Brenden Knox
Running Back from Marshall 2021 Draft Profile
Brenden Knox
Height
6-0
Weight
223 lbs
College
Marshall
Position
RB
Class
Junior
Home town
Columbus OH
65/100
Player Rating
24
PositionRank
4.64
FortyYD Time
Rush YDs
887
Rush AVG
4.8
Rush TDs
9
Receptions
86
Rec YDs
86

Brenden Knox RB Marshall Draft Profile

Strengths
  • Well-built with a thick frame and powerful lower body which keeps his legs pumping through contact. Patient behind the line of scrimmage, allowing blocks to create openings, and looks for cutback lanes with accurate vision. Hits the hole hard and runs with power to get the tough yards and a physical attitude.
  • Has sneaky speed but won't always get to the corner. Runs low through the hole with size and strength to move the chains as an interior runner. Has a strong stiff-arm and spin move to slip defenders. Best in goal-line situations finds another level of determination. Good recognition as a runner and pass blocker. Natural receiver with versatility as a route-runner.
  • Fights for extra yardage and is reliable in short-yardage situations.
  • Has good burst to and through the hole. A patient runner with good vision and burst for the cutback. Squares his shoulders and can knock the defender back onto his heels. Good leg drive and forward lean to gain extra yardage after contact.
  • Shows a surprising burst to beat linebackers to the edge. Can plant his foot in the ground and explode, showing better straight-line speed than expected.
Weaknesses
  • Poor acceleration and takes too long to get up to full speed - a slow starter with little burst.
  • Needs to show better patience to allow blocks to develop and is too often running up the backs of his blockers. He isn't naturally explosive as a runner and lacks elusiveness in the open field.
  • Loses momentum when he gears down to change direction and it takes him a few steps to accelerate back to full speed. Appears indecisive; will dance too much at the line of scrimmage. Lacks natural playmaking ability.
  • A tall, upright runner who lacks great power as a runner. Not a quick-twitch athlete and is forced to gear down too much. Not very loose throughout his frame; looks tight redirecting. Will dance and leave his feet instead of taking what's there.
  • May not break away from NFL defenders. Has had fumbling issues and doesn't shift the ball to outside arm.

How other scouting services rate Brenden Knox (Overall Rank)

All Scouts AverageOverall Rank
270.0
All Scouts AveragePosition Rank
31.0