NFL Draft Preview – Rashad Jennings

Apr 16, 2009
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I conclude the Running Back portion of my NFL Draft Preview with Liberty’s Rashad Jennings.  The four-year back ran for 1507 yards on 264 carries (5.7 ypc) with 17 TDs.  He added 24 receptions for 190 yards and 2 scores.  His production improved every year.  He did not play against top competition, but he has the intangibles to make the transition to the pro game. 

He’s a big back at 6’1″, 230 Lbs with OK speed (4.59 forty time).  He has good hands out of the backfield for a bigger back.  He put on a show while on the Senior Bowl team.  According to Frank Cooney, The SportsXchange, NFLDraftScout.com ”Jennings commanded the attention of scouts with some stunning plays, showing startling bursts of speed on short catches. Based on his performance there against top talent from big schools, it seems apparent he might have starred anywhere.”   Jennings is tough to bring down and has a nose for the endzone.  He’d be a nice compliment to a team with a shiftier feature back.  Character is not an issue with Jennings.  He transferred from Pitt to Libert to be closer to his family as father is dealing with diabetes.

Here’s a look at where some of the experts have him pegged:
Scott Wright’s Draft Countdown:  101st best prospect, 7th RB

WalterFootball.com:  #92 to the Indianapolis Colts

Consensus Draft Services:  #77 to the Houston Texans

The Football Expert:  #70 to the Cincinnati Bengals

War Room Report:  65th best prospect, 6th RB

NFL Draft Scout:  76th best prospect, 7th RB

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6 Responses so far | Have Your Say!

  1. CK0712
    April 16th, 2009 at 9:41 am #

    another good choice…..colts would fit him solid enough. i wouldn’t send any pick to the bungels…i’m still sad over Rivers being picked by them!

  2. LestersLegends
    April 16th, 2009 at 9:46 am #

    Mean. True, but mean. LOL.

  3. CK0712
    April 16th, 2009 at 10:17 am #

    eh who knows maybe they will do something this year? cedric seems to be on the level now…..

  4. LestersLegends
    April 16th, 2009 at 10:18 am #

    yep. hopefully he stays that way

  5. CK0712
    April 16th, 2009 at 10:28 am #

    we should start a list:
    if ced stays that way ( i think he’s ok now)
    if they can get rid of moutho
    if chris henry stays out of jail long enough to make a game
    if if if if if if if if

    on a bright note, rivers is back & ready for action: i love that kid……i cried when he got picked by the bungels………..did i mention that already?

  6. LestersLegends
    April 16th, 2009 at 10:59 am #

    LOL. Lot of Ifs.

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