2014 NFL Combine Weigh-In Analysis: Running Backs



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This is the 2014 NFL Combine Weigh-In Recap for the running backs. Follow me @walterfootball for updates.


2014 NFL Combine: Weigh-In Recap - Running Backs
By Charlie Campbell - @draftcampbell

  • The top back in the draft is Ohio State's Carlos Hyde, and he checked in at 5-foot-11, 230-pounds. The bruising back could vault himself into the first round if he runs a fast 40 time at that weight. Hyde was listed at 6-foot, 242-pounds during the season, so it's conceivable that he dropped some weight to get faster for the Combine. He has a burst, so a good 40 seems entirely possible.

  • LSU running back Jeremy Hill is another back who passed the eyeball test. Hill (6-0, 233) had an accurate weight in his college listing but was two inches shorter than his listed height. Another bonus for Hill was having the largest hands of any running back (10 3/8). Hill showed a lot of speed for a big back, and he could improve his stock in Indianapolis.

  • Arizona running back Ka'Deem Carey (5-9, 207) is known as a speedy slasher. It helped him to show up over 200 pounds. He had been listed at 5-10, 196. It wouldn't be surprising if the athletic Carey does well in the field drills, as he showed nice receiving ability during his collegiate career.

  • Auburn running back Tre Mason (5-8, 207) was two inches shorter and 10 pounds heavier than his listed weight. Teams prefer running backs to be taller, but at least Mason has worked to fill out his frame and add armor for the NFL. Mason could use a fast 40 to help stand out in a crowded group of smaller, shifty runners.



  • Washington running back Bishop Sankey (5-9, 209) was close to his listed numbers of 5-10, 200. It was important for Sankey to not check in under 200 pounds, given his physical running style. Another positive for Sankey was his hand size (10 inches), which were the second-largest hands of any running back behind only Jeremy Hill.

  • Baylor running back Lache Seastrunk (5-9, 201) was smaller than expected by an inch in height and 10 pounds lighter. Seastrunk has stated that he wants to run a 40 time in the 4.3 range, so he probably dropped some weight to maximize his 40. More important for Seastrunk is to perform well in the receiving drills after he didn't catch a single pass in 2013.

  • Colorado State running back Kapri Bibbs could be a nice value pick this May. Bibbs checked in at 5-foot-9, 212-pounds which are fine for him, but he had some of the smallest hands (8 1/2) of any running back. Bibbs was a little shorter and heavier than expected, but his hand size is a concern for fumbling in the NFL.



  • Oregon running back De'Anthony Thomas should be primarily a slot receiver in the NFL. At 5-foot-8, 174 pounds, Thomas will have trouble handling a large number of carries as a running back. An injury forced him to miss significant time last year, and when he came back the Ducks' offense, there was no big role for him. Thomas is expected to run an electric 40 time, and if he doesn't meet those expectations, that will hurt his draft stock.

  • Florida State running backs Devonta Freeman (5-8, 206) and James Wilder Jr, (6-3, 232) were close to their listed numbers. Wilder, Jr. was never a starter for the Seminoles, and he needs a big Combine performance. Some sources believe that Wilder won't translate to the NFL because he's too tall and runs too upright. Freeman was the Seminoles' leading back in 2013 and could be a nice value pick.





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