MarShawn Lloyd NFL Draft Scouting Report
Height: 5’9” | Weight: 215 lbs
SEC Football Community Service Team (2022) • 4-star recruit
“MarShawn Lloyd has a nice blend of lateral agility, burst, and strength that allow for him to be a reliable, productive running back.”
- Lateral agility
- Burst in the open field
- High-IQ player
- Pass pro
- Ball security
- Injury concerns
In-play Film Analysis:
MarShawn Lloyd is a well-rounded running back that shows plus attributes running the football while also being utilized in the passing game out of the backfield.
In the running game from the snap, Lloyd shows off good vision and does a good job scanning for any creases. Once Lloyd has found the crease, he is a back that understands “slow to and fast through” as he is able to burst through the hole and pick up significant yardage. When creases are not immediately available, Lloyd can string together an array of jump-cuts and lateral maneuvers to create his own running opportunities and turn potentially negative plays into positives. As a runner in the open field, Lloyd has straight-line speed to accelerate away from defenders and also has an element of elusiveness to condense his frame just enough that defenders whiff on tackles and usually have to make contact with an arm tackle that he can run through.
In the passing game, Lloyd can be utilized as a receiver out of the backfield and in pass protection. In pass protection, Lloyd is a high-IQ player who is able to quickly identify blitzers and effectively pick them up. Lloyd’s size is a concern against bigger defenders, but he shows toughness and a willingness to pick up blitzers.
Lloyd’s biggest concern as a player is ball security. On multiple occasions throughout the season, the ball has come loose, which could be from Lloyd carrying the ball too loosely or defenders having great strip attempts. Either way, this is something that defenders will identify and they’ll continue to try and strip the ball away from Lloyd.
Prospect Projection: Day 3 — Scheme Specific Contributor
Written By: Keith Sanchez
Last Updated: June 19, 2023
Exposures: Kentucky (2022), Arkansas (2022), Georgia (2022), Clemson (2022)