Prospect Profile: Ryan Fuqua

Ryan Fuqua School: Portland State
Ht: 5-9.5 Wt: 202 40: 4.61 Year: 5Sr

Bio: Four-year starter awarded varying degrees of all-conference honors since his freshman campaign. Finished with 193/1,021/9 on the ground as a senior, adding 15/161 receptions. Posted career rushing numbers of 1,586 yards and 15 touchdowns as a freshman.

Positives: Undersized yet productive back with good ball carrying intangibles. Patient, displays good vision and follows blocks. Quick footed and immediately cuts back against the grain or changes direction on a dime. Has a burst through the hole. Willing blocker who picks up stunts or twists thrown by defenders.

Negatives: Easily goes down on the first hit and not a runner who breaks tackles or picks up yardage off initial contact. Lacks the speed to run to daylight. Has watched his production slowly diminish after a tremendous freshman campaign.

Analysis: Lacking the ideal size/speed numbers for the next level, Fuqua's only shot is as a third down back in the NFL. Previous experience as a kick returner will come in handy.

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