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Melvin Gordon Scouting Report

Posted by Brad On January - 5 - 2015
"Melvin Gordon"

Jesse Johnson-USA TODAY Sports

Melvin Gordon – Wisconsin

Height: 6000      

Weight: 213

Age when drafted: 22

Hometown: Kenosha, WI

Position 1: RB

Position 2: N/A

Collegiate Number: 25

40: TBD

225: TBD



3-cone: TBD

Games Scouted: 2013 – Arizona St, Ohio St, Penn St 2014 – LSU, Nebraska, Ohio State, Auburn

Background: Melvin Gordon attended Bradford High School in Kenosha, Wisconsin. He earned the Wisconsin Gatorade Football Player of the Year after a senior season that saw him rush for over 2,000 yards. Gordon doubled as a track athlete with PR’s of 6.39 at 55 meters and 10.95 at 100 meters. In addition, Gordon excelled as a long jumper with a personal best of 23 ft 7 in. Gordon was regarded as a 4-star recruit and considered Iowa, Wisconsin, and Michigan. Originally he committed to Iowa but chose Wisconsin instead.

As a freshman, Gordon rushed for 98 yards before injuring his groin and receiving a medical redshirt. Stuck behind, Montee Ball and James White as a sophomore, Gordon flashed his gamebreaking ability in the Big Ten Championship Game when he went for 216 yards on just nine carries. 2013 would be Gordon’s coming out party as he rushed for 1,609 yards and 12 touchdowns. Gordon returned to Wisconsin for his junior season in 2014 and solidified himself as a top 3 back in the country. Gordon rushed for 2,336 yards (before Outback Bowl) and 26 TD’s on his way to a Heisman finalist campaign. Read the rest of this entry » «Melvin Gordon Scouting Report»

Marcus Lattimore Scouting Report

Posted by Brad On April - 15 - 2013
"Marcus Lattimore"

Daniel Shirey-US PRESSWIRE

Marcus Lattimore – South Carolina

Height: 5112

Weight: 221

Age when drafted: 21

Hometown: Duncan, SC

Position: RB

Collegiate Number: 21

Combine notables: DNP

Games Viewed: 2012 – Vanderbilt, Kentucky, Missouri, Georgia 2011 – Georgia 2010 – Alabama, Auburn


Marcus Lattimore attended Byrnes High School and was ranked as a five star recruit by all scouting services. He was one of the most highly decorated players in country and chose South Carolina over Auburn on national signing day.

Lattimore would make his presence felt from day one as a true freshman. He burst onto the national stage when he rushed for almost 1,200 yards, which included over 100 yards in three contests. Lattimore would continue his success through the first seven and a half games of his sophomore season before a knee injury ended his season prematurely. Lattimore finished with 818 yards on 163 carries as a sophomore.

Lattimore’s junior season would be a season to prove he could play at 100% following a serious knee injury. As the season wore on, Lattimore progressed as he rushed for 662 yards through nine contests. Lattimore would be unable to complete his junior season following a devastating knee injury that would have some questioning whether he would play at all in 2013.

Lattimore’s recovery has been newsworthy as he’s believed to be on track with playing this coming season. A remarkable recovery given the seriousness of the injury. The only concerns with Lattimore is the durability question following two serious knee injuries that ended his seasons in consecutive seasons. Read the rest of this entry » «Marcus Lattimore Scouting Report»

Eddie Lacy Scouting Report

Posted by Brad On April - 6 - 2013
"Eddie Lacy"

Eileen Blass-USA TODAY Sports

Eddie Lacy – Alabama

Height: 5110

Weight: 231

Age when drafted: 22

Hometown: Geismar, LA

Position: RB

Collegiate Number: 42

Combine notables: DNP

Games Viewed: 2012 – LSU, Texas A&M, Georgia, Missouri, Michigan, Arkansas, Auburn, Notre Dame 2011 – Arkansas, LSU


Eddie Lacy graduated from Dutchtown High School in Geismar, LA where he was a standout running back garnering a four star ranking from Lacy was rated as the 13th best back and 116th overall prospect in the 2009 recruiting class by Rivals.

Lacy redshirted in 2009 and emerged as the third string back behind Heisman winner Mark Ingram and 2012 No. 3 overall pick Trent Richardson. Despite being third on the depth chart, Lacy gained 406 yards on 56 carries and 6 TD’s during his redshirt freshman season.

Lacy would move up one spot with Ingram heading to the NFL but was still stuck behind Trent Richardson in 2011. Even so, he managed to carry the ball 95 times for 674 yards and 7 TD’s.

2012 would be Lacy’s year to carry the load but the talented Alabama squad had true freshman T.J. Yeldon to spell him. Lacy toted the ball 204 times for 1,322 yards and 17 TD’s.  Read the rest of this entry » «Eddie Lacy Scouting Report»

Johnathan Franklin Scouting Report

Posted by Brad On April - 4 - 2013
"Johnathan Franklin"

Richard Mackson-US PRESSWIRE

Johnathan Franklin – UCLA

Height: 5100

Weight: 205

Age when drafted: 23

Hometown: Los Angeles, CA

Position: RB

Collegiate Number: 23

Combine notables: 4.49 40, 1.54 10 split, 31.5” vertical, 4.31 short shuttle, 6.89 3-cone, 18 bench reps

Games Viewed: 2012 – Rice, Nebraska, Stanford, Baylor 2011 – Houston, Stanford, USC


Johnathan Franklin was a three-year letter winner at Dorsey High School. Franklin was a standout at running back and earned four stars from

Franklin redshirted in 2008 but was a standout on scout team earning recognition for his efforts. In 2009, Franklin started eight games and played in all thirteen. He led the team in rushing with 566 yards and 5 TD’s. In 2010, Franklin emerged winning team MVP when he totaled 1,127 yards and 8 TD’s on the ground. Franklin lost some steam as junior in 2011 despite averaging 5.9 yards per carry. His senior season served as a breakout season when he rushed for 1,734 yards and 13 TD’s. Most importantly, Franklin showed that he could be a factor in the passing game as he caught 33 passes for 323 yards and 2 TD’s. Read the rest of this entry » «Johnathan Franklin Scouting Report»

Giovani Bernard Scouting Report

Posted by Brad On March - 11 - 2013

"Giovani Bernard"Giovani Bernard – North Carolina

Height: 5083

Weight: 202

Age when drafted: 21

Hometown: Davie, FL

Position: RB

Collegiate Number: 26

Combine notables: 4.53 40, 1.53 10 split, 33.5” vertical, 4.12 short shuttle, 6.91 3-cone, 19 bench reps

Games Viewed: 2012 – Virginia Tech, NC State, Duke, Miami 2011 – Clemson, Missouri, Miami


Bernard is the son of Haitian immigrants and was born in Davie, Florida. His older brother is former Oregon State RB Yvenson Bernard. Played his high school football at St. Thomas Aquinas in Fort Lauderdale, FL. He was the No. 2 RB in the state of Florida and originally committed to Notre Dame. He opted to play at North Carolina later in the process.

Bernard tore his ACL during the third day of practice in 2010, as a true freshman. Redshirted his freshman year. Returned in 2011 as North Carolina’s starting tailback. Ran for 1,253 yards and 13 TD’s as redshirt freshman. Bernard entered the 2012 season as one of the top backs in the country and didn’t disappoint. Rushed for 1,228 yards and 12 TD’s. In addition he caught 47 receptions for 490 yards and 5 TD’s as a redshirt sophomore in 2012. Read the rest of this entry » «Giovani Bernard Scouting Report»