Gary Brightwell
Running Back from Arizona 2021 Draft Profile
Gary Brightwell
Height
6-1
Weight
218 lbs
College
Arizona
Position
RB
Class
Senior
Home town
Chester PA
63/100
Player Rating
32
PositionRank
4.52
FortyYD Time

Gary Brightwell RB Arizona Draft Profile

New York Giants Drafted: 2021: ROUND: 6 - Pick Number: 196 (NYG)
Strengths
  • 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.
  • Difficult to bring down one-on-one in space, regularly sidesteps would-be tacklers and uses offhand to use oncoming defenders' momentum against them without slowing down significantly.
  • Not truly explosive, but possesses enough speed to beat linebacker to the edge.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Does not possess top breakaway speed, though he's rarely caught from behind.
  • Doesn't possess elite breakaway speed, but is fast enough to gain yardage in chunks when he finds a seam.
  • Well-built with a thick frame and powerful lower body which keeps his legs pumping through contact. Patient behind the line of scrimmage, allowing blocks to create openings, and looks for cutback lanes with accurate vision. Hits the hole hard and runs with power to get the tough yards and a physical attitude.
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.

How other scouting services rate Gary Brightwell (Overall Rank)

All Scouts AverageOverall Rank
750.0
All Scouts AveragePosition Rank
52.0