2011 RB Draft Class Top-5, The Notes

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Mikel LeShoure, Illinois

  • very purposeful running
  • good vision
  • good footwork
  • lacks agility
  • initiates contact
  • good hands
  • very aware player
  • lacks top-end speed
  • great 7-yard acceleration
  • takes a “pause-step” before hitting hole, like Fred Taylor
  • very patient runner, takes planned steps
  • lacks top speed
  • protects ball
  • loves to lower upper body, head especially to punish the D
  • willing to dive
  • really reminds me of Fred Taylor, just no “5th-gear”
  • runs well with defenders around legs and feet
  • uses head like that Earl Campbell clip you know you’ve seen.