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2013 Draft Prospect Notes: Running Backs

Posted Apr 19, 2013

The writers of Patriots Football Weekly have done their homework on all the prospects in this year's NFL Draft. Now, you can download the actual notes they took on all the top players, broken down by position for your convenience. Here are their notes on the running backs.

PROSPECT NOTES BY POSITION: QB | OL | RB | TE | WR

The writers of Patriots Football Weekly have done their homework on all the prospects in this year's NFL Draft. Now, you can download the actual notes they took on all the top players, broken down by position for your convenience.

* - indicates underclassman

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RUNNING BACKS
Rank Player School Ht. Wt. 40 Com
1 Eddie Lacy* Alabama 5-10 220 4.53 4.59
Notes: [Andy Hart] Better than Ingram, not as good as Richardson. Big. Fast enough. Lowers pads and churns legs. Finishes runs. Nice stop cuts and burst. [Erik Scalavino] Always driving his legs to finish off runs; reads blocks well; runs with attitude; decent hands. [Paul Perillo] No Comments.

2 Giovani Bernard* North Carolina 5-10 205 4.57 4.53
Notes: [Andy Hart] Keeps his feet, good vision and finishes runs. Catches and PR. Lot jump cuts. [Erik Scalavino] Smooth cutter with good initial burst; pumps his legs upon contact with defender; can't always outrun defenders. [Paul Perillo] No Comments.

3 Montee Ball Wisconsin 5-11 215 4.57 4.66
Notes: [Andy Hart] Can't argue production. Runs pretty upright. Fast enough. Tread on tire? [Erik Scalavino] Decisive to the hole, but also patient for blockers to do their jobs; cuts well; [Paul Perillo] No Comments.

4 Kenjon Barner Oregon 5-9 188 4.39 4.52
Notes: [Andy Hart] KR/PR. Patient with burst. Slipper. Football fast. Upright runner, problem for size. [Erik Scalavino] No Comments. [Paul Perillo] No Comments.

5 Andre Ellington Clemson 5-10 197 4.44 4.61
Notes: [Andy Hart] Some WOW runs. Keeps his feet well. Shifty, slippery and good at avoiding hits. [Erik Scalavino] No Comments. [Paul Perillo] No Comments.



THE REST:
Player School Ht. Wt. 40 Com
Stepfan Taylor Stanford 5-9 216 4.57 4.76
Notes: [Andy Hart] Pretty slow on tape. Little shifty and breaks arm tackles. Nothing elite. [Erik Scalavino] Not afraid of contact; also not the fastest in space; not as great at reading blocks as the others above. [Paul Perillo] No Comments.

Le'Veon Bell* Michigan State 6-2 244 4.62 4.6
Notes: [Andy Hart] Truly a big back. Not quick, but OK speed. Decent vision, but doesn't use size enough. [Erik Scalavino] No Comments. [Paul Perillo] No Comments.

Joseph Randle* Oklahoma State 6-0 200 4.5 4.63
Notes: [Andy Hart] Not afraid to lower his shoulder. Lacks elite speed but decent burst. [Erik Scalavino] No Comments. [Paul Perillo] No Comments.

Theo Riddick Notre Dame 5-11 200 4.52 4.68
Notes: [Andy Hart] Was WR. Quick. Good change of direction. Burst. Slippery. Makes people miss. [Erik Scalavino] No Comments. [Paul Perillo] No Comments.

Mike Gillislee Florida 5-11 207 4.56 4.55
Notes: [Andy Hart] Good burst and playmaker. Shifty. Solid power for his size. Big plays. Intriguing. [Erik Scalavino] No Comments. [Paul Perillo] No Comments.

Johnathan Franklin UCLA 5-10 201 4.5 4.49
Notes: [Andy Hart] Fumble issues. 3rd down back. Quick feet. Not phyiscal. Good but not elite speed. [Erik Scalavino] No Comments. [Paul Perillo] No Comments.

Marcus Lattimore* South Carolina 6-0 220 4.62  
Notes: [Andy Hart] Never was fast, now two ACL injuries? Good size. Upright. Not fluid runner. [Erik Scalavino] Biggest concern is his knees. When healthy, had good burst, acceleration; decent receiver. [Paul Perillo] No Comments.

Christine Michael Texas A&M 5-10 221 4.49 4.54
Notes: [Andy Hart] Injury history. Runs low. Good burst. Thick build. Fast enough. Lowers boom. [Erik Scalavino] No Comments. [Paul Perillo] No Comments.

Jawan Jamison* Rutgers 5-8 200 4.52 4.68
Notes: [Andy Hart] Good hands and burst. Lowers head. Phyiscal for size. Good wiggle. [Erik Scalavino] No Comments. [Paul Perillo] No Comments.

Ray Graham Pittsburgh 509 192 4.54 4.8
Notes: [Andy Hart] Knee injury. Shifty. Burst. Runs like Faulk. [Erik Scalavino] No Comments. [Paul Perillo] No Comments.

Robbie Rouse Fresno State 5-6 186 4.52  
Notes: [Andy Hart] No Comments. [Erik Scalavino] No Comments. [Paul Perillo] No Comments.

Dennis Johnson Arkansas 5-8 212 4.52  
Notes: [Andy Hart] No Comments. [Erik Scalavino] No Comments. [Paul Perillo] No Comments.

Rex Burkhead Nebraska 5-11 210 4.52 4.73
Notes: [Andy Hart] Tough. Not overly fast or quick. Scrappy. Keeps his feet. Finishes runs. [Erik Scalavino] No Comments. [Paul Perillo] No Comments.

Cierre Wood* Notre Dame 6-0 215 4.48 4.56
Notes: [Andy Hart] Suspended 2 games. Decent size/speed combo. Can be slippery at times. [Erik Scalavino] No Comments. [Paul Perillo] No Comments.

Miguel Maysonet Stony Brook 5-9 205 4.56  
Notes: [Andy Hart] Doesn't show elite speed or quickness on tape. Bread loaf ball carrier. [Erik Scalavino] No Comments. [Paul Perillo] No Comments.

Kerwynn Williams Utah State 5-8 196 4.44 4.48
Notes: [Andy Hart] Tiny. PR. Goes down easy. Bounces everything. Total speed-based guy. [Erik Scalavino] No Comments. [Paul Perillo] No Comments.

Onterio McCalebb Auburn 5-10 164 4.36 4.34
Notes: [Andy Hart] Tiny. Speed-based. Lots of big holes on his plays. [Erik Scalavino] Insert Comments. [Paul Perillo] Insert Comments.

D.J. Harper Boise State 5-9 205 4.48  
Notes: [Andy Hart] No Comments. [Erik Scalavino] No Comments. [Paul Perillo] No Comments.

Zac Stacy Vanderbilt 5-8 215 4.49 4.55
Notes: [Andy Hart] Decent vision and power. Finishes. Wiggle. Not quick through hole. [Erik Scalavino] No Comments. [Paul Perillo] No Comments.

George Winn Cincinnati 5-11 210 4.59 4.75
Notes: [Andy Hart] Tough. Resilient. OK vision. Just a college back.. [Erik Scalavino] No Comments. [Paul Perillo] No Comments.

Montel Harris Temple 5-8 206 4.56  
Notes: [Andy Hart] No Comments. [Erik Scalavino] No Comments. [Paul Perillo] No Comments.

Knile Davis* Arkansas 6-0 226 4.52  
Notes: [Andy Hart] Insert Comments. [Erik Scalavino] No Comments. [Paul Perillo] No Comments.

Spencer Ware* LSU 5-11 225 4.62  
Notes: [Andy Hart] No Comments. [Erik Scalavino] No Comments. [Paul Perillo] No Comments.

Stefphon Jefferson* Nevada 5-11 210 4.56  
Notes: [Andy Hart] No Comments. [Erik Scalavino] No Comments. [Paul Perillo] No Comments.

Michael Ford* LSU 5-10 216 4.46  
Notes: [Andy Hart] No Comments. [Erik Scalavino] No Comments. [Paul Perillo] No Comments.



FULLBACKS
Rank Player School Ht. Wt. 40 Com
1 Lonnie Pryor Florida State 6-0 230 4.54  
Notes: [Andy Hart] No Comments. [Erik Scalavino] No Comments. [Paul Perillo] No Comments.

2 Zach Line Southern Methodist 6-0 233 4.65  
Notes: [Andy Hart] No Comments. [Erik Scalavino] No Comments. [Paul Perillo] No Comments.

3 Tommy Bohanon Wake Forest 6-1 247 4.76  
Notes: [Andy Hart] Insert Comments. [Erik Scalavino] Insert Comments. [Paul Perillo] Insert Comments.

4 Zach Boren Ohio State 6-0 245 4.78  
Notes: [Andy Hart] No Comments. [Erik Scalavino] No Comments. [Paul Perillo] No Comments.

5 Braden Wilson Kansas State 6-3 254 4.80  
Notes: [Andy Hart] No Comments. [Erik Scalavino] No Comments. [Paul Perillo] No Comments.



THE REST:
Player School Ht. Wt. 40 Com
Kyle Juszczyk Harvard 6-1 248 4.73  
Notes: [Andy Hart] No Comments. [Erik Scalavino] No Comments. [Paul Perillo] No Comments.

Michael Zordich Penn State 6-0 233 4.72  
Notes: [Andy Hart] No Comments. [Erik Scalavino] No Comments. [Paul Perillo] No Comments.

Eric Stevens Cal 6-0 242 4.83  
Notes: [Andy Hart] No Comments. [Erik Scalavino] No Comments. [Paul Perillo] No Comments.

Taimi Tutogi Arizona 6-1 260 4.74  
Notes: [Andy Hart] No Comments. [Erik Scalavino] No Comments. [Paul Perillo] No Comments.

Richard Samuel Georgia 6-0 238 4.67  
Notes: [Andy Hart] No Comments. [Erik Scalavino] No Comments. [Paul Perillo] No Comments.

Kelly Johnson Alabama 6-2 229 4.82  
Notes: [Andy Hart] No Comments. [Erik Scalavino] No Comments. [Paul Perillo] No Comments.



PROSPECT NOTES BY POSITION: QB | OL | RB | TE | WR

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