Pat Garwo NFL Draft

Pat Garwo III

  • RB Boston College
  • Junior
  • #279
  • 5'8"
  • 208lbs
  • Prospect
  • Atlantic Coast

2021 Season

RUSH

1045

TD

7

YPC

5.098

YDS

19

Prospect Summary

Pat Garwo III 2023 NFL Draft Scouting Report

Background: 

  • Broke his own school record with 1,922 yards and 29 touchdowns in his senior season
  • Ranked as a top-30 running back recruit

System: 

  • Scheme tendencies: Pro-style offense
  • 2022 projected role: Starting RB

Pros: Pat Garwo III is a tough, downhill runner. He experienced his breakout season in 2021. If you like squatty strong backs, he fits the bill. He is a thick-framed, one-cut running back that excels in attacking north and south. He reads the flow of the offensive line blocks and defensive leverage. Garwo runs behind his pads with a forward lean. He shows the ability to read and cut after reaching the second and third levels of the defense. He does a good job scanning and working across the formation to protect his quarterback. His feet are planted, hips sunken, and the target is squared before delivering his blow.

Cons: Pat Garwo III lacks the requisite explosiveness to generate big plays—he had only two runs of 30-plus yards and six of 20-plus yards last season. Elusiveness and wiggle are not big pieces of his puzzle. Although he cuts vertically, he lacks the ability to make defenders miss in space. Typically a one-cut back, he is not fluid or twitchy enough to string together multiple moves. The combination of his bruising downhill style and lack of receiving skill set makes him a two-down player. It would be beneficial to him to showcase that he can catch the ball reliably out of the backfield.

Pat Garwo III NFL Draft Scouting Report by Damian Parson