Jase McClellan
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Jase McClellan
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Jase McClellan RB Alabama | NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

Jase McClellan RB Alabama
NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

Last Updated: 04/21/2024
Draft Year: 2024
40 time: 4.50 seconds (70%*)
Age: 21.9 DOB: 06/25/2002
Height: 5-10 (36%*) Weight: 221 (71%*)
Hands: 10 1/4 (93%*) Arm: 31 1/8 (55%*)
Forty: 4.50 (O) (70%*)
Bench: 20 (C) (55%*)
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(C) - NFL Combine (P) - Pro Day (O) - Other (HS) -Estimated from High School Combine
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Last Updated: 04/21/2024
Draft Year: 2024
40 time: 4.50 seconds (70%*)
Age: 21.9 DOB: 06/25/2002
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Height: 5-10 (36%*) Weight: 221 (71%*)
Hands: 10 1/4 (93%*) Arm: 31 1/8 (55%*)
Forty: 4.50 (O) (70%*)
Bench: 20 (C) (55%*)
(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
Overall Rating: 78.4 / 100
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Overall Rank: #215 Position rank: #19
College Games: 35 College Snaps: 868
Grade: 4 ESPN  Stars 4 ESPN  Stars ESPN RATING: 86/100
College Combine Results
OVR Rank: #7 Pos Rank: #6 State Rank: #6
College Combine Results
Grade: 247 Sports 4  Stars 247 Sports 95 Stars 247 RATING: 95/100
Ovr Rank: #86 Pos Rank: #7
Grade: 4 Stars 4 Stars RIVALS RATING: 6.0 (98%)
Player Comparison* (Similarity level)
Israel Abanikanda - Pittsburgh
Tiyon Evans - Louisville
Keaontay Ingram - USC
Draft Profile: Bio
ase McClellan, a standout 4-star recruit from Aledo High School, chose to play his college football at Alabama, making an early impression in his freshman year. In 2020, he showcased his potential by rushing for 250 yards on 24 attempts, averaging an elite 10.4 yards per carry, with 2 touchdowns. McClellan maintained his ball security, not recording any fumbles, but his involvement in the passing game was limited.

His sophomore year in 2021 saw a slight dip in his rushing output, with McClellan gaining 191 yards on 40 carries, averaging 4.8 yards per carry, and scoring one touchdown. He also made a modest contribution to the passing game with 10 receptions for 97 yards. The following season, McClellan's junior year, marked a significant increase in his role, where he played in 12 games, rushing for 609 yards on 104 attempts, and scoring 6 touchdowns.

In his senior year in 2023, McClellan continued to be a reliable force in the backfield. He carried the ball 167 times for 801 yards, averaging 4.8 yards per attempt, and scored 6 touchdowns. His receiving role remained consistent, with 12 receptions for 128 yards. Despite an ACL injury in 2021 and a heavy workload in high school, McClellan's performance at Alabama demonstrated his capability as a potent running back, combining consistent production with a knack for finding the end zone. His overall college career, marked by steady production and an ability to contribute in multiple areas of the game, sets him up as an intriguing prospect for the NFL.
Scouting Report: Strengths
  • McClellan's got that gazelle-like long stride, taking a bit to ramp up but showing impressive top-end speed once he gets going.
  • Shows great leg drive on contact. This guy doesn’t just hit the line; he pushes through, always fighting for those extra yards.
  • His one-cut style is perfect for wide-zone schemes. He sees the gap, makes his move, and doesn't waste time dancing around.
  • Got a nice burst at the line. He can hit the hole fast, giving defenders little time to react.
  • Natural hands as a pass-catcher, making him a solid option for check-downs and adding versatility to his game.
  • Patience is key with McClellan. He waits for the blocks to set up, then uses his vision and smarts to find the right lane and hit it hard.
  • Knows how to play with his speed, accelerating and decelerating to throw off defenders and squeeze out more yardage.
  • At 5-foot-11 and 212 pounds, he's not the biggest guy out there, but he's tough, unafraid to initiate contact, and can hold his own in the open field.
Scouting Report: Weaknesses
  • McClellan's missing that extra gear for breakaway speed. He's solid, but don’t expect him to outrun everyone on those long sprints.
  • He's more of a power guy than a shifty one. In tight spaces, especially between the tackles, his slightly upright running can lead to getting stuffed.
  • At 'Bama, his route tree wasn't too complex. There’s a question mark on whether he can handle more diverse routes in the big leagues.
  • Needs to step up his game in pass protection. Right now, he's not quite aggressive enough in taking on blitzers, which could be a liability on third downs.
  • While his initial burst off the line is solid, he tends to lose steam as the play progresses, not breaking as many tackles as you'd expect from a back with his build.
  • Injury concerns are a red flag. McClellan's history, including a torn ACL in 2021 and other injuries in 2023, raises questions about his durability in the NFL.
Scouting Report: Summary
Jase McClellan's draft status is a bit of a toss-up right now. He's shown flashes of real talent, especially with his hands and ability to turn up big plays. But, there are parts of his game as a runner that need polish. He's got the tools, no doubt, but putting them together consistently is key.

The big question mark hanging over McClellan is his ability to create more on his own in the running game. Increasing his contact balance and showing he can make plays even when the blocking isn't perfect will be crucial. Scouts will be watching to see if he can step up and be the kind of back who makes his own luck.

Injuries are another piece of the puzzle with McClellan. The guy's had a rough ride with health issues, including that ACL tear. How his body checks out at the Combine in Indy is going to be a big factor in where he lands in the draft. Teams will be digging deep into his medical history before they make a call.

Looking at his time with the Crimson Tide, McClellan has racked up some solid numbers over four years. He's put 1,894 yards and 16 touchdowns on the board across 341 carries. These stats show he's got the ability to produce at a high level. The key for McClellan moving forward is proving he's got the durability and the skill to be more than just a situational back in the NFL.

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*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.