Monday, January 9, 2012
By proscoutdan Posted at 7:00 AM
RASHARD MENDENHALL: Illinois, 5101 225 4.45. Junior entry. One year starter. Playing time covered three years. Good vision and cut back ability. Team runs the spread option offense. Good blocker on blitz pickup. Can run the outside rusher by the quarterback. Inconsistent anchor. Will get driven back at times. Runs hard. Good balance on his hit and spin move. Catches ball control passes in his hands. Good adjust to bad passes. Runs with strength and power. Can run away from defenders. In their offensive scheme, he gets the edge by the option. Bender/weaver type runner down the field. Explosive through the hole to burst up the field. Excellent inside vision and running instincts. Drives legs on contact. Not easy to bring down. Strong lower body. OSR:5/33. First round. (A-31 3/8, H-10 7/8, SS-4.21, BP-26).