5’11” – 216 lbs. – 4.62
Cousin of Samaje Perine and Myles Jack. Was the Gators’ second-leading rusher as a freshman, finishing with 91-421-1 (4.6). Led the team’s running-back committee the following year with 136-562-8 (4.1). Saw his production increase to 134-826-7 (6.2) in a more efficient junior year, then went 132-676-6 (5.1) as a senior, also adding 40-262-5 through the air (caught a total of thirty-two passes through the first three years combined.) Never carried the full load in college but Combine measurements are in line with what teams generally look for at the position these days in terms of size/bulk; does appear to have a little bit of a thin build in the lower body, though. Carried the ball out of his share of pro-style, single-back formations with heavy personnel groupings, although the team went into shotgun formations as well. Has pretty good vision to find what’s there on a given play, with solid cuts and some burst in the hole; able to recognize cutback lanes, with the footwork to hit them most of the time. Played on a team that had some trouble blocking at times and showed the ability to make defenders miss in the backfield at times, creating small gains when it had looked like he might have been stuffed in the backfield. Gets up to speed quickly and does a good job of finishing his runs by falling forward. Gets low and has enough shiftiness to win one-on-one in the open field. However, may lack the top-end speed to hit home runs at the pro level; more of a chunk-gainer who only had runs of twenty yards or more in two games last season. Also doesn’t have much of a power-element; doesn’t break many tackles, or, despite his overall competitiveness, have the type of leg drive to successfully fight for much yardage after the initial contact. Pretty reliable in terms of ball-security, with just four career fumbles on 565 touches; did not fumble the ball during his senior season. Saw his role in the passing game expand this past season, and actually looks like a pretty competent receiver despite double-catching some passes. Can make delayed releases, swing out, or even line up as a receiver at times and catch passes on short out routes. Also a willing blocker in pass protection; not the most powerful, but doesn’t shy away from contact and engages from his feet, usually with proper extension; functioned as a lead blocker out of the backfield in the run game as well. Not the biggest, fastest, most powerful, or most explosive back in the class, but does can do a ltitle bit of everything, combining good vision and agility with ball security. Looks like a potential mid-rounder.