Scouting Report: Mewelde Moore

Quietly, Mewelde Moore has put together a pair of the most productive seasons in NCAA history and is a quality skill player productive as both a ball carrier and pass catcher. Moore's size and abilities have caught the eye of many NFL scouts. Here's our report on Conference USA's top running back.

Full Name:  Mewelde Moore           School: Tulane

Ht:    6-1        Wt:   220      40:    4.58

Year:   3Jr           Number:      26

Stats/ Bio:

2001: Rushed for 262/1421/5.4/8 and caught 65/756/11.6/7, winning All Conference honors.  First player in NCAA Division I-A history to rush for over 1,250 yards and catch more than 60 passes in the same season. Broke Tulane's 53-year old record for single-season rushing (1,421) and shattered the school and Conference USA single-season all-purpose yardage marks (2,259), finishing third in the nation in that category. First player in school history to gain 100 yards rushing (131) and 100 yards receiving (130) in the same game (versus Navy, 11/10/01). Led Tulane in receptions (65) and had a pair of 100-yard receiving games to go with seven 100-yard rushing games. Posted back-to-back 200-yard games versus Southern (201) and Cincinnati (249), setting the Tulane single-game record for yards during the latter game while also breaking C-USA and Tulane records for all-purpose yards in a game with 336 (249 rush, 87 receiving). Also set the single season record for most rushing attempts (262). 

2000: Ran for 174/890/5.1/2, starting 7 of 10 games when he also caught 33/350/10.6/1.  Turned in the best-ever rushing seasons in school history by a freshman. Ranked second in Conference USA in rushing, averaging 89 yards per game. Posted five 100-yard rushing games with three straight over the century mark. 

Scouting Report:

The Good:  Productive collegiate runner with nice skills for the next level.  Instinctive back with excellent vision, fundamentals and balance.  Sets up and follows his blocks at the line of scrimmage or down the field, patient and always keeps the play in bounds working his runs, trying to pick up positive yardage.  Quick footed, makes defenders miss but also powerful and breaks  tackles, gaining yardage of initial contact.  Runs with forward lean, aggressively puts his shoulders into the opponent and drives his feet up the field.  Relatively elusive on the interior.  Exceptional receiver with natural hands when used as a pass catcher out of the backfield.  

The Bad: Not an explosive or fast runner, lacks speed through the hole and the ability to run to daylight.  

The Skinny:  Nice upside potential with the instincts and size to play at the next level.  Top 75 choice should he leave college then run well prior to the draft.

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