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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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