Ronnie Brown School: Auburn
Ht: 6-0 Wt: 233 40: 4.49 Year: 5Sr
Bio: All-Conference selection as a senior after
totaling 153/913/8 on the ground and adding 34/
313/1 as a pass catcher. Posted career rushing
numbers as a sophomore of 175/1,008/13. Used
in the starting lineup at running back and fullback.
Positives: Well-built ball carrier with outstanding
size/speed numbers. Displays excellent vision,
immediately finds the hole and possesses good
football intangibles. Follows blocks at the line of
scrimmage or down the field. Excellent awareness
in all aspects of his game. Solid footwork
for a big ball carrier. Makes himself the hot
receiver on blitzes and help out the quarterback.
Negatives: Indecisive blocking and tentative at times.
Not a quick-footed, elusive runner who creates
if nothing is available.
Analysis: A competitive
back with outstanding physical skills, Brown
proved himself to be a "do-it-all" ball handler in
‘04. Improved every facet of his game last season,
especially his blocking and pass catching,
and as a result will be an early first-round pick.
Ht: 5-10.5 Wt: 222 40: 4.55 Year: 4Sr
Bio: 2004 Doak Walker Award winner and a
unanimous all-conference choice after posting
326/1,834/19 on the ground and adding 22/179/
1 as a pass catcher. Led Texas in rushing the
past four years.
Positives: Big, powerful ball carrier
who controls games or breaks them wide open.
Patient back who displays vision at the line of
scrimmage or down the field. Possesses some
wiggle and juke in his runs, sets up defenders,
making them miss at the point. Very tough
to bring down.
Negatives: Gives minimal attempts
blocking. Seemingly goes down rather easily at
times or finishes the play running out of bounds.
Experienced fumbling problems this season.
Made some very selfish comments prior to his
junior campaign when asked to share the load
at running back.
Analysis: Benson has all the
physical skills to be a premier NFL back. Must
pick up the tempo of his blocking. A franchise
running back when hitting on all cylinders.
Ht: 5-11 Wt: 217 40: 4.50 Year: 4Sr
Bio: All-conference selection last season as well
as SEC Special Team's Player of the Year. Led
Auburn on the ground, posting 239/1,165/12,
adding 21/152/1 as a pass catcher and averaging
11.4 yards on 22 punt returns, with 18.8
yards on 8 kick returns. Fractured his left fibula
during sophomore campaign.
elusive runner who combines both the physical
and mental skills to produce at the next level.
Fast around the corner, has a burst of speed
and can run to daylight. Game-breaking return
specialist. Effective picking up blitzes and blocking
in pass protection.
Negatives: Not a strong back
effective in short yardage situations. Ducks his
head blocking, which makes it difficult for him to
finish. Has had problems fumbling the ball in the
Analysis: A ball handler who possesses
great explosion and quickness, Williams offers
excellent upside for the next level. Comes off a
Senior Bowl where he was effectively used in a
West Coast system.
Marion Barber III
Ht: 5-11.5 Wt: 221 40: 4.49 Year: 3Jr
Bio: All-Conference selection the past two
seasons. Rotated into the starting lineup as
a junior yet still produced a career high 231/
1,269/11 on the ground after 207/1,196/17 the
Positives: Nice sized interior runner with
a good array of ball handling skills. Sees the
field, displays the ability to cut back in a small
area and avoids defenders or piles. Patient.
Displays good footwork through the trash,
straight arms opponents to keep runs alive
then aggressively puts his shoulders down
and drives up the field. Possesses the agility
to get outside around the corner
pick up the intensity blocking. Not winning out
in any foot races.
Analysis: A productive ball
carrier with good blood lines, Barber offers
potential as a feature runner at the next level.
Has a smooth style and plays faster than he
looks on film. Also does a solid job catching
the ball when it is thrown in his direction.
Ht: 6-1.5 Wt: 246 40: 4.57 Year: 4Jr
Bio: Led the team in rushing as a junior posting
146/938/20 while adding six receptions. Second
team all-conference choice last year. Sophomore
totals included 166/790/10. Began his college
career at Florida State.
Positives: Punishing interior
ball carrier who can handle a heavy work load.
Possesses great power, can be his own blocker
and breaks several tackles during a single run.
Also displays good running vision. Fluid ball
handler who looks like he's gliding on the field.
Looks like a runaway locomotive on the open
Negatives: Lacks overall quickness and does not
possess a burst through the hole. Marginal skills
as a pass catcher. Occasionally lined up at fullback
yet does not attack blocking assignments.
Analysis: A big, brutish ball carrier, Shelton has
the natural skills to be a feature running back at
the next level. Could pick up the intensity in several
different areas, yet possesses good running
School: Louisiana Tech
Ht: 5-8.5 Wt: 210 40: 4.50 Year: 3Jr
Bio: Two-year starter and WAC Offensive Player
of the Year last season after rushing totals of
288/1,774/18 with 15/116/1 as a receiver. Allconference
selection as a sophomore after 199/
1,300/10 on the ground.
Positives: Tough, intelligent
ball carrier effective anywhere on the field. Sees
the field, sets up blocks and immediately finds
the running lanes. Cuts back against the grain,
elusive and has the ability to beat defenders
around the corner. Slips the grasp of defenders,
has a darting style and uses an effective straightarm
to keep runs alive. Solid pass catcher.
Must concentrate on ball security, as he will
fumble at times. Gives marginal attempts blocking
and is overrun in pass protection.
Very productive the past two seasons, Moats
projects well as a third down back at the next
level. Though he possesses marginal size to
be a feature runner, he is a complete back who
could also see spot duty as a starter in the NFL.
School: Oklahoma State
Ht: 5-9.5 Wt: 212 40: 4.65 Year: 4Jr
Bio: All-conference selection who became a
full-time starter last season, leading the team
on the ground with 250/1,454/12. Spent time
in the Colorado Rockies farm system before
entering OSU. Will be 25 years old by draft
Positives: Explosive straight line running back
with excellent power. Runs with forward lean,
displays a burst of speed and quick through the
hole. Breaks the first tackle and carries the pile.
Displays top first-step quickness and can switch
Negatives: Does not display top lateral speed
and has difficulty if he must immediately change
direction. Does not create and has difficulty running
east/west. Must improve his blocking techniques.
Ran poorly during his Pro-Day workout.
Analysis: A well-sized, explosive ball carrier,
Morency possesses top physical skills for the
next level. Lacks flexibility and is a ball carrier
who needs room to work, yet he should produce
for an offense that rotates ball carriers.
Kay Jay Harris
School: West Virginia
Ht: 6-0.5 Wt: 241 40: 4.65 Year: 4Sr
Bio: Second-team all-conference selection as
a senior after leading the Mountaineers on the
ground with 140/825/9 while adding 16/131/2
catching the ball. Played minor league baseball.
Will be 28 years old before draft day.
Well-sized interior ball carrier who can handle
the load. Patient back who sees the field, finds
the hole, then breaks several tackles during a
single hand off. Possesses a burst of speed.
Adequate speed and agility around tackle.
Wastes a lot of motion and not an efficient,
streamlined runner. Does not display the ability
to change direction or cut back running full
speed. Struggled with minor nicks and bruises
the past two seasons.
outstanding size/speed numbers for the next
level and showing flashes of dominance carrying
the ball, Harris is a prospect worthy of being
a top-45 choice at face value. Harris sits as a
late first day choice best suited in a system that
rotates ball carriers.
Ht: 6-0.5 Wt: 207 40: 4.65 Year: 3Jr
Bio: Became a full-time starter last season and
led the team on the ground with 222/1,267/10,
averaging 5.7 yards per carry. Also added
35/266/2 as a receiver.
Positives: Well-sized ball
carrier with a penchant for breaking the long
run. Sees the field, follows blocks and keeps
driving up the field. Excellent short yardage
runner. Deceptively elusive, quickly cuts back
against the grain. Displays good blocking vision,
chips defenders, disrupting their angle to the
Negatives: Not a smooth back and looks like
he's laboring most of the time. Does not run
with great body control. Lacks the speed to run
to daylight and possesses just adequate size.
Analysis: A productive ball carrier consistently
progressing on the football field, Fason has the
size and build to be a productive runner at the
next level. May take some time adjusting to a
pro style offense but has the tools to eventually
develop into a featured ball carrier.
Ht: 5-9 Wt: 214 40: 4.48 Year: 4Sr
Bio: Junior college transfer who emerged as
one of the nation's top backs last season after
totaling 289/2,018/15 on the ground and adding
21/121 as a pass catcher. Averaged more than
six yards per attempt on almost 400 carries the
past two seasons.
Positives: Hard-running, tough ball
carrier with marginal size for the next level. Waits
for blocks to develop and displays good first-step
quickness. Has a burst through the hole, beats
defenders around the corner and keeps his feet
moving up the field. Quickly cuts back against
the grain, making defenders miss, and displays
excellent footwork. Outstanding ball-carrying
instincts as well as vision.
Negatives: Lacks the speed
to run to daylight. Not a back who creates something
out of nothing. Struggled at the Senior
Bowl as his lack of size seemingly hindered him
Analysis: Tremendously productive on
the college level as Cal's feature ball handler last
season. Offers a lot of skill for the next level, yet
lacks the size to handle the workload and better
suited as a situational running back.
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