40 Time: 4.37
Projected Round 1-2
Best is one of those backs that has all the right qualities and looks great on paper, but sometimes he just doesn’t reflect that.
Most of the time, he goes inside and comes face-to-face with the safety faster than any other back in the draft.
Most of the time, he gets to the edge and hits a second gear unlike anyone else.
Most of the time, he cuts back against traffic and goes sideline-to-sideline before the coverage has any idea what’s happened.
Most of the time, he comes out of the backfield and makes some of the prettiest catches you’ll see on a football field.
Best is quick, physical, can go inside, outside, and make nearly every catch.
Most of the time.
Like C.J. Spiller, Best has a lot of work to do in his pass protection, but, again, this is something that is easily taught.
An injury late in the season has prohibited Best from producing big numbers, and his severe concussion against Oregon State will cause some teams to worry, but he has the ability to be the most explosive back to come out of this year’s draft. Like Spiller, he will be sought after by teams who need a spark in their running game.
Teams that will target him: Seattle, New York Giants, New England