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2017 NFL DRAFT
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J.J. Arrington

Height: 5-09 | Weight: 214 | College: California
 
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Overview

Positives … Has a compact, but muscular frame with good upper body thickness, good bubble, thick thighs and wide hips. … Has a good initial burst, above average stop-and-go action and change of direction agility. … Has the vision to recognize coverage and very good acceleration off the perimeter. … Anticipates running lanes well, quickly seeing the creases and defenders to instinctively burst and elude. … Slides and hits the seams with urgency and quickness. … Has good balance and despite his size, can jump cut and power through the small crease. … Shows good patience waiting for blocks to develop on outside runs. … Has enough leg strength to burst through arm tackles and the second gear needed to separate when in the open. … Usually more than a one-miss type and he can quickly accelerate after stopping and shows good hip swerve and juke ability. … Carries the ball in either arm and has improved his ball security in 2004. … Not used much in a variety of roles in the passing game, but is adequate on flares and screens.

Negatives … Little indecisive at times when he attacks the inside holes. … Has had ball security issues in the past, but made steady improvement there in 2004. … Because of his size, his weight room strength does not always translate to the field. … Can get crumpled by solid contact, and gets tripped too easily. … Marginal route runner who rounds his cuts and struggles to track the ball over his head. … More of a body catcher who leaves his feet to catch high and low balls. … Mostly aligned deep as a tailback, so he can accelerate before attacking the hole, but he will need to line up closer to scrimmage at the pro level. … Steps up aggressively to pass block, but his size allows defenders to simply run over him. … He tries to pick up and cut in the open, but lacks the strength to be effective there.

2004 Season

Emerged as one of the Pac-10 Conference's premier running backs … Churned out a conference-leading 5.7 yards per rush (tied with Arizona State's Loren Wade), netting 607 yards on 107 carries in 13 games … Also caught 21 passes for 178 yards (8.5 avg) and scored eight touchdowns (five rushing, three receiving) … Shared tailback duties with Adimchinobe Echemandu, starting vs. Utah and Washington … Fumbled the ball four times, turning it over three times … Lost 24 yards on 107 carries.

2003 GAME Analysis

Kansas St … Began his Cal career with touchdown receptions of 22 yards from Aaron Rodgers and 7 yards from Reggie Robertson.

Southern Mississippi … Came off the bench to rush for 114 yards on 16 carries. Illinois … Scored his first touchdown in a Cal uniform on a 5-yard run that capped a 61-yard, 9-play drive in the first quarter.

Arizona … Ran for 92 yards and touchdowns of 1 & 45 yards.Arizona State … Collected 52 yards and a 24-yard score on seven carries and caught three passes for 39 yards.Washington … Produced 185 yards on 14 attempts with a 15-yard touchdown and also had a 30-yard reception.Virginia Tech (Insight Bowl) … Finished the season with 37 yards on 11 attempts … Caught five passes for 38 yards and a 2-yard touchdown … Returned two kickoffs for 39 yards.

JUNIOR COLLEGE

Attended the College of the Canyons (Cal) from 2001-02 … Came into his own as a sophomore, earning 2002 All-Region III honors by the California Community College Football Coaches Association and JC Athletic Bureau … Rushed for 769 yards and 19 touchdowns in only 135 carries as a sophomore, while also catching 30 passes for 320 yards and four additional scores … Added 549 yards and ten scores on 96 rushes (5.7 avg) in 2001 … His 19 rushing touchdowns in 2002 and 29 career rushing scores during his two-year stint were both school records … Also set or tied school marks for touchdowns in a game (five, twice) and season (23), and points in a game (30, twice), season (138) and career (198).

Injury Report

No injuries reported, but did not play in the 2003 Oregon State game.

Track

Social Welfare major … Born 1/23/83 … Resides in Nashville, North Carolina.

High School

CAMPUS: 4.39 in the 40-yard dash. … 365-pound bench press. … 440-pound squat. … 308-pound power clean. … Right-handed. … 10/47 Wonderlic score. COMBINE: 4.43 in the 40-yard dash. … 2.57 20-yard dash. … 1.54 10-yard dash. … 4.1 20-yard shuttle. … 11.07 60-yard shuttle. … 6.81 three-cone drill. … 35-inch vertical jump. … 10'1" broad jump. …

Bench pressed 225 pounds 18 times. … 30 -inch arm length. … 8 -inch hands. … 14 Wonderlic score.

Personal

Lettered as a tailback at Northern Nash (Rocky Mount, N.C.) High School.

 
 
 

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