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2020 NFL Draft Scouting Report: RB DeeJay Dallas


Big Board ranking: #88

Positional ranking: #7

 

Overview

Position: RB

College: Miami

Class: Junior

Age: 21

 

Measurables

Height: 5’10 1/8”

Weight: 217 lbs.

Arm length: 30 5/8”

Hand size: 9 1/4″

 

Athletic testing

40-yard dash: 4.58 sec.

Vertical jump: 33.5”

Broad jump: 119.0”

Bench press: N/A

3-cone drill: 7.18 sec.

Short shuttle: 4.32 sec.

 

Strengths

Great overall build and strength. Runs with impressive power and determination. North-south runner. Light feet. Smooth for a power back. Tremendous contact balance. Rips through arm tackles and fights for extra yards. Very physical. Underrated top speed when he picks up a head of steam. Will lower his shoulder into a defender. Above average vision and patience. Decisive when he sees a crease. Runs with great pace when he breaks the line of scrimmage. Follows his blockers in space. Effective on screen passes. Good hands. Ideal ball security. Covers up in traffic. Can stone guys in pass protection. Former high school quarterback that took snaps in wildcat formation at Miami. Potential star on special teams.

 

Weaknesses

Acceleration is just average. Could be better recognizing cutback or bounce opportunities behind the line of scrimmage. Route tree is limited.

 

NFL comparison

Kerryon Johnson

 

Conclusion

Overall, Dallas is a physical runner that can rip off chunk yardage thanks to an impressive combination of power, vision, and contact balance. If he is available on Day 3, teams should jump at the opportunity to take Dallas as a potential starter that shows three-down promise.

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