Stewart is an incredibly strong, tough and aggressive athlete. He has honed his blocking skills to become one of preeminent lead blockers in the draft. He is not only strong at the point of attack, but possess the skill to catch the ball out of the backfield.
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Stewart has a great motor and is extremely versatile, finishing his career at Auburn with 398 receiving yards, the seventh-most in school history by a running back.
In 2007, Stewart contributed 14 catches for 214 yards. He also chipped in two rushing TDs, a testament to his ability to be a multi-purpose back.
Stewart ran a 4.66 in the 40-yard dash at the NFL Combine and his vertical jump came in at 39".
He can be a contributor on special teams, as well, as evidenced by his four tackles and recovered fumble in kick coverage.
Notes from the Nest
Apparently, the Cardinals have a thing for running backs named Stewart.
Arizona brought in Oregon running back Jonathan Stewart for a private visit. The main purpose of the visit was to inspect the progress Stewart has made since offseason toe surgery.
Stewart averaged 6.2 yards per carry as a senior, more than two full yards better than Edgerrin James' average last season. However, it appears Stewart doesn't have the home-run ability that Ken Whisenhunt is looking for in a backup running back.
The player who has that big-play ability is East Carolina running back Chris Johnson. AZRedReport.com first broke the story that Johnson was visiting the Cardinals, as Samantha Fillerup reported in this article way back on March 23.