Rakeem Boyd
Rakeem Boyd  RB  Arkansas | NFL Draft 2021 Souting Report - Portrait Image
Rakeem Boyd
Height
6-0
Weight
206
College
Arkansas
Position
RB
Class
Senior
Home town
Houston, TX
55.0/100
Player Rating
37
PositionRank (RB)
4.58
FortyYD Time
Rush YDs
309
Rush AVG
3.8
Rush TDs
3
Receptions
10
Rec YDs
33

Rakeem Boyd RB Arkansas | NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

Rakeem Boyd RB Arkansas
NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

ROLE: Work-Horse Back
Last Updated: 03/01/2021
Draft Year: 2021
40 time: 4.58 seconds (43%*)
Measurables:
Height: 6-0 (76%*) Weight: 206 (30%*)
Forty: 4.58 (O) (43%*)
0% 100%
(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: 03/01/2021
Draft Year: 2021
40 time: 4.58 seconds (43%*)
Measurables:
0% 100%
Height: 6-0 (76%*) Weight: 206 (30%*)
Forty: 4.58 (O) (43%*)
(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: 55.0 / 100
Average rating of opposition Defense player has faced
Defense Rating:
79%
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Rushing:
69%
Break Tackles:
56%
Receiving/Hands:
47%
Pass Blocking:
46%
Run Blocking:
51%
DRAFT PROJECTION: UDFA
Overall Rank: #430 Position rank: #37
College Games: 30 College Snaps: 1005
Grade: 3 ESPN  Stars 3 ESPN  Stars ESPN RATING: 76/100
Detroit Lions Signed as an undrafted free agent by Detroit Lions
Strengths
  • Flashes initial burst and good lateral quickness to sidestep defenders or bounce runs outside with very good foot quickness. Displays very good feel as an inside and outside runner with above average vision to make sharp cuts - good patience¬∑ and footwork to pick through defenses.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
Weaknesses
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Too indecisive and hesitant at the line of scrimmage.
  • Not elite in his vision or strength, he has enough all-around game to be a three-down player at the next level
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How other scouting services rate Rakeem Boyd (Overall Rank)

All Scouts AverageOverall Rank
274.8
All Scouts AveragePosition Rank
29.0
*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.