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RB, Rashad Jennings, Liberty

RB, Rashad Jennings, Liberty

At A Glance
Position 1: Running Back Height: 6-1
Position 2:  Weight:  231
Class:  senior Age:  
Projected Round:  2nd  40time:  4.58
Combine/Proday Results
Bench Reps:29 Vertical:34
20yd Split:  2.65 Broad Jump:  10'0"
10yd Split:  1.61 20yd Shuttle:  4.2
3 Cone Drill:  6.86  

Pros:  Good size with well-developed upper body. Played in part-time zone read offense, sometimes in I-formation. Good vision, able to change directions using quick feet. Can stiff-arm and run through tacklers in the open field by lowering his pads.

Cons:  Played against a lower level of competition, although he had one year of experience in the Big East. Runs loose; must consistently keep the ball high and tight to prevent fumbles. Only gets in the way as a blocker, giving marginal effort.

Styg's Broncos Fit:  Another player we have seen before, and may be worth a look if the Broncos don't feel they can rely on what Torain offers. Jennings runs well inside, has a great stiff-arm and good vision. He played in some zone-offense at Liberty, and could learn and adjust well. He protects the ball, falls forward and gets downhill, while his cuts are decisive, but not top-level quick. He also tends to favor an upright running-style like Torain, which could wear him down with enough reps, though he does show he can run low, and may just need more coaching here. He could be very effective for Denver, but there are limited reps to analyze, so the 2nd round will likely be too high to take a chance. If I could, i would give him a 3.5 star rating, but as it is, I'll give him the benefit of the doubt and give him a four.

Around MHR:

From "Scouting HBs":

Rashad Jennings finished his impressive2008 campaign with 1,500 rushing yards and 17 touchdowns. For those of you who don't follow 1-AA football, Liberty went undefeated. The main reason is Rashad Jennings, who is literally carrying the Flames, Through six games, Jennings has 725 yards and eight touchdowns on a 5.6 YPC clip.


Around SBNation:

From Scouting Report at Mocking the Draft:

Largely an unknown to most football fans, Jennings is a transfer from Pittsburgh. There, he was the team's second-leading rusher as a true freshman in 2005. Jennings impressed with a solid week of practice at the East-West Shrine Game. Even though he played at a lower competition level, his game should translate to the NFL. He might just have to be in a rotation with a shifty speed back to be best utilized.



Scouting Reports and Offsite Links:

  • Jennings is a big and strong back. Is deceptively fast (4.60) for his size. A true downhill runner, Jennings does not "dance" around the pile. Great leg drive. Very tough to bring down inside. A workhorse-type of back. Very productive back. Does not turn the corner. Will get caught from behind.  [see more...]
  • RB Rashad Jennings again impressed scouts with a 4.52 40 time and a 6.79 three-cone drill. Both times were improvements over his 4.58 40 and 6.86 three-cone drill at the NFL Combine. Jennings weighed 231 pounds and carries his weight well for a man his size.  [see more...]