Draft Scouting Report

Rating: 72.85 (Chance to start)

Pro Comparison: Slower Dalvin Cook


Calm, cool, collected bouncy back. Glides past would-be tacklers on many of his runs. Used as a receiver and on jet sweeps often in his college's offense, which speaks to his athleticism and efficiency in space. But can explode through the second level to hit big plays. Vision is NFL-ready. Finds creases as they're materializing. Deceptively fast and smooth when changing directions. His versatility as a receiver (soft hands) makes him a fascinating prospect at the outset of the "Wide Back" era for skill-position players.


Not a big-time contact-balance type. Fast but doesn't play to the speed of his brother, Dalvin. Only one year of high-level productivity.


  • 2021: Career-long run of 67 yards in CFP title game
  • 2021: Career highs in rush yds (728), rec yards (284) and total TDs (11)
Next Game
vs Oregon Ducks (10-4)
  • Mercedes-Benz Stadium

SEC East Standings

Team Conf Overall
8-0 14-1
5-3 10-3
4-4 7-6
3-5 6-7
3-5 7-6
2-6 6-7
0-8 2-10

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 5-11, 190 lbs
Birthplace: Miami, FL