Joseph Yearby – 2017 NFL Draft Prospect Profile

Joseph Yearby



Position College Jersey Number Class Scheme
RB Miami(Fla.) 2 JR

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

Listed Height Listed Weight Listed 40 Time Combine Height Combine Weight Arm Length Hand Size
5'9 195 4.52 5'9* 196*

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

40 Time Vertical Broad Bench 3-Cone Short Shuttle


Yearby had a nice career at Miami, playing in 38 career games, with 393 carries, for 2119 rushing yards, and 14 rushing touchdowns. He also had 40 receptions, for 430 receiving yards, and 3 receiving touchdowns. He is a tough runner, he has good vision, he has good speed, and has an explosive burst off the line of scrimmage. He is also a play maker on offense, he also attacks the holes when open, he breaks tackles with ease, he makes defenders miss with ease, he is a good pass catching back, and he is tough to take down. He is really undersized, also he is not the best blocker, and he gets stuffed at times. With that said, I view Yearby as a day 3 pick, likely in the later part of day 3.


A workhorse

Scoring machine

Has put up good rushing yards in only 2 seasons at Miami

Tough runner

Has good vision

Makes defenders miss with ease

Breaks tackles

Attacks the open holes

A play maker on offense

Has good speed

Tough to take down

A good pass catching back

Has an explosive burst off the line of scrimmage

Fights for extra yards


Really undersized

Not the best blocker

Gets stuffed at the line of scrimmage at times

Career Stats:

Games Played: 38

Rushing Attempts: 393

Rushing Yards: 2119

Rushing Touchdowns: 14

Yards Per Carry: 5.4

Receptions: 40

Receiving Yards: 430

Receiving Touchdowns: 3

Yards Per Catch: 10.8