Jahvid BestHt/Wt: 5-10/195 lbs
Jahvid Best's Player ProfileBest has been ranked as one of the top running backs for much of the season, but questions of his durability might hurt his draft stock. He’s already been knocked for his lack of size (5’10”, 195), and now has to deal with a concussion issue. Two concussions in two weeks, with the second one a scary landing in the end zone (see video below).
Jahvid didn’t see much action as a back his freshman year (29 touches), but broke out as a sophomore with 1,580 rushing yards, at 8.1 yards per carry, and 15 rushing TDs (16 total). Rushed for 200 yards 3 times as soph., with a high of 311 yards on 19 carries versus Washington. Had 8 100+ yard games.
Best has the ability to break for a big run every time he touches the ball. He has excellent acceleration, quickness, and breakaway speed. Has agility and vision to find the holes, eluding would be tacklers. Good hands out of the back field, but is not a good pass blocker.
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