Chris Rodriguez Jr.
Chris Rodriguez Jr.  RB  Kentucky | NFL Draft 2023 Souting Report - Portrait Image
Chris Rodriguez Jr.
Height
5-11
Weight
224
College
Kentucky
Position
RB
Class
Senior
Home town
Mcdonough, GA
82.3/100
Player Rating
11
PositionRank (RB)
4.55
FortyYD Time
Rush YDs
904
Rush AVG
5.2
Rush TDs
6
Receptions
5
Rec YDs
41

Chris Rodriguez Jr. RB Kentucky | NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

Chris Rodriguez Jr. RB Kentucky
NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

Draft Year: 2023
40 time: 4.55 seconds (54%*)
Overall Rank: #122 Position Rank: #11 (RB)
Height: 5-11 (57%*)
Weight: 224 (78%*)
Weight: 224 (78%*)
Hands: 8 3/4 (13%*)
Arm: 30 5/8 (38%*)
Arm: 30 5/8 (38%*)
Span: 74 1/4 (48%*)
Span: 74 1/4 (48%*)
Date of Birth: 09/26/2000 Age: 22.4
Bowl Invite: Senior Bowl
*Percentile caluculated on how any given stat would rank at the NFL combine historically in the player's position group (Higher value represents better perfomance).
Draft Year: 2023
40 time: 4.55 seconds (54%*)
Overall Rank: #122 Position Rank: #11 (RB)
Height: 5-11 (57%*) Weight: 224 (78%*)
Hands: 8 3/4 (13%*) Arm: 30 5/8 (38%*)
Span: 74 1/4 (48%*)
Age: 22.4 DOB: 09/26/2000
Bowl Invite: Senior Bowl
*Percentile caluculated on how any given stat would rank at the NFL combine historically in the player's position group (Higher value represents better perfomance).
Overall Rating: 82.3 / 100
Game performance weighted rating
Rushing:
89%
Break Tackles:
83%
Receiving/Hands:
57%
Pass Blocking:
54%
Run Blocking:
66%
DRAFT PROJECTION: 4th Position rank: #11
College Games: 44 College Snaps: 1306
Grade: 3 ESPN  Stars 3 ESPN  Stars ESPN RATING: 70/100
College Combine Results
OVR Rank: #694 Pos Rank: #110 State Rank: #148
College Combine Results
Grade: 247 Sports 3  Stars 247 Sports 84 Stars 247 RATING: 84/100
Ovr Rank: #1156 Pos Rank: #64
Draft Profile: Bio
Chris Rodriguez Jr. from Ola High School was rated a 3-star recruit by ESPN and handed a 3-star grade by 247 Sports. Following high school, Rodriguez Jr. joined Kentucky.

In 2018 as a freshman Rodriguez Jr. saw action in just 2 games for the Wildcats as he ran for just 43 yards on 2 attempts for an outstanding 21.5 yards per carry, with no TDs, with no fumbles. As a receiver he made no receptions for no yards.

As a sophomore in 2019 he played 12 games. and rushed for a solid 533 yards on 71 carries for an outstanding 7.5 ypc, with 6 TDs, with 2 fumbles. In the passing game he pulled in just one reception for 6 yards.

In 2020 as a junior Rodriguez Jr. saw action in 9 games for the Wildcats. He ran for an excellent 785 yards on 119 attempts for an outstanding 6.6 ypc, with 11 TDs, with no fumbles. As a receiver he made just one reception for 12 yards.

As a senior in 2021 he played in 13 games and ran for an outstanding 1377 yards on 224 carries for an outstanding average of 6.1 ypc, with 9 TDs, with 6 fumbles. In the passing game he had 13 receptions for an outstanding 61 yards.

As a fifth year senior in 2022 he played in 8 games and ran for an excellent 904 yards on 175 carries for an excellent average of 5.2 ypc, with 6 TDs, with one fumble. In the passing game he had 5 receptions for an excellent 41 yards.
Scouting Report: Strengths
  • Doesn't possess elite breakaway speed, but is fast enough to gain yardage in chunks when Rodriguez finds a seam.
  • A big back with very good feet. He’s a decisive runner with good vision; he’ll locate his hole and get through it more quickly than you’d expect considering his size.
  • Not truly explosive, but possesses enough speed to beat linebacker to the edge.
  • Rodriguez brings a nice blend of size, speed and power. His best attribute is his relentlessness; he consistently thrashes through tacklers to turn minimal gains into long ones.
  • He shows very good balance between the tackles, running behind his pads and packing the power to move a pile. Rodriguez shows good vision and can exploit cut-back lanes.
  • Fights for extra yardage and is reliable in short-yardage situations.
Scouting Report: Weaknesses
  • Rodriguez really isn’t a guy who will create a lot of separation.
  • He’s more of a cut blocker in pass protection as opposed to a guy who will stick his face in against the blitz, although that is a correctable flaw.
  • Rodriguez can sometimes be impatient, not allowing his blocks to set up, a nuance required for backs to last a decade-plus.

Chris Rodriguez Jr. percentiles vs other Running Back's (NFL Combine historically - higher value represents better perfomance)

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How other scouting services rate Chris Rodriguez Jr. (Overall Rank)

All Scouts AverageOverall Rank
143.2
All Scouts AveragePosition Rank
13.0