NFL Draft Report: Tailback Grades

NFL scout Dave-Te' Thomas ranks the 96 tailbacks in the draft, a group that includes only one sure first-rounder: Alabama's Trent Richardson. Boise State's Doug Martin and Virginia Tech's Davis Wilson could sneak into the first round, as well.

Here are the top 96 tailbacks in the draft, as rated by NFL Draft Report's Dave-Te' Thomas. "Round" is Thomas' prediction. "Grade" is based on pro potential. For an explainer on the grades, click here.

Thomas awarded Richardson a perfect 9.0 grade.

"Not since the days of Emmitt Smith have I had the pleasure of seeing the most complete running back to enter the draft," Thomas said. "Not since Bo Jackson have I ever given a player a 'perfect' grade. That is, not until today"


RICHARDSON, Trent (Jr.)  

Alabama

Height: 5:092 Weight: 228 40-yard time: 4.49

Round: 1 Grade: 9.0


MARTIN, Doug  

Boise State

Height: 5:092 Weight: 223 40-yard time: 4.46

Round: 1-2 Grade: 6.5


WILSON, David (Jr.)  

Virginia Tech

Height: 5:095 Weight: 206 40-yard time: 4.38

Round: 1-2 Grade: 6.4


TURBIN, Robert  

Utah State

Height: 5:100 Weight: 222 40-yard time: 4.42

Round: 3-4 Grade: 6.4


MILLER, Lamar (Jr.)    

Miami

Height: 5:106 Weight: 212 40-yard time: 4.46

Round: 2 Grade: 6.4


JAMES, LaMichael (Jr.)    

Oregon

Height: 5:080 Weight: 194 40-yard time: 4.35

Round: 2-3 Grade: 6.3


POLK, Chris  

Washington

Height: 5:104 Weight: 215 40-yard time: 4.52

Round: 2-3 Grade: 6.2


PEAD, Isaiah  

Cincinnati

Height: 5:101 Weight: 197 40-yard time: 4.39

Round: 3 Grade: 6.0


GRAY, Cyrus  

Texas A&M

Height: 5:103 Weight: 206 40-yard time: 4.40

Round: 3-4 Grade: 5.8


BAKER, Edwin (Jr.)    

Michigan State

Height: 5:080 Weight: 204 40-yard time: 4.44

Round: 4 Grade: 5.7


PIERCE, Bernard (Jr.)    

Temple

Height: 6:002 Weight: 218 40-yard time: 4.45

Round: 3 Grade; 5.6


HILLMAN, Ronnie (Jr.)    

San Diego State

Height: 5:086 Weight: 200 40-yard time: 4.42

Round: 4 Grade: 5.6


BALLARD, Vick  

Mississippi State

Height: 5:102 Weight: 219 40-yard time: 4.59

Round: 4-5 Grade: 5.5


RAINEY, Chris  

Florida

Height: 5:083 Weight: 180 40-yard time: 4.36

Round: 4-5 Grade: 5.5


POOLE, Tauren  

Tennessee

Height: 5:100 Weight: 205 40-yard time: 4.48

Round: 5-6 Grade: 5.4


GANAWAY, Terrance  

Baylor

Height: 5:114 Weight: 239 40-yard time: 4.61

Round: 5-6 Grade: 5.4


SMITH, Michael  

Utah State

Height: 5:085 Weight: 207 40-yard time: 4.32

Round: 6 Grade: 5.3


HERRON, Dan  

Ohio State

Height: 5:096 Weight: 213 40-yard time: 4.57

Round: 6 Grade: 5.3


BOLDEN, Brandon  

Mississippi

Height: 5:107 Weight: 222 40-yard time: 4.55

Round: 6-7 Grade: 5.2


RAINEY, Bobby  

Western Kentucky

Height: 5:073 Weight: 205 40-yard time: 4.53

Round: 7/FA Grade: 5.1


THOMAS, Adonis  

Toledo

Height: 5:086 Weight: 185 40-yard time: 4.46

Round: 7 Grade: 5.1


MEGGETT, Davin

Maryland

Height: 5:082 Weight: 211 40-yard time: 4.50

Round: 6-7 Grade: 5.0


HAMPTON, Jewel (Jr.)  

Southern Illinois

Height: 5:085 Weight: 218 40-yard time: 4.56

Round: 7/FA Grade: 5.0


SCOTT, Darrell (Jr.)  

South Florida

Height: 6:001 Weight: 231 40-yard time: 4.68

Round: 7/FA Grade: 4.9


MORRIS, Alfred  

Florida Atlantic

Height: 5:097 Weight: 219 40-yard time: 4.63

Round: 7 Grade: 4.9


RICHARDSON, Daryl  

Abilene Christian

Height: 5:104 Weight: 196 40-yard time: 4.47

Round: 7/FA Grade: 4.9


ALEXANDER, Alvester (Jr.) 

Wyoming

Height: 5:103 Weight: 206 40-yard time: 4.45

Round: 7/FA Grade: 4.8


CARTER, Raymond  

Colorado State

Height: 5:114 Weight: 217 40-yard time: 4.46

Round: 7/FA Grade: 4.8


RICHARDSON, Daryl  

Abilene Christian

Height: 5:104 Weight: 196 40-yard time: 4.47

Round: PFA Grade: 4.8


DEMPS, Jeff

Florida

Height: 5:08.1 Weight: 184 40-yard time: 4.29

Round: PFA Grade: 2.0 (Olympics)


BROWN, Bryce (Jr.)  

Kansas State

Height: 5:114 Weight: 223 40-yard time: 4.48

Round: PFA Grade: 4.8


ALEXANDER, Alvester (Jr.) 

Wyoming

Height: 5:103 Weight: 206 40-yard time: 4.45

Round: PFA Grade: 4.8


CARTER, Raymond  

Colorado State

Height: 5:114 Weight: 217 40-yard time: 4.46

Round: PFA Grade: 4.8


GRAY, Jonas  

Notre Dame

Height: 5:096 Weight: 223 40-yard time: 4.58

Round: 7/FA Grade: 2.5


CREER, Lennon  

Louisiana Tech

Height: 5:113 Weight: 219 40-yard time: 4.67

Round: PFA Grade: 4.8


DUNBAR, Lance  

North Texas

Height: 5:083 Weight: 203 40-yard time: 4.52

Round: PFA Grade: 4.7


GRIMES, Jonathan  

William & Mary

Height: 5:100 Weight: 207 40-yard time: 4.56

Round: PFA Grade: 4.7


TYLER, Marc  

Southern California

Height: 5:105 Weight: 219 40-yard time: 4.70

Round: FA Grade: 4.7


BALL, Mike (Jr.)  

Nevada

Height: 5:084 Weight: 206 40-yard time: 4.54

Round: PFA Grade: 4.7


BAILEY, Antwon  

Syracuse

Height: 5:063 Weight: 194 40-yard time: 4.56

Round: FA Grade: 4.7


BEALL, Bryce  

Houston

Height: 5:105 Weight: 224 40-yard time: 4.63

Round: PFA Grade: 4.7


WHITTAKER, Foswhitt  

Texas

Height: 5:090 Weight: 193 40-yard time: 4.49

Round: FA Grade: 2.5


ANTOLIN, Keola

Arizona

Height: 5:072 Weight: 196 40-yard time: 4.61

Round: FA Grade: 4.7


CADET, Travaris  

Appalachian State

Height: 5:116 Weight: 209 40-yard time: 4.66

Round: FA Grade: 4.7


HARRIS, Mike  

Murray State

Height: 5:087 Weight: 193 40-yard time: 4.68

Round: FA Grade: 4.7


EACHUS, Nate  

Colgate

Height: 5:100 Weight: 214 40-yard time: 4.58

Round: FA Grade: 4.7


GREEN, Stephfon  

Penn State

Height: 5:086 Weight: 204 40-yard time: 4.46

Round: FA Grade: 4.6


STEWART, Rodney  

Colorado

Height: 5:066 Weight: 179 40-yard time: 4.56

Round: FA Grade: 4.6


THOMAS, Jermaine  

Florida State

Height: 5:107 Weight: 196 40-yard time: 4.56

Round: FA Grade: 4.6


SHAW, Michael  

Michigan

Height: 6:001 Weight: 195 40-yard time: 4.50

Round: FA Grade: 4.6


PURVIS, Deante'  

Nevada-Las Vegas

Height: 5:095 Weight: 198 40-yard time: 4.37

Round: FA Grade: 4.6


COTTON, Paris  

Central Michigan

Height: 5:066 Weight: 190 40-yard time: 4.48

Round: FA Grade: 4.6


MINEFEE, Austin  

Southern Utah

Height: 5:083 Weight: 204 40-yard time: 4.47

Round: FA Grade: 4.6


ANDERSON, Victor  

Louisville

Height: 5:077 Weight: 185 40-yard time: 4.67

Round: FA Grade: 4.6


FORD, Jason  

Illinois

Height: 5:103 Weight: 251 40-yard time: 4.69

Round: FA Grade: 4.6


WHITING, Darryl  

Fordham

Height: 6:024 Weight: 226 40-yard time: 4.63

Round: FA Grade: 4.6


TURNER, Kenny  

New Mexico State

Height: 5:100 Weight: 192 40-yard time: 4.52

Round: FA Grade: 4.6


DAVIS, Enrique  

Mississippi

Height: 5:110 Weight: 220 40-yard time: 4.65

Round: FA Grade: 4.6


McNORTON, D.J.  

North Dakota State

Height: 5:097 Weight: 218 40-yard time: 4.80

Round: FA Grade: 4.5


JONES, Roddy  

Georgia Tech

Height: 5:084 Weight: 201 40-yard time: 4.60

Round: FA Grade: 4.5


BENNETT, Duane  

Minnesota

Height: 5:087 Weight: 213 40-yard time: 4.63

Round: FA Grade: 4.5


WEAVER, Ronnie  

Central Florida

Height: 5:103 Weight: 202 40-yard time: 4.74

Round: FA Grade: 4.5


JONES, Ty  

Florida State

Height: 5:102 Weight: 205 40-yard time: 4.76

Round: FA Grade: 4.5


BANYARD, Joe  

Texas-El Paso

Height: 5:106 Weight: 206 40-yard time: 4.59

Round: FA Grade: 4.5


McCANTS, Ryan  

Oregon State

Height: 6:017 Weight: 234 40-yard time: 4.50

Round: FA Grade: 4.5


ELLIOTT, Robert  

Mississippi State

Height: 6:005 Weight: 210 40-yard time: 4.56

Round: CMP Grade: 4.5


PEEPLES, Embry  

Georgia Tech

Height: 5:084 Weight: 194 40-yard time: 4.49

Round: CMP Grade: 4.5


MCCARTY, Princeton  

Idaho

Height: 5:077 Weight: 192 40-yard time: 4.43

Round: CMP Grade: 4.5


RODGERS, Mark  

Cal Poly

Height: 5:073 Weight: 171 40-yard time: 4.52

Round: CMP Grade: 4.5


DI LUIGI, J.J.  

Brigham Young

Height: 5:080 Weight: 190 40-yard time: 4.67

Round: CMP Grade: 4.4


HERNANDEZ, Jonathan  

Massachusetts

Height: 5:080 Weight: 194 40-yard time: 4.61

Round: CMP Grade: 4.4


RANDOLPH, Jonas  

Mars Hill

Height: 5:075 Weight: 188 40-yard time: 4.64

Round: CMP Grade: 4.4


WILLIAMS, Isaac

Baylor

Height: 6:003 Weight: 203 40-yard time: 4.41

Round: CMP Grade: 4.4


LAWSON, Derek  

Arkansas State

Height: 5:103 Weight: 210 40-yard time: 4.60

Round: CMP Grade: 4.4


DOUGLAS, Chris  

Missouri State

Height: 5:087 Weight: 212 40-yard time: 4.56

Round: CMP Grade: 4.4


GILLEYLEN, Curenski

Nebraska

Height: 5:112 Weight: 213 40-yard time: 4.47

Round: CMP Grade: 4.4


LEGGETT, Ashton  

Illinois State

Height: 5:101 Weight: 230 40-yard time: 4.65

Round: CMP Grade: 4.4


PERRY, Darriet  

Florida International

Height: 5:084 Weight: 212 40-yard time: 4.70

Round: CMP Grade: 4.4


PENDERGRASS, Brandon  

Wake Forest

Height: 5:086 Weight: 200 40-yard time: 4.52

Round: CMP Grade: 4.4


MITZ, Logwone  

Washington State

Height: 6:000 Weight: 233 40-yard time: 4.72

Round: CMP Grade: 4.3


KYLES, D.D.  

Middle Tennessee

Height: 6:006 Weight: 201 40-yard time: 4.54

Round: CMP Grade: 4.3


WILLIAMS, Morgan  

Toledo

Height: 5:095 Weight: 198 40-yard time: 4.67

Round: CMP Grade: 4.3


BROWN, Zach  

Pittsburgh

Height: 5:085 Weight: 212 40-yard time: 4.77

Round: CMP Grade: 4.3


DRING, Rustin  

Nebraska-Kearney

Height: 6:001 Weight: 200 40-yard time: 4.54

Round: CMP Grade: 4.3


HOLLINGSWORTH, Jay  

Duke

Height: 5:097 Weight: 208 40-yard time: 4.67

Round: CMP Grade: 4.3


McNEIL, Daronte  

Elizabeth City State

Height: 6:005 Weight: 210 40-yard time: 4.58

Round: CMP Grade: 4.3


MOORE, De'Vion  

Missouri

Height: 5:074 Weight: 204 40-yard time: 4.68

Round: CMP Grade: 4.3


COPPAGE, Levell  

Wisconsin-Whitewater

Height: 5:067 Weight: 186 40-yard time: 4.65

Round: CMP Grade: 4.3


ANDERSON, Andre  

McNeese State

Height: 5:065 Weight: 188 40-yard time: 4.60

Round: CMP Grade: 4.3


HARRIS, A.J.  

Elon

Height: 6:005 Weight: 212 40-yard time: 4.64

Round: CMP Grade: 4.3


CLARK, Asher  

Air Force

Height: 5:076 Weight: 192 40-yard time: 4.52

Round: CMP Grade: 4.3


TERRY, Jacquise  

Kent State

Height: 5:106 Weight: 198 40-yard time: 4.59

Round: CMP Grade: 4.3


PALMER, C.J.  

Montana State

Height: 6:001 Weight: 233 40-yard time: 4.73

Round: CMP Grade: 4.3


GORDON, Cliffton  

Illinois State

Height: 5:101 Weight: 220 40-yard time: 4.74

Round: CMP Grade: 4.3


HARDEN, Donte  

Ohio University

Height: 5:095 Weight: 175 40-yard time: 4.75

Round: CMP Grade: 4.3


WILSON, Charlie  

Morehouse

Height: 5:102 Weight: 184 40-yard time: 4.54

Round: CMP Grade: 4.3




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