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RB | (6-0 7/8, 225, 4.62) | Louisville
by Pro Football Weekly
Drafted by: Kansas City, Pick 21, Round 4 , Overall 115

Notes: Was slated to redshirt in 1995 but wound up playing because of injuries and carried 96 times for 416 yards and two touchdowns, although he did not play in the first five games. Tore his anterior cruciate ligament in the '96 opener and had to redshirt. Had surgery. Began '97 as a backup but wound up as the leading rusher on the team, carrying 120-573-5 and catching 10 passes for 45 yards. Backup in a one-back offense in '98, when he carried 43-307-3 and caught 5-39. Took over as the starter in '99 and had a big year, despite missing one game with a hand injury. Carried 233-1,289-17 and caught 38-285.

Positives: Good size and run vision. Can see the hole and knows how to use his blockers. Has adequate speed. Runs hard and will work to finish his runs. Can catch the ball.

Negatives: Is not a really nifty runner. Does not cut and change directions very well or make that many tacklers miss. Runs very upright, which makes him a bigger target and makes it easier to strip him of the ball.

Summary: Nothing really stands out about this player, but he can't be overlooked because of his production.