Devon Achane: NFL Draft Scouting Report

Devon Achane: NFL Draft Scouting Report
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  • Height: 5’9″
  • Weight: 185 Lbs
  • College: Texas A&M
  • Year: Junior
  • Position: Running Back


  • True track star speed. 
  • Is explosive and eclectic
  • Rann 100-meters in 10.41s at a track meet
  • Speed translates onto the field of play
  • Is able to go through the gears and change up his pace with ease.
  • He can simply play at different levels of speed to everyone else
  • Has good enough power despite his lack of size
  • Is still developing but has shown great promise as a receiving threat. Has shown solid hands and good route-running ability
  • When in space he is elusive.
  • Is slippery through the tackles and can evade tacklers
  • Has great change of direction. Can bounce between tackles to find open lanes
  • Can plant his foot in the ground with power and speed.
  • Versatility to be a kick returner


  • Isnt the biggest of backs and that affects some areas of his game.
  • Lacks an overall strength profile 
  • Has shown very little in pass protection and hasn’t really shown any desire to do the dirty work.
  • Is still learning as a football player and is still developing his vision
  • Maybe scheme dependent and will need to be used in the right way. Could benefit from going to a team that has a committee of running backs. 


Devon Achane has all the traits that you look for in a modern-day NFL running back. Combining electric speed, dynamic explosiveness and a developing receiving ability, makes him a game-changing threat. While Achane won’t offer you anything in pass protection and his size restricts his play strength, he offers you a unique trait in his speed which will see him being prized as a draft asset. 

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