Elijah Dotson
Running Back from Sacramento State 2021 Draft Profile
Elijah Dotson
Height
6-0
Weight
185 lbs
College
Sacramento State
Position
RB
Class
Senior
Home town
Sacramento, CA
55/100
Player Rating
53
PositionRank
4.56
FortyYD Time

Elijah Dotson RB Sacramento State Draft Profile

Strengths
  • Doesn't possess elite breakaway speed, but is fast enough to gain yardage in chunks when he finds a seam.
  • Possesses quick feet and straight-line speed but doesn't have the elite burst to be a constant big-play threat. Improving patience as a runner, following pulling guards and makes good decisions on his cut.
  • Quick feet with good vision to pick through defenses. He has solid hands and body control and is a reliable receiver.
  • 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.
  • Has the feet and feel running between the tackles and in the open field. He has very good vision and patience to pick through defenses.
Weaknesses
  • 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.
  • Not elite in his vision or strength, he has enough all-around game to be a three-down player at the next level
  • Does not always show a burst in the box, anticipates contact. Can get I turned easily on draws and inside isolation plays, shuffling and failing to restart momentum. Power in his cuts has been inconsistent. Tripped upon first contact.
  • Size will be a detriment between the tackles at the next level. Lacks the strength to push the pile or break off NFL linebacker tackles inside. Can be brought down or knocked back by strong arm tackles. Can be steamrolled by NFL defensive ends or leapt in a single bound by most pass rushers if he attempts to chip block.
  • Offers little in pass protection and poor technique cut blocking, fails to do more than slow down blitzers by laying down in front of them.

How other scouting services rate Elijah Dotson (Overall Rank)

All Scouts AverageOverall Rank
792.0
All Scouts AveragePosition Rank
54.0