Is patient when allowing his blocks to set up, but goes down far too easy on contact. Isn't explosive attacking the line of scrimmage, plays at one speed and simply doesn't have the kind of second gear to threaten defenses at the second level. Lacks the shiftiness/fluidity to create on his own and make a man miss in tight quarters.
Displays decent footwork as a runner and takes short compact steps, which makes it hard to knock him off balance. Exhibits the ability to put his foot in the ground and cut against the grain and does showcase the willingness to lower his pad level into defenders and finish runs. However, just isn't real dynamic with the ball in his hands.
Impression: Lacks the power/burst to ever have a respectable yards per carry average in the NFL."
Positive: One-time highly rated running back prospect who's fallen off the radar screen due to off-the-field issues. Runs with good quickness and resilient. Displays the ability to adjust off the initial hit, regain his balance, and pick up yardage off initial contact. Keeps his feet moving up the field and works to pick up as much yardage as possible. Effectively follows blocks, finds the running lanes, and has a burst. Solid receiver who makes catches away from his frame.
Negative: Lacks the speed to turn the corner and possesses just a short-area burst. Numerous off-the-field issues will raise red flags.
Analysis: Prior to his dismissal last September, Washington was considered a potential late round choice and a potential short-yardage runner/receiver out of the backfield. He's now undraftable and must quickly make a positive impression in camp this summer to find a spot on a roster."