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Rhamondre Stevenson NFL Draft 2021: Scouting Report for New England Patriots RB

BR NFL Scouting DepartmentContributor IMay 1, 2021

Oklahoma running back Rhamondre Stevenson carries the ball in the second half of the team's Cotton Bowl NCAA college football game against Florida in Arlington, Texas, Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2020. (AP Photo/Ron Jenkins)
Ron Jenkins/Associated Press


HEIGHT:
 5'11 5/8"

WEIGHT: 231 lbs

         

POSITIVES

—Great in pass protection. Shows good eyes and awareness on blitzes and utilizes consistently good technique when blocking. Plays stout and squares up on his assignments.

—Very good size and strength with the ball in his hands. Shows good contact balance and consistently runs through arm and side tackles. Will keep his legs churning upon contact, especially in short-yardage situations.

—Not a complete plodder and can adequately jump cut and produce on outside runs. Shows smooth footwork, especially for size.

—Above-average vision and patience, best on gap-scheme run concepts with pullers. Good understanding of setting up defenders for blockers and shows awareness of intent on plays.

—Shows good hands out of the backfield. Will be a safe option on checkdowns and can fall forward for a few yards.

          

NEGATIVES

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—Lacks explosiveness and quick twitch to make defenders miss consistently in a phone booth. Average overall athlete who will have trouble getting to the edge at the next level.

—Below-average long speed. Has the ability to break tackles to gain extra yards, but he won't take many runs the distance.

—Has vision but lacks the burst to consistently take advantage of the holes that he sees, and it will only get more difficult in the NFL.

—Lacks the ability to create on his own, can really only take what's blocked in front of him before having to lower his shoulder.

             

2020 STATISTICS

6 G, 101 carries, 665 yards, 6.6 avg., 7 TD, 18 rec., 211 yards

              

NOTES

— Suspended for six games in two seasons with Oklahoma.

—JUCO transfer.

    

OVERALL

Rhamondre Stevenson is a very good sized RB with excellent pass protection skills, good hands and has the strength and vision to consistently move the sticks in short-yardage situations. Stevenson is a below-average overall athlete who lacks long speed and the ability to accelerate from defenders or get to the edge consistently, but he does display good footwork and vision to keep runs on schedule, even if he can't necessarily create for himself.

Stevenson will run with strength and is willing to utilize his size to go through defenders and keeps his legs churning to help move the sticks or score near the goal line. Stevenson's best trait is his ability to protect the QB. He consistently shows good eyes and technique, and his size allows him to square up on larger sized LBs.

Overall, Stevenson lacks the athleticism to play on special teams but can find a spot in a RB room needing a passing down specialist in protection who can also be utilized in short-yardage situations and to share some of the burden of a more talented RB.

       

GRADE: 6.9/10 (Rotational player, 5th round)

OVERALL RANK176/300

POSITION RANK: RB11

PRO COMPARISON: Jay Ajayi

        

Written by B/R NFL Scout Nate Tice