However, finishes his runs low, does a great job making himself small through tight areas and rarely subjects his body to big hits between the tackles. Possesses the vision to routinely spin off would be tackles, maintains balance and keeps his legs churning through contact.
Also, displays a good feel at the line of scrimmage, is patient allowing blocks to set up in front of him and exhibits the cut back ability with both legs to instantly explode laterally. Possesses very quick feet, natural fluidity through the hips and routinely can snap off sharp/sudden cuts at full speed and make defenders miss.
Can put a pair of cuts together and has the shimmy to consistently create on his own. Is quicker than fast though. Seems to tighten up a bit once he gets into the open field allowing himself to get upright and can be tracked down from behind. Looks like a 4.5 guy.
However, he’s a two stepper who accelerates extremely quickly and can initially outpace angles. Will catch the football out of the backfield. Possesses a good feel for the pass game, adjust well to the throw and again is very shifty after the catch. However, at this stage lacks the size/power to hold up in blitz pick up in the NFL.
Impression: Needs to add a little more bulk to his frame. However, he’s sudden, dynamic in tight areas and can consistently make defender miss and accelerate. If he can add some weight without losing the quickness, looks like a potential change of pace/reserve type back to me."
Is slippery with jackrabbit lateral quickness — can jump-cut, stop, start and string moves together with vision to pick his way through traffic and elude tacklers.
Has good hands and is able to create after the catch.
Competitive runner who could increase his value by showing well as a kick returner this fall."
Also a good pass receiver, but isn’t big enough to be an effective blocker; indeed, size is a huge issue as he is barely 175 pounds and while he has been a workhorse for the Buffs has been dinged at times including 2008 when he missed four games due to a broken leg."