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2023 NFL Draft Scouting Report: RB Devon Achane

Big Board ranking: #39

Positional ranking: #4



Position: RB

College: Texas A&M

Class: Junior

Age: 21



Height: 5’8 1/2”

Weight: 188 lbs.

Arm length: 29”

Hand size: 8 1/2″


Athletic testing

40-yard dash: 4.32 sec.

10-yard split: 1.51 sec.

Vertical jump: 33.0”

Broad jump: N/A

Bench press: N/A

3-cone drill: N/A

Short shuttle: N/A



Blazing speed and a big-play threat on every touch. Superb strength and balance for his size. Deadly on sweeps. Explodes when he sees a crease. Very slippery runner. Great feet and juke cuts. Presses runs to the outside before bursting upfield on cutback opportunities. Excellent instincts between the tackles. Terrific pacing and stop-start ability as an inside runner. Patient allowing blocks to develop. Quick and elusive to make defenders miss in the hole. Impressive strength to shed arm tackles. Drives forward on contact. Very good recognition to bounce runs back or outside. Exceptional feel and vision in the open field. Quick stiff arm. Runs very crisp routes with downfield creativity. Too fast to stick with on wheel routes. Experience running routes outside the numbers. Able to catch in contested coverage. Switches hands with the ball and has solid overall security. Top-tier pound-for-pound toughness. Phenomenal stamina. Showed he will stick his nose in as a pass protector. Handled monster workloads in 2022 with a ton of touches coming between the tackles. Rushed 38 times for 215 yards and two touchdowns in final career game (win over No. 5 LSU). Started career as an explosive change-of-pace option behind Isaiah Spiller. Dangerous kick returner with two career touchdowns.



Smaller size as a feature runner for the NFL despite usage in final season. Will drop his eyes and miss a hole when the blocking isn’t clean. Not as elusive before he gets going. Had some focus drops in the flat.


NFL comparison

Warrick Dunn



Overall, Achane is a fast, explosive runner that has proven himself as both a focal point and complementary backfield option. The pure speed, toughness, and upside in the passing game should make him a target at the top of Round 2.