A former walk-on, Andy Janovich played as a true freshman at Nebraska en route to a brilliant four-year career for the Cornhuskers.
A quality fullback with lead-blocking chops, Janovich also makes big plays on special teams. He had 13 tackles on kick and punt returns in 2015 and was relentless in his pursuit of the ball.
Janovich is agile through the hole and has the speed to track down linebackers in space. His run fits are solid, and he has enough pop to roll back the pads of players he encounters. With good speed through the hole, Janovich can either lead the way on inside runs or sell play action and make himself a target in the passing game.
Coaches at Nebraska loved Janovich. He was described as a "film grunt" and "freak in the weight room" by a coach we spoke with.
Janovich lacks great bulk and already has a maxed-out frame. He's not getting much bigger and could have a hard time banging with linebackers and defensive ends at less than 240 pounds. His arm length (31 ⅝") was just average for his frame and prevents him from making contact before he's up on a defender.
With a throwback mentality and a heavy workload at Nebraska, teams have to worry that Janovich's best days have already happened. He's not had injury problems at Nebraska, but his physical style of play and his extra hours in the weight room will eventually take a toll on his body.
Weight: 238 lbs.
40 Time: 4.81s
Short Shuttle: 4.32s
PRO COMPARISON: Jalston Fowler, Tennessee Titans
FINAL GRADE: 5.40/9.00 (Round 7—Backup Caliber)