Dedrick Mills
Running Back from Nebraska 2021 Draft Profile
Dedrick Mills
Height
5-11
Weight
220 lbs
College
Nebraska
Position
RB
Class
Senior
Home town
Waycross GA
59/100
Player Rating
38
PositionRank
4.65
FortyYD Time
Rush YDs
396
Rush AVG
4.7
Rush TDs
3
Receptions
85
Rec YDs
85

Dedrick Mills RB Nebraska Draft Profile

Detroit Lions Signed as an undrafted free agent by Detroit Lions
Strengths
  • A downhill runner who picks up momentum as he goes and does a nice job absorbing contact between the tackles - physical with good pad level.
  • Quick feet with good vision to pick through defenses. He has solid hands and body control and is a reliable receiver.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • A quick, smooth athlete with the footwork to make sharp cuts and redirect his momentum in a flash. Shows good vision and patience with natural running instincts.
  • 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.
  • Does not possess top breakaway speed, though he's rarely caught from behind.
Weaknesses
  • A one-speed runner and lacks any explosive qualities with tight hips. Has poor balance and has the bad habit of losing coordination when changing directions - his feet and upper body look to be on two different pages.
  • Too indecisive and hesitant at the line of scrimmage.

How other scouting services rate Dedrick Mills (Overall Rank)

All Scouts AverageOverall Rank
707.5
All Scouts AveragePosition Rank
39.0