Sunday, June 17, 2012
By proscoutdan Posted at 7:00 AM
STEVEN JACKSON: Oregon State, 6014 240 4.55. Junior-eligible. Two year starter. Had an excellent ’03 season. Big back. Fairly tall and sturdy. Durable. Can carry a heavy load. Athletic. Patient runner. Reads and follow blocks well. Short strider with juking moves in traffic and the ability to cut back. Gets outside well — has loose hips to turn the corner. Changes speeds well. Gets to high gear quickly through a hole. Keeps his feet active. Looks to spring on his finish. Has power but he runs a little tall at times, losing some power — not a consistent tackle breaker. Dances a little too much at times. Quality receiver. Has natural hands. Can extend and adjust for the low ball well. Has the body control to turn his body for the ball behind him. Good route runner. Can separate on cuts — has the speed to get deep against linebackers. Does a very good job on screens. Inconsistent but promising blocker. Shows the ability to bend his knees and slide his feet to stay with the rusher. A blue chip running back prospect with a fine combination of size, quickness, power, agility, and receiving skills.