Emani Bailey
Emani Bailey  RB  TCU | NFL Draft 2024 Souting Report - Portrait Image
Emani Bailey
Height
5-7
Weight
202
College
TCU
Position
RB
Class
Junior
Home town
Denton, TX
77.1/100
Player Rating
24
PositionRank (RB)
4.61
FortyYD Time
Rush YDs
1209
Rush AVG
5.4
Rush TDs
8
Receptions
25
Rec YDs
184

Emani Bailey RB TCU | NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

Emani Bailey RB TCU
NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

ROLE: Work-Horse Back
Last Updated: 03/13/2024
Draft Year: 2024
40 time: 4.61 seconds (33%*)
Bowl Invite: Senior Bowl
Measurables:
Height: 5-7 (2%*) Weight: 202 (20%*)
Hands: 9 3/4 (77%*) Arm: 29 7/8 (25%*) Span: 70 4/8 (4%*)
Forty: 4.61 (C) (33%*) Ten Yard: 1.57 (C) (63%*)
Vertical: 33.5 (C) (37%*) Broad: 116 (C) (34%*)
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(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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ROLE: Work-Horse Back
Last Updated: 03/13/2024
Draft Year: 2024
40 time: 4.61 seconds (33%*)
Bowl Invite: Senior Bowl
Measurables:
0% 100%
Height: 5-7 (2%*) Weight: 202 (20%*)
Hands: 9 3/4 (77%*) Arm: 29 7/8 (25%*)
Span: 70 4/8 (4%*)
Forty: 4.61 (C) (33%*)
10 Yard: 1.57 (C) (63%*)
Vertical: 33.5 (C) (37%*) Broad: 116 (C) (34%*)
(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: 77.1 / 100
Average rating of opposition Defense player has faced
Defense Rating:
78%
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Rushing:
87%
Break Tackles:
77%
Receiving/Hands:
64%
Pass Blocking:
42%
Run Blocking:
55%
DRAFT PROJECTION: UDFA
Overall Rank: #256 Position rank: #24
College Games: 37 College Snaps: 958
Grade: 3 ESPN  Stars 3 ESPN  Stars ESPN RATING: 72/100
Grade: 247 Sports 3  Stars 247 Sports 86 Stars 247 RATING: 86/100
Grade: 3 Stars 3 Stars RIVALS RATING: 5.5 (90%)
Player Comparison* (Similarity level)
Mohamed Ibrahim - Minnesota
72%
Tyler Badie - Missouri
69%
Jerrion Ealy - Mississippi
64%
Draft Profile: Bio
Emani Bailey from Ryan High School was rated a 3-star recruit by ESPN and handed a 3-star grade by 247 Sports. Following high school, Bailey joined Louisiana.

In 2020 as a freshman Bailey saw action in just 3 games for the Ragin' Cajuns as he ran for only 60 yards on 10 attempts for an impressive 6.0 yards per carry, with no TDs, with no fumbles. As a receiver he made no receptions for no yards.

As a sophomore in 2021 he played 11 games. and rushed for 640 yards on 103 carries for an elite 6.2 ypc, with 8 TDs, with one fumble. In the passing game he pulled in 15 receptions for 153 yards.

After the end of the year Bailey transferred to TCU where as a junior Bailey saw action in 11 games for the Horned Frogs. He ran for 238 yards on 29 attempts for an elite 8.2 ypc, with 2 TDs, with one fumble. As a receiver he made only 6 receptions for 41 yards.

As a senior in 2023 he played in 12 games and ran for an elite 1211 yards on 223 carries for an impressive average of 5.4 ypc, with 8 TDs, with 2 fumbles. In the passing game he had 25 receptions for an elite 184 yards.
Scouting Report: Strengths
  • He’s patient in the backfield, willing to wait out his blocking and not panicking, and Bailey consistently spots cutback lanes and takes advantage.
  • Bailey has very good vision and a knack for picking out cut-back lanes and then breaking offchunks of yardage.
  • 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.
  • He has the straight-line speed to outrun angles, and his flexibility allows him to turn the corner on the perimeter and stay near top speed as he does; he’s especially effective on fly sweeps.
  • An excellent blocker on the outside, he also adds value in the running game.
  • He’s decisive once he locates a hole and gets through quickly. His ability to accelerate and his good top-end speed allow him to outrun angles, and he has the quickness and lateral agility to make defenders miss in space.
  • Bailey moves at a different speed than most of the players on the field. His initial burst and acceleration once the ball is in his hands are special.
Scouting Report: Weaknesses
  • Does not always read blocks behind pulling guards. May not be big enough to move piles at the next level and has a tendency to bury his head too soon.
  • Too indecisive and hesitant at the line of scrimmage.
  • As a runner, Bailey too often looks to bounce outside and make the big play, rather than pick his way through traffic.

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

How other scouting services rate Emani Bailey (Overall Rank)

All Scouts AverageOverall Rank
247.3
All Scouts AveragePosition Rank
28.0
*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.