Devon Achane
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Devon Achane
Height
5-8
Weight
188
College
Texas A&M
Position
RB
Class
Junior
Home town
Missouri City, TX
86.2/100
Player Rating
3
PositionRank (RB)
4.32
FortyYD Time
Rush YDs
1102
Rush AVG
5.6
Rush TDs
8
Receptions
36
Rec YDs
196
Devon Achane Prospect Overview
Texas A&M Aggies running back Devon Achane (6) and wide receiver Devin Price (3) and offensive lineman Reuben Fatheree II (76) in action during the game between the Texas A&M Aggies and the Miami Hurricanes at Kyle Field. Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

Devon Achane RB Texas A&M | NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

Devon Achane RB Texas A&M
NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

ROLE: DUAL-ROLE Back
Last Updated: 04/28/2023
Draft Year: 2023
40 time: 4.32 seconds (98%*)
Age: 22.4 DOB: 10/13/2001
Measurables:
Height: 5-8 (8%*) Weight: 188 (3%*)
Hands: 8 1/2 (12%*) Arm: 29 (11%*) Span: 69 1/8 (1%*)
Forty: 4.32 (C) (98%*) Shuttle: 4.36 (P) (27%*) Ten Yard: 1.51 (C) (90%*)
Vertical: 33 (C) (31%*) Broad: 111 (P) (10%*)
Three Cone: 7.05 (P) (52%*)
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(C) - NFL Combine (P) - Pro Day (O) - Other (HS) -Estimated from High School Combine
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ROLE: DUAL-ROLE Back
Last Updated: 04/28/2023
Draft Year: 2023
40 time: 4.32 seconds (98%*)
Age: 22.4 DOB: 10/13/2001
Measurables:
0% 100%
Height: 5-8 (8%*) Weight: 188 (3%*)
Hands: 8 1/2 (12%*) Arm: 29 (11%*)
Span: 69 1/8 (1%*)
Forty: 4.32 (C) (98%*) Shuttle: 4.36 (P) (27%*)
10 Yard: 1.51 (C) (90%*)
Vertical: 33 (C) (31%*) Broad: 111 (P) (10%*)
3 Cone: 7.05 (P) (52%*)
(C) - NFL Combine (P) - Pro Day (O) - Other
(HS) -Estimated from High School Combine
For an explanation of how the (HS) data is calculated see this article
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Overall Rating: 86.2 / 100
Average rating of opposition Defense player has faced
Defense Rating:
76%
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Rushing:
91%
Break Tackles:
79%
Receiving/Hands:
64%
Pass Blocking:
29%
Run Blocking:
57%
DRAFT PROJECTION: 2nd - Late
Overall Rank: #51 Position rank: #3
College Games: 30 College Snaps: 1032
Grade: 4 ESPN  Stars 4 ESPN  Stars ESPN RATING: 82/100
College Combine Results
OVR Rank: #200 Pos Rank: #13
College Combine Results
Grade: 247 Sports 4  Stars 247 Sports 96 Stars 247 RATING: 96/100
Ovr Rank: #55 Pos Rank: #1
Grade: 4 Stars 4 Stars RIVALS RATING: 5.8 (95%)
Miami Dolphins Drafted: ROUND: 3 - Pick Number: 84 (MIA)
Draft Profile: Bio
Devon Achane from Fort Bend Marshall High School was both a track and football star and finished his school career with 4,823 yards and 88 touchdowns on the ground and added 96 receptions for 2,004 yards and 22 scores in the air. Scouting services took notice and rated him a 4-star recruit by ESPN and a 4-star grade from 247 Sports. Following high school, Achane joined Texas A&M after being massively recruited by the biggest teams in football.

In 2020 as a freshman Achane saw action in 8 games for the Aggies as he ran for a 364 yards on 43 attempts for an elite 8.5 yards per carry, with 4 TDs, with no fumbles. As a receiver he made just 5 receptions for 97 yards.

As a sophomore in 2021 he played 12 games. and rushed for a 885 yards on 130 carries for an elite 6.8 ypc, with 9 TDs, with a fumble. In the passing game he pulled in a 24 receptions for 261 yards.

In 2022 as a junior Achane saw action in 10 games for the Aggies. He ran for 1100 yards on 196 attempts for an impressive 5.6 ypc, with 8 TDs, with one fumble. As a receiver he made a 36 receptions for 196 yards.

In addition to Achane's rushing and receiving stats he also added 20 kick returns for an average of 31.1 and 2 TDS over the final two years of paly.
Honors & awards
  • 2022 All-SEC First-Team Running Back
  • 2022 All-SEC First-Team All-Purpose Player
  • 2022 AP All-SEC Second-Team Running Back
  • 2022 Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award Semifinalist
  • 2022 Phill Steele First-Team SEC Running Back
  • 2022 Phill Steele Honorable Mention All-American
  • High School - Was named the 2019 Touchdown Club of Houston Offensive Player of the Year
Track and Field -Texas A&M All-Time Top-12 Performer List
  • #3 Indoor 60m - 6.63 (2/12/22)
  • #4 Outdoor 200m - 20.20 (4/2/22)
  • #9 Outdoor 100m - 10.14 (3/25/22)
NCAA Championships
  • 2022 Honorable Mention 100m - 10.48 (24th)
  • 2021 First Team All-American 4x100m - 39.13 (7th)
  • 2021 Second Team All-American 100m - 10.22 (11th)
  • 2021 Second Team All-American 200m - 20.73 (14th)
Scouting Report: Strengths
  • Elusive, pogo stick-quick back with excellent initial burst and very good long speed. Gets to top speed quickly. Turns the corner and accelerates smoothly with vision to cut or stop-and-start. Tough enough to attack the hole inside and uses electric lateral agility to avoid. Breakaway threat has improved as a receiver.
  • Made Bruce Feldman's Freak's List - ranked #35. He wrote, "Arguably the fastest man in college football, the 5-9, 185-pound junior has big-time track credentials. He’s run a 10.02 personal best in the 100, although that was a wind-aided time. He’s also run a 10.14 100 that was legal with a 1.8 mph wind, which ranks as the 10th-fastest time in A&M history. He’s also clocked a 20.20 200-meter time. Achane showed that dazzling speed when he took a kickoff back 96 yards midway through the third quarter in the win over No. 1 Alabama to help him average a robust 33.4 yards per return on the season."
  • Archane isn't just about speed - he quickly identifies running lanes and explodes through them. Has the patience to wait until a hole opens and doesn't overrun his blockers
  • Is more solid than you would expect between the tackles - drops his shoulders and keeps his legs moving
  • Has solid soft hands and is a decent threat out of the backfield as a receiver
  • His initial burst is excellent, and he’s capable of running out of a traditional setup or taking the ball lined up next to a quarterback in shotgun.
  • Is an electrifying player, one of college football’s best playmakers in space
  • Cuts on a dime with lightning-fast feet and the quick-twitch explosion of an Olympic sprinter out of the block. Very good vision.
  • His competitiveness and knack for high-pointing the ball allow him to play bigger than his size.
  • Achane accelerates 0-to-60 and hits top speed fast enough to outrun angles. He’s also flexible and agile, able to keep the pedal to the floor as he turns and weaves.
  • Offers a lot as a kick returner - took 10 percent of his college returns back for TDs
Scouting Report: Weaknesses
  • The biggest knock on Achane is an obvious one - he's just 5-9 and weighs in at 185lbs - without much scope to get heavier
  • As a runner, Achane too often looks to bounce outside and make the big play, rather than pick his way through traffic.
  • Does most of his work on the perimeter — and ran a lot of fly sweeps
  • Teams will likely look at him as not a three-down player - his size may limit him holding up for a full 17-game season in the NFL
  • Doesn't have the power to break tackles and will usually go down with the first contact
  • Offers very little in pass protection and poor technique cut blocking, fails to do much to slow down blitzers
Scouting Report: Summary
Devon Achane is a special player who could be the fastest player in all of college football - his combine forty will be fun to watch!
In addition to pure speed and jitterbug quickness, he is also an impressive natural runner with outstanding instincts for the game and in 2022 proved he could hold up under a heavy workload as he notched up 1100 YDs including a huge season-ending performance VS LSU.

We can't however overlook his small stature and some scouts may view him as a complementary player who will likely need to be partnered up with a bigger back. Despite these reservations, if Achane falls out of the second round of the draft it will be a major injustice as he has the ability to provide an instant upgrade to a pro offense.

Devon Achane percentiles vs other Running Backs (NFL Combine historically - higher value represents better perfomance)

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How other scouting services rate Devon Achane (Overall Rank)

All Scouts AverageOverall Rank
63.4
All Scouts AveragePosition Rank
4.0
*Percentile Ranking in Player's Position Group (NFL Combine Historical Data): This percentile reflects how a player's specific statistics rank in comparison to historical performances at the NFL Combine, specifically within their position group. A higher percentile indicates a better performance. For instance, being in the 90th percentile for a particular stat means the player outperformed 90% of their peers in that category.

*Similarity Percentage: This percentage is calculated based on a comprehensive analysis of various factors, including height, weight, 40-yard dash times, on-field performance statistics, and overall player rating. The analysis is conducted against our database of draft prospects from 2021 to 2023. This similarity score helps in evaluating how closely a current prospect aligns with past prospects. It is important to note, however, that this score reflects similarities based on college production and attributes, and does not account for eventual success or performance in the NFL.