Mikel LeShoure Scouting Report

Mikel LeShoure

Height: 6’0
Weight: 227
College: Illinois
40 Time: 4.55
Class: Junior
Stock:
Projected: 1st-2nd Round

Stats

2010 – 282 rushes, 1706 yards, 6.1 avg, 17 TD’s, 17 catches, 196 yards, 3 TD’s
2009 – 108 rushes, 734 yards, 6.8 avg, 5 TD’s, 14 catches, 177 yards, 2 TD’s
2008 – 35 rushes, 126 yards, 3.6 avg, 1 TD, 6 catches, 66 yards

Overview:

Mikel LeShoure climbed up draft boards this year after a very impressive season. He has the potential to be a good back at the next level but he has a lot of weaknesses to his game. He doesn’t have quick feet and his vision is average. He’s best suited in a one-cut system where he can just hit the hole and break a few tackles. Too often he tries to dance around and stops his feet which leads him to getting tackled for a loss.

Scouting Report:

Positives

– Nice combo of size and overall athleticism
– Extremely productive Junior season
– Powerful build
– Can run through tackles
– Lowers his pads and delivers hits on defenders
– Has a nice burst
– Hard to bring down in the open field
– Always falls forward when tackled
– Keeps his legs moving after contact
– Capable receiver out of the backfield
– Has the size to carry the load as a #1 back in the NFL

Negatives

– Pretty inexperienced
– Lacks great vision
– Dances around too often instead of just hitting the hole
– Doesn’t have a lot of wiggle to his game
– Stops his feet at times
– Doesn’t have very quick feet or lateral quickness
– Lacks the speed to be a home run threat
– Sometimes he tries too hard to fall forward and goes down easily
– Body catches a lot of passes and could lead to drops
– Poor pass blocker
– Was suspended for a game in 2009 for violating team rules
– Got into a fight with a former teammate

Skills:
1-poor, 2-weak, 3-above average, 4-very good, 5-elite

Speed: 2.5
Power: 3.5
Agility: 2.5
Vision: 2.5
Hands: 3.0
Blocking: 2.0
Pro Potential: 3.0

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