an oncoming defender when in pass protection but ultimately, his lack of size limits his effectiveness in this area. - Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com

08/26/2013 - TOP MISSISSIPPI STATE PROSPECTS FOR THE 2014 NFL DRAFT: 3. RB LaDarius Perkins (5-09, 190, 4.44) ...Cast as a change of pace back earlier in his career, Perkins was given an opportunity to serve as the bell-cow in 2012 and flourished, racking up a gaudy 1,509 all-purpose yards and scoring 10 touchdowns. With 1,024 net rushing yards, Perkins became just the ninth back in MSU history to break the 1,000 yard mark. Perkins is similar in many ways to his former teammate, Vick Ballard, now running with the Indianapolis Colts. Like Ballard, Perkins does not possess special traits but is a determined, well-rounded player who can contribute at the next level. - Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com

07/25/2013 - 2013 PRESEASON ALL-SEC SECOND TEAM (MEDIA): RB - LaDarius Perkins, Mississippi State (12)...Perkins finished second in the SEC last season in all-purpose yards per game (125.8) and became the ninth player in MSU history to rush for 1,000 yards in a single season (1,024). The ball carrier was also one of only two running backs in the country (Adam Muema, San Diego State) to rush for a touchdown in each of his first seven games last fall. - Mississippi State football

07/20/2013 - 2013 DOAK WALKER AWARD WATCH LIST: LaDarius Perkins (Sr.), Mississippi State...For the second-straight season, Perkins made the watch list for the Doak Walker Award, given yearly to the nation's top college running back. Earlier this month, the 5-10, 195-pounder became the first running back in school history named to the Maxwell Award watch list, while also being picked for the Hornung Award watch list, given annually to the nation's most versatile college football player.

The Greenville, Miss., native was also named to the 2013 Preseason All-SEC Second Team Thursday, as voted on by the record 243 voters at SEC Media Days. Already a preseason All-SEC pick by Athlon Sports, the Birmingham News and Phil Steele, Perkins finished second in the SEC last season in all-purpose yards per game (125.8) and became the ninth player in MSU history to rush for 1,000 yards in a single season (1,024). The ball carrier was also one of only two running backs in the country (Adam Muema, San Diego State) to rush for a touchdown in each of his first seven games last fall. - Mississippi State football

07/16/2013 - 2013 MAXWELL AWARD WATCH LIST: RB LaDarius Perkins, Mississippi State...A preseason All-SEC pick by Athlon Sports, the Birmingham News and Phil Steele, Perkins finished second in the SEC last season in all-purpose yards per game (125.8) and became the ninth player in MSU history to rush for 1,000 yards in a single season (1,024). The Doak Walker Award watch list member from a year ago was also one of only two running backs in the country (Adam Muema, San Diego State) to rush for a touchdown in each of his first seven games last fall. Last week, the 5-10, 195-pound ball carrier was also named to the Hornung Award watch list, given annually to the nation's most versatile college football player. - Mississippi State football

07/16/2013 - 2013 PAUL HORNUNG AWARD WATCH LIST: LaDarius Perkins, Mississippi State...Perkins finished second in the SEC last season in all-purpose yards per game (125.8) and became the ninth player in MSU history to rush for 1,000 yards in a single season (1,024). The Doak Walker Award watch list member from a year ago was also one of only two running backs in the country (Adam Muema, San Diego State) to rush for a touchdown in each of his first seven games last fall. - Mississippi State football

 
Player News
05/13/2014 - Packers signed 12 rookie free agents: Perkins, 23, posted 4,253 all-purpose yards (second in school history) and 2,554 rushing yards (fifth in school annals) during his career. He started 12 games as a senior in 2013, rushing for 542 yards and two TDs on 137 carries (4.0 avg.) and adding 27 catches for 248 yards (9.2 avg.) and three TDs. As a junior in '12, Perkins was named second-team All-Southeastern Conference by The Associated Press after rushing for 1,024 yards and eight TDs on 205 attempts (5.0 avg.). - Green Bay Packers
 

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