The big name on the Baylor Bears is of course Robert Griffin III, the next player to be drafted from their offense will be Kendall Wright the WR, but loss in the shuffle is an emerging power back who has averaged nearly 6 yards per carry the past two seasons. He won’t be an every down back in the N.F.L, but could be a nice goal line back, and power running back with the potential to develop into a reliable two down running back.
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6’0 239 pounds. 31 5/8 inch arms, 9.25 inch hands
4.67 forty yard dash, 37.5 inch vertical (a top performer), 119 inch vertical, 7.15 3 cone drill, 4.25 20 yard shuttle, 11.65 20 yard shuttle
Great size…nose for the end-zone…Does a good job getting positive yards and falling forward when he’s tackled…has an ok first step for a guy his size and gets upfield quickly…Seems to be a guy who will be a great locker room presence…has been durable…deceptive athletic ability…breaks a lot of tackles against linebackers and defensive backs (once he gets going)
To say he’s not a receiving threat would be an understatement…doesn’t have great speed…doesn’t routinely create separation or his own yardage…should try to thin out a bit to improve his athleticism…really unreliable blocker absolutely has to improve in this area to play consistently…doesn’t play as big as he can with his size
Player comparison: Brandon Jacobs/Michael Turner
He plays more like Brandon Jacobs, but he looks more like Michael Turner. I think he doesn’t have the upside of Michael Turner, but he could be the kind of player Jacobs has been. A guy who breaks a few big plays every year, but generally just is three yards and a cloud of dust, Jacobs big problem though his game is based on his emotions and when he’s not happy he doesn’t run with the same power and intensity which makes him almost useless. Ganaway doesn’t seem to have that problem.
Originally I projected him into the 5th or 6th round range, but could see him going in the fourth or fifth round range now
Senior runner in third season at Baylor (former transfer from Houston, played freshman year under Art Briles at UH)… Big, tough back specializes in short-yardage situations… Has squatted 600 pounds and benched 395 pounds… Two-time Dean’s List and three-time Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll selection… Graduated from Baylor in December 2010 with degree in general studies… Traveled to Kenya for mission trip with Baylor student-athletes in May 2010.
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