5'9 JJ Taylor - 185
5'9 Jaret Patterson - 194
5'6 Boston Scott - 203
5'7 Devin Singletary - 203
5'7 Clyde Edwards-Helaire - 207
5’8″ Phillip Lindsay –
5’8″ Mekhi Sargent –
5’8″ Trayveon Williams –
5’8″ Jaylen Warren –
5’8″ Tyler Badie –
5’8″ Jerrion Ealy –
5’8″ Austin Walter –
5’8″ De’Montre Tuggle –
5’8″ Darrell Henderson –
5’8″ JaMycal Hasty –
You decide how successful those guys are/were. And most, if not all of them are bigger than 5'5 177
Size (height & weight) are the obvious concern. Im not as worried about durability. Im sure hes a tough kid.
Holes in college are creases in the NFL. It is very rare to go untouched running the ball. Can he run through NFL type contact? I dont think so. He is stopped on first contact.
He is a complete liability as a pass protector.
Hes never returned punts and very few KOs.
He lacks elite explosion and acceleration for his size. Kind of a long strider type. Dances to much while trying to find a hole.
Extreme minus catch radius. And lacking elite quickness will limit separation, especially against bigger quicker slot CBs.
So where does he get touches and provide value to warrant a roster spot?
You just gonna throw him out there on first down and hand it to him? Knowing hes merely an all or nothing runner? How many second and 10+ downs do you want to get into?
He wont ever be in the backfield as a blocker on passing downs. Maybe screen game? Like we really run much of those. Swing passes? After two games of that defenses will be keying on when hes in and shutting that down.
Slot. Don't see it. We have better options to use.
Returns? Cut Turpin for a guy whos never done it and is most likely worse at it.
He cant play any other special teams.
I just don't see it.