Draft Profile: BioFollowing high school, Ali joined Marshall.
In 2020 as a freshman Ali saw action in just one game for the Thundering Herd as he ran for just 22 yards on 5 attempts for a solid 4.4 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 13 games. and rushed for an outstanding 1400 yards on 250 carries for an excellent 5.6 ypc, with 23 TDs, with 6 fumbles. In the passing game he pulled in an excellent 46 receptions for 344 yards.
In 2022 as a junior Ali saw action in just 2 games for the Thundering Herd. He ran for a solid 181 yards on 32 attempts for an excellent 5.7 ypc, with no TDs, with no fumbles. As a receiver he made just 2 receptions for 10 yards.
Scouting Report: Strengths
- An instinctive runner, Ali has a knack for setting up defenders and making people miss in space. He’s at his best in space and on the perimeter, where he shows the balance and acceleration, plus pure speed, to make a move and then take off.
- Ali is a natural playmaker, at his best with the ball in his hands.
- He’s aggressive and willing, with more than enough size, when asked to chip block or pick up blitzers. Ali has the potential to be one of the league’s best in that area.
- A smooth, loose athlete with very good speed,he is a weapon in space.
- His competitiveness and knack for high-pointing the ball allow him to play bigger than his size.
- 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.
Scouting Report: Weaknesses
- He’s not going to threaten to take the top off of a defense.
- Ali has constantly ran a limited route tree.
- Ali doesn’t have the ability as a run blocker or the violent run-after-catch ability.
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