Elijah McGuire – 2017 NFL Draft Prospect Profile

Elijah McGuire

RB

Basics:

Position College Jersey Number Class Scheme
RB UL-Lafayette 15 SR

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

Listed Height Listed Weight Listed 40 Time Combine Height Combine Weight Arm Length Hand Size
5'10 209 4.5 5'10 214 31 9

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

40 Time Vertical Broad Bench 3-Cone Short Shuttle
4.53 36 10'0 15 7.26 4.56

Overview:

McGuire was highly productive at UL-Lafayette, where he had 711 carries, proven to be their workhorse back, rushing for 4312 yards, with an impressive 41 rushing touchdowns, he also had 129 catches, for 1383 receiving yards, and 10 receiving touchdowns. He has good speed, good vision, is a tough runner, a great pass catching back, and a good blocking back. He is also versatile, as he can lineup at running back, along with in the slot as a wide receiver, and he is also tough to take down. On the other side, he is a bit small, and he does get stuffed at times, in both the run, and pass game. With that said, and due to his impressive East-West Shrine game, I see McGuire being a day 3 pick, likely in the mid round range, when it is all said and done.

Strengths:

A workhorse back

A great pass catching back

Scoring machine

Has good size in the weight department

Has good vision

A tough runner

A good blocking back

Can lineup at RB and in the slot as a WR

Has good speed

Tough to take down

Highly productive at UL-Lafayette

Put up great rushing yard and receiving yard numbers

Weaknesses:

He does get stuffed at times in both run and pass game

A smaller back height wise

Career Stats:

Games Played: 51

Rushing Attempts: 711

Rushing Yards: 4312

Rushing Touchdowns: 42

Yards Per Carry: 6.1

Receptions: 129

Receiving Yards: 1383

Receiving Touchdowns: 10

Yards Per Catch: 10.7