CJ Verdell
Running Back from Oregon 2021 Draft Profile
CJ Verdell
Height
5-10
Weight
210 lbs
College
Oregon
Position
RB
Class
Senior
Home town
Chula Vista CA
50/100
Player Rating
70
PositionRank
4.41
FortyYD Time
Rush YDs
285
Rush AVG
4.4
Rush TDs
3
Receptions
96
Rec YDs
96

CJ Verdell RB Oregon Draft Profile

Strengths
  • Has a smaller, compact build with adequate thickness throughout his frame. Confident and ambitious player who wants the ball. Has shifty footwork with the natural burst and lateral quickness to make defenders miss and turn upfield in a hurry - tough to tackle in space.
  • Flashes initial burst and good lateral quickness to sidestep defenders or bounce runs outside with very good foot quickness. Displays very good feel as an inside and outside runner with above average vision to make sharp cuts - good patience¬∑ and footwork to pick through defenses.
  • Bowling-ball runner between the tackles. Flashes a burst in and out of the hole. Lowers his pads and delivers a blow into the chest of defenders. Falls forward on nearly every run due to lean. Short build makes it difficult for defenders to find among linemen. Good acceleration and straight-line speed.
  • A strong, compact runner with a thick lower half. Virtually lives in the weight room. A coordinated athlete who runs close to the ground with low pad level, quick feet and smooth acceleration.
  • Plays with a lot of energy and goes full speed on every run. Gives very good effort in pass protection, giving up his body. Tough-minded and doesn't shy from contact workhorse- type mentality.
  • Has good straight-line speed with quick acceleration and a second gear downfield. Has a good-sized frame to add some bulk and get stronger.
  • Solid receiver in the flat, capable of running through tackles on the edge to move the chains. Flexible enough to catch passes thrown behind him.
  • Possesses agile feet with the patience, balance and vision to sidestep and elude defenders - nice job following his blocks and working well in tight areas. Physical at the point of attack and keeps his feet moving
Weaknesses
  • Not elite in his vision or strength, he has enough all-around game to be a three-down player at the next level
  • Goes down too easily upon contact and needs to do a better job staying on his feet and anticipating hits. Needs to be more of a finisher and run with more purpose and determination.

How other scouting services rate CJ Verdell (Overall Rank)

All Scouts AverageOverall Rank
184.3
All Scouts AveragePosition Rank
14.0