Shane Simpson
Shane Simpson  RB  Virginia | NFL Draft 2021 Souting Report - Portrait Image
Shane Simpson
Height
5-11
Weight
200
College
Virginia
Position
RB
Class
Senior
Home town
Easton, PA
55.0/100
Player Rating
35
PositionRank (RB)
4.52
FortyYD Time

Shane Simpson RB Virginia | NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

Shane Simpson RB Virginia
NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

ROLE: DUAL-ROLE Back
Last Updated: 03/01/2021
Draft Year: 2021
40 time: 4.52 seconds (64%*)
Measurables:
Height: 5-11 (57%*) Weight: 200 (17%*)
Forty: 4.52 (O) (64%*)
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(C) - NFL Combine (P) - Pro Day (O) - Other (HS) -Estimated from High School Combine
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ROLE: DUAL-ROLE Back
Last Updated: 03/01/2021
Draft Year: 2021
40 time: 4.52 seconds (64%*)
Measurables:
0% 100%
Height: 5-11 (57%*) Weight: 200 (17%*)
Forty: 4.52 (O) (64%*)
(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:
75%
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Rushing:
61%
Break Tackles:
53%
Receiving/Hands:
46%
Pass Blocking:
55%
Run Blocking:
55%
DRAFT PROJECTION: UDFA
Overall Rank: #430 Position rank: #35
College Games: 14 College Snaps: 338
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.
  • 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.
  • Does not possess top breakaway speed, though he's rarely caught from behind.
  • Not the biggest, strongest or fastest but does enough with preparation and instincts to get a look. Not big or tenacious as a blocker in the passing game.
  • 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.
Weaknesses
  • 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.
  • Does not always show a burst in the box, anticipates contact. Can get I turned easily on draws and inside isolation plays, shuffling and failing to restart momentum. Power in his cuts has been inconsistent. Tripped upon first contact.
  • 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.
  • Not elite in his vision or strength, he has enough all-around game to be a three-down player at the next level
  • 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.
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How other scouting services rate Shane Simpson (Overall Rank)

All Scouts AveragePosition Rank
95.0
*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.