C.J. Verdell

RB, Oregon

  • Conf Pac-12 - North
  • Jersey #34
  • Class RS Junior
  • HT 5'9"
  • DOB 08/16/1999
  • WT 205 lbs


    Pros: Verdell is a sufficient athlete with adequate agility as a runner. In the running game, he has been highly productive behind a slew of big, powerful blockers. He runs admirably tough as a north/south runner that does a good job running behind his pads for a smaller back. Verdell offers good vision, good footwork and instincts inside. In the passing game he has sufficient hands out of the backfield. He will typically win against man coverage with linebackers on him and is a threat in space. He may have some value on special teams as a kick returner and should ideally be a complimentary, change of pace back in the NFL. 

    Cons: In the run game, he’s not a great decision maker on the zone-read stuff. He doesn’t have a lot of elusiveness in space for a smaller back in the open field. In the passing game, he struggles as a pass protector, which will severely limit his value. Relative to special teams, he could contribute as a kick returner but that’s probably it, so he'll need to blow a team away with his offensive duties.