Donnel Pumphrey – 2017 NFL Draft Prospect Profile

Donnel Pumphrey



Position College Jersey Number Class Scheme
RB San Diego State 19 SR

Measurements (* Denotes Pro Day or Personal Workout Numbers):

Listed Height Listed Weight Listed 40 Time Combine Height Combine Weight Arm Length Hand Size
5'9 175 4.49 5'8 176 29 8 1/2

Combine Results (* Denotes Pro Day or Personal Workout Numbers):

40 Time Vertical Broad Bench 3-Cone Short Shuttle
4.48 33.5 9'9 5 DNP DNP


Pumphrey was highly productive at San Diego State, where he had 1059 carries, for 6405 rushing yards, 62 rushing touchdowns, along with 99 catches, for 1039 receiving yards, And 5 receiving touchdowns. He has great speed, good vision, is ver elusive, is very experienced, and is a good pass catching back. He is also an explosive play maker, he is tough to take down, and does a good job making defenders miss. One more thing that could work in his benefit, is, that he did a good job as return man during the Senior Bowl game, which will add extra value and versatility to whatever team selects him. The only issue is the size frame, as he is small. Now with that said, I expect Pumphrey to end up being either a late day 2 pick, or an early day 3 pick, especially after having such an impressive Senior Bowl week.


A workhorse back

A scoring machine

Put up tremendous rushing yard numbers at SDSU

Had a great yards per carry number

Has great speed

Has good vision

Does a good job of making defenders miss

Tough to take down

An explosive playmaker

So elusive

Very experienced

A good pass catching back

Is a good return man


On the small side

Career Stats:

Games Played: 54

Rushing Attempts: 1059

Rushing Yards: 6405

Rushing Touchdowns: 62

Yards Per Carry: 6.0

Receptions: 99

Receiving Yards: 1039

Receiving Touchdowns: 5

Yards Per Catch: 10.5