It was a successful day for most of the 34 running backs who took part in the combine today.  Most of the ball carriers ran much faster than scouts expected and improved their draft stock.  Here’s the breakdown.

Running Back

PosNameSchool40-140-2
RBArmando AllenNotre DameInjInj
RBAnthony AllenGeorgia Tech4.604.61
RBMatt AsiataUtah4.814.84
RBDamien BerryMiami-Fl4.584.54
RBAllen BradfordUSC4.574.57
RBDelone CarterSyracuse4.544.48
FBShaun ChapasGeorgia4.974.99
RBJohn ClayWisconsin4.754.85
RBGraig CooperMiami-Fl4.544.55
RBNoel DevineWest VirginiaInj
RBShaun DraughnNorth Carolina4.654.72
RBDarren EvansVirginia Tech4.604.50
RBMario FanninAuburn4.454.42
RBAlexander GreenHawaii4.454.42
RBJamie HarperClemson4.524.62
RBRoy HeluNebraska4.414.40
RBKendall HunterOklahoma State4.514.42
FBHenry HynoskiPittsburgh5.03Inj
RBMark IngramAlabama4.614.59
RBTaiwan JonesEastern WashingtonInjInj
RBMikel LeshoureIllinois4.594.54
RBDion LewisPittsburgh4.564.56
RBDerrick LockeKentucky4.384.38
FBOwen MarecicStanford4.944.83
RBDeMarco MurrayOklahoma4.424.41
RBBilal PowellLouisvilleInjInj
RBStevan RidleyLSU4.654.64
RBJacquizz RodgersOregon State4.594.58
RBEvan RoysterPenn State4.624.61
RBBrandon SaineOhio State4.424.48
RBDa’Rel ScottMaryland4.344.35
FBAnthony ShermanConnecticut4.734.68
RBVai TauaNevada4.684.69
RBDaniel ThomasKansas StateInjInj
RBJordan TodmanConnecticut4.424.38
RBShane VereenCalifornia4.514.49
RBJohnny WhiteNorth Carolina4.514.53
RBRyan WilliamsVirginia Tech4.584.58

Anthony Allen/Georgia Tech – He showed a decent change of direction and caught the ball well.

Allen Bradford/USC – He was better than expected changing direction and footwork. He caught the ball well.

Delone Carter/Syracuse – He showed quick feet and didn’t lose momentum when changing direction.

Shaun Chapas/Georgia – He was adequate when changing direction, otherwise there was little signs of burst or quickness.

Shaun Draughn/North Carolina – He caught the ball well.

Darren Evans/Virginia Tech – He struggled changing direction and displayed limited speed. He even dropped a number of passes.

Mario Fannin/Auburn – He looked very athletic. He displayed a quick change of direction with quick feet and caught the ball well.

Jamie Harper/Clemson – He was slow changing direction. He fought the ball as a pass catcher.

Roy Helu Jr./Nebraska – He displayed good cutting skills with a burst out of his break.

Mark Ingram/Alabama – He showed a burst. He caught the ball well. He did appear to be a one speed back for the most part.

Mikel LeShoure/Illinois – He struggled changing direction and almost came to a stop while cutting.

Dion Lewis/Pittsburgh – He showed great footwork, cutting skills and the ability to adjust to the pass when catching the football.

Derrick Locke/Kentucky – He doesn’t lose momentum when changing direction. He showed great footwork and nice burst.

Owen Marecic/Stanford – He caught the ball well and worked hard yet displayed a lack of burst or ability to change direction.

Stephen Ridley/LSU – He slows down significantly when asked to change direction.

Jacquizz Rodgers/Oregon State – He showed decent feet and a quick explosive change of direction but a limited burst overall.

Evan Royster/Penn State – He could not change direction without stopping.

Brandon Saine/Ohio State – He showed a good change of direction, has a burst and caught the ball well.

Da’Rel Scott/Maryland – He really didn’t show the ability to cut back doubled with poor footwork.

Anthony Sherman/Connecticut – He moves well for a big man.

Vai Taua/Nevada – He displayed better than expected footwork. He showed good hand-eye coordination as a pass catcher.

Jordan Todman/Connecticut – He was fluid and explosive changing direction. He was very athletic on the field.

Shane Vereen/California – He showed a smooth change of direction while running low to the ground.

Johnny White/North Carolina – He showed poor balance and footwork during drills.

Ryan Williams/Virginia Tech – He looked athletic with good footwork and balance changing direction.