Mekhi Sargent
Running Back from Iowa 2021 Draft Profile
Mekhi Sargent
Height
5-9
Weight
209 lbs
College
Iowa
Position
RB
Class
Senior
Home town
Key West FL
60/100
Player Rating
34
PositionRank
4.62
FortyYD Time
Rush YDs
432
Rush AVG
5.7
Rush TDs
7
Receptions
6
Rec YDs
6

Mekhi Sargent RB Iowa Draft Profile

Strengths
  • Compact build with a thick upper body and leg strength. Runs hard and with balance, is a patient runner who makes subtle, energetic cuts to make up for his modest explosiveness.
  • Doesn't possess elite breakaway speed, but is fast enough to gain yardage in chunks when he finds a seam.
  • Does not possess top breakaway speed, though he's rarely caught from behind.
  • 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.
  • 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.
Weaknesses
  • Too indecisive and hesitant at the line of scrimmage.
  • Not the most instinctive runner and too often tries for the big play, dancing and losing yards. Lacks the natural power to push the pile and feels more comfortable avoiding contact.
  • Not elite in his vision or strength, he has enough all-around game to be a three-down player at the next level
  • Goes down too easily upon contact and needs to do a better job staying on his feet and anticipating hits. Needs to be more of a finisher and run with more purpose and determination.
  • 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.

How other scouting services rate Mekhi Sargent (Overall Rank)

All Scouts AverageOverall Rank
723.5
All Scouts AveragePosition Rank
40.0