PROSPECT SUMMARY - CJ VERDELL
CJ Verdell aligned at running back for Oregon's spread offensive attack. He is a short but not “small” back who has a compact build. He is a violent, downhill runner who gets north and south in a hurry. He runs bigger than his size would suggest and does a good job finishing runs. He keeps his feet churning upon contact and runs with a low center of gravity. In the passing game, he is a threat out of the backfield and can make some things happen in space. He struggles in pass protection and will need to improve there to have a bigger role in the NFL.
Ideal Role: Backup, change-of-pace RB.
Scheme Fit: Wide zone running scheme.
Written by Drae Harris