April 16, 2011

2011 Running Back Prospects

#22 Mark Ingram, RB, Alabama

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1. Mark Ingram*
Experience: Junior | School: Alabama
Height: 5-9 | Weight: 215 lbs. | Arm: 30 3/4 in. | Hand: 9 1/2 in.
40 Time: N/A | Bench: N/A | Projected: Round 1-2


Analysis:
Ingram ran a much better 40 at his pro day, but his draft stock was/is unaffected. He is still a first round lock. (3/13/11)

Best running back in the draft, but he still has something to prove. He had reportedly lost about 10-12 pounds before the combine, but I think he played at 215 all season. (2/25/11)

Season Stats:
158 Attempts, 875 Rushing Yards (5.5 YPC), 11 TD




2. Mikel Leshoure*
Experience: Junior | School: Illinois
Height: 6-0 | Weight: 227 lbs. | Arm: 32 5/8 in. | Hand: 9 1/2 in.
40 Time: N/A | Bench: N/A | Projected: Round 1-2


Analysis
Leshoure is a big prospect who can be a feature back in the NFL. He has great size and can break plenty of tackles. He does not have elite speed and has some development ahead of him, but he is a nice talent. (2/26/11)


Season Stats:
281 Attempts, 1,697 Rushing Yards (6.0 YPC), 17 TD




3. Ryan Williams**
Experience: Sophomore | School: Virginia Tech
Height: 5-9 | Weight: 212 lbs. | Arm: 30 3/4 in. | Hand: 9 in.
40 Time: N/A | Bench: N/A | Projected: Round 1-2


Analysis
One of the most talented running backs in the draft, Ryan Williams has the speed, vision, burst, and toughness to be a great NFL running back. He had some trouble with ball security and injuries in college, but will pay dividends for a team in need of a running back. (2/26/11)


Season Stats:
110 Attempts, 477 Rushing Yards (4.3 YPC), 9 TD




4. Daniel Thomas
Experience: Senior | School: Kansas State
Height: 6-0 | Weight: 230 lbs. | Arm: 32 3/8 in. | Hand: 9 in.
40 Time: N/A | Bench: N/A | Projected: Round 2-3


Analysis
Daniel Thomas has great size, burst and vision, and should have a good NFL career. To become a complete back, he'll have to improve in pass protection and be an effective receiver in the passing game, but he still has second round value. (2/26/11)


Season Stats:
297 Attempts, 1,586 Rushing Yards (5.3 YPC), 19 TD




5. Jordan Todman*
Experience: Junior | School: Connecticut
Height: 5-9 | Weight: 203 lbs. | Arm: 32 in. | Hand: 9 3/8 in.
40 Time: N/A | Bench: N/A | Projected: Round 2-3


Analysis:
Todman has put on some weight over the past month, which is a good thing. He may not be an every down back in the NFL, but the Combine should help raise his stock. (2/25/11)

Season Stats:
334 Attempts, 1,695 Rushing Yards (5.1 YPC), 14 TD




6. DeMarco Murray
Experience: Senior | School: Oklahoma
Height: 6-0 | Weight: 213 lbs. | Arm: 32 in. | Hand: 9 1/4 in.
40 Time: N/A | Bench: N/A | Projected: Round 2-3


Analysis:
Murray has lost stock value since the beginning of the season. He was once considered a first to second round pick. (2/25/11)

Season Stats:
282 Attempts, 1,214 Rushing Yards (4.3 YPC), 15 TD




7. Kendall Hunter
Experience: Senior | School: Oklahoma State
Height: 5-7 | Weight: 199 lbs. | Arm: 31 in. | Hand: 8 3/4 in.
40 Time: N/A | Bench: N/A | Projected: Round 3-4


Analysis
Hunter is a solid back on third down situations. He is undersized, but he is quick and was very productive in college with healthy. (2/26/11)

Season Stats:
271 Attempts, 1,548 Rushing Yards (5.7 YPC), 16 TD




8. Shane Vereen*
Experience: Junior | School: California
Height: 5-10 | Weight: 210 lbs. | Arm: 30 5/8 in. | Hand: 9 in.
40 Time: N/A | Bench: 31 Reps | Projected: Round 3-4


Analysis
Vereen could be a potential second round pick, and he continues to rise. (3/13/11)

Wow! Vereen looks like an NFL running back. He added about 7 pounds to his frame, and he benched pressed 225 pounds a whopping 31 times! That's more than most of the offensive linemen! Well done kid. (2/26/11)


Season Stats:
231 Attempts, 1,167 Rushing Yards (5.1 YPC), 12 TD




9. Jacquizz Rodgers*
Experience: Junior | School: Oregon State
Height: 5-6 | Weight: 196 lbs. | Arm: 30 1/2 in. | Hand: 8 7/8 in.
40 Time: N/A | Bench: N/A | Projected: Round 3-4


Analysis:
Quizz is close to 200 pounds, but he is only 5-6. The good thing is, it will be even harder for defenses to see him running through holes. (2/25/11)

Season Stats:
256 Attempts, 1,184 Rushing Yards (4.6 YPC), 14 TD




10. Taiwan Jones*
Experience: Junior | School: Eastern Washington
Height: 6-1 | Weight: 200 lbs. | Arm: 31 in. | Hand: 8 3/4 in.
40 Time: N/A | Bench: N/A | Projected: Round 3-4


Season Stats:
N/A




11. Jamie Harper*
Experience: Junior | School: Clemson
Height: 5-11 | Weight: 233 lbs. | Arm: 30 3/8 in. | Hand: 8 7/8 in.
40 Time: N/A | Bench: N/A | Projected: Round 4-5


Season Stats:
197 Attempts, 760 Rushing Yards (3.9 YPC), 7 TD




12. Delone Carter
Experience: Senior | School: Syracuse
Height: 5-9 | Weight: 222 lbs. | Arm: 31 in. | Hand: 9 1/2 in.
40 Time: N/A | Bench: N/A | Projected: Round 4-5


Season Stats:
231 Attempts, 1,233 Rushing Yards (5.3 YPC), 9 TD




13. Stevan Ridley*
Experience: Junior | School: LSU
Height: 5-11 | Weight: 225 lbs. | Arm: 31 7/8 in. | Hand: 9 1/4 in.
40 Time: N/A | Bench: N/A | Projected: Round 4-5


Season Stats:
249 Attempts, 1,147 Rushing Yards (4.6 YPC), 15 TD




14. Derrick Locke
Experience: Senior | School: Kentucky
Height: 5-8 | Weight: 188 lbs. | Arm: 28 7/8 in. | Hand: 9 in.
40 Time: N/A | Bench: N/A | Projected: Round 5-6


Season Stats:
166 Attempts, 887 Rushing Yards (5.3 YPC), 10 TD




15. Bilal Powell
Experience: Senior | School: Louisville
Height: 5-11 | Weight: 207 lbs. | Arm: 30 7/8 in. | Hand: 8 3/4 in.
40 Time: N/A | Bench: N/A | Projected: Round 5-6


Season Stats:
229 Attempts, 1,405 Rushing Yards (6.1 YPC), 11 TD



16. Dion Lewis**
Experience: Sophomore | School: Pittsburgh
Height: 5-7 | Weight: 193 lbs. | Arm: 28 1/8 in. | Hand: 8 3/4 in.
40 Time: N/A | Bench: N/A | Projected: Round 5-6


Season Stats:
219 Attempts, 1,061 Rushing Yards (4.8 YPC), 13 TD




17. Da'Rel Scott
Experience: Senior | School: Maryland
Height: 5-11 | Weight: 211 lbs. | Arm: 32 1/2 in. | Hand: 9 in.
40 Time: N/A | Bench: N/A | Projected: Round 6-7


Season Stats:
122 Attempts, 708 Rushing Yards (5.8 YPC), 5 TD




18. Mario Fannin
Experience: Senior | School: Auburn
Height: 5-10 | Weight: 231 lbs. | Arm: 30 3/4 in. | Hand: 9 1/2 in.
40 Time: N/A | Bench: N/A | Projected: Round 6-7


Season Stats:
61 Attempts, 395 Rushing Yards (6.5 YPC), 5 TD




19. Darren Evans*
Experience: Junior | School: Virginia Tech
Height: 6-0 | Weight: 227 lbs. | Arm: 31 3/4 in. | Hand: 9 3/4 in.
40 Time: N/A | Bench: N/A | Projected: Round 6-7


Season Stats:
151 Attempts, 854 Rushing Yards (5.7 YPC), 11 TD




20. Alex Green
Experience: Senior | School: Hawaii
Height: 6-0 | Weight: 225 lbs. | Arm: 32 in. | Hand: 9 1/8 in.
40 Time: N/A | Bench: N/A | Projected: Round 7-FA


Season Stats:
146 Attempts, 1,199 Rushing Yards (8.2 YPC), 18 TD