James Conner – 2017 NFL Draft Prospect Profile

James Conner

RB

Basics:

Position College Jersey Number Class Scheme
RB Pittsburgh 24 SR

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

Listed Height Listed Weight Listed 40 Time Combine Height Combine Weight Arm Length Hand Size
6'2 230 4.86 6'1 233 31 1/4 9 7/8

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

40 Time Vertical Broad Bench 3-Cone Short Shuttle
4.65 29 9'5 20 7.41* 4.31*

Overview:

Conner had a great career at Pitt, especially overcoming Cancer, playing in 38 career games, where he had 661 carries, for 3701 rushing yards, and 52 rushing touchdowns, he also had 28 receptions, for 409 receiving yards, and 4 receiving touchdowns. He has great size, good vision, he breaks tackles with ease, he is a dynamic play maker, and makes something out of nothing. He is also tough to take down, he also makes defenders miss, he breaks tackles with ease, and runs over defenders, while fighting for extra yards. He tends to get stuffed at times though. With that said, I view Conner as a late day 2 pick, to an early day 3 pick, depending on how many teams value a running back that high.

Strengths:

A workhorse

A scoring machine

Has put up great rushing yard numbers in his career

Has great size

Breaks tackles with ease

A dynamic play maker on offense

Has good vision

He makes something out of nothing

Does not give up on any plays

Fights for extra yards

Tough to take down

Does not give up on any plays

Runs over defenders

Makes defenders miss

Breaks tackles with ease

A good pass catching back

Weaknesses:

He tends to get stuffed at times

Career Stats:

Games Played: 38

Rushing Attempts: 661

Rushing Yards: 3701

Rushing Touchdowns: 52

Yards Per Carry: 5.6

Receptions: 28

Receiving Yards: 409

Receiving Touchdowns: 4

Yards Per Catch: 14.6