NFL Draft Scouting Report:Gerald Riggs Jr.

Gerald Riggs Jr./RB/Tennessee

Full Name: Gerald Riggs Jr.    School: Tennessee

Ht: 6-0 Wt: 215 40: 4.51

Pos: Big, powerful back who is an outstanding athlete. Tough on the inside, strong and aggressively puts his shoulders into opponents, running over defenders to pick up yardage off initial contact. Sees the field, finds  cutback lanes and has a burst through the hole. Can run to daylight. Works to set up blocks, patient and makes defenders miss in a small area. Attacks blocking assignments helping out in pass protection.

Neg: Previously labeled an attitude player and uncoachable. Straight-linish and not overly creative.

Analysis: A nice sized runner with solid computer numbers, Riggs has been on a tear since the late part of his junior campaign. Needs to continue the momentum then show well in pre-draft interviews. Has the opportunity to be a relatively high draft choice who can impact a team at the next level.

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