Prospect Profile: David Underwood

David Underwood School: Michigan
Ht: 5-11 Wt: 225 40: 4.65 Year: 4Sr

Bio: Began the season as the team's starting running back yet suffered a concussion early in the campaign and posted just 29/132/2 for the year. Totaled career numbers of 52/270/2 as a junior playing behind Chris Perry.

Positives: Well-built ball carrier with solid size/speed numbers and running back instincts. Displays a burst through the hole, the ability to get outside around tackle and follows blocks anywhere on the field. Quick footed and bounces around defenders or piles. Displays good vision as a blocker or ball carrier. Patient, keeps his feet moving up the field and works runs.

Negatives: Lacks the ability to run to daylight. Marginal overall playing experience.

Analysis: A career backup at Michigan, Underwood looked good when he finally moved into the starting position last season before injury halted his campaign. Looks polished and could end up being one of the bargains in this draft should he remain healthy.

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