Robert Turbin, Running Back, Utah State 2012 NFL Draft Scouting Report

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Junior (RS)

5’10” 222 pounds, 31 inch long arms, 9 3/4 inch hands

4.50 forty yard dash, 28 bench press reps, 122 inch broad jump, 7.16 seconds 3 cone drill, 4.31 20 yard shuttle


Scouting Report

The first thing I thought when I saw Turbin was, “Wow, this guy is huge.” He’s really imposing physically and he translates that to the field. He’s been absolutely dominant for Utah State over his last two seasons, averaging 6.3 yards per carry in 2009 and nearly seven yards per carry in 2011. He is quick to the hole and is used out of a lot of different offensive looks (gun, pistol, single back, I-back). Runs low and has excellent balance and deceptive speed for a guy his size. Surprisingly great on third downs as a receiver out of the backfield. Really complete looking back with the whole package. Missed the entire 2010 season with a knee injury, so that has to be considered a concern, but he is really shooting up draft boards and for good reason. Foot injury in 2007 caused him to take a medical redshirt. Good quickness and a nose for the end zone. Really good at keeping a low center of gravity, making it tough for defenders to bring him down. I will be very interested to see how this guy does at offseason workouts, because on the field he is everything coaches look for. Should be a nice steal for a team in the 2nd or 3rd round.

PROS: Runs low, size, quickness, balance, nose for end zone, receiving/third down capabilities, elusive, hard to track down in the open field…good speed for his size as well…and showed off terrific athleticism at the combine

CONS: Injury history (foot, knee), competition level, sometimes goes down too easily on initial contact if play doesn’t develop…needs a lot of work as a pass blocker

Projected round

Mid 3rd to early fourth

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