Tank Bigsby: NFL Draft Scouting Report

Tank Bigsby: NFL Draft Scouting Report
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  • Height: 6’0″
  • Weight: 208 Lbs
  • College: Auburn
  • Year: Junior
  • Position: Running Back


  • Is a pure gap finder
  • Has extremely impressive vision and one of the most instinctual rushers in this class
  • His play style is tough and physical
  • He has so much lower body strength that when he gets a run up he will run straight over defenders with his excellent function play strength
  • Is able to hit running lanes with great power and intensity
  • Has shown superb instincts and intuition
  • Has an excellent center of gravity and plays with great balance
  • Can change direction both smoothly and quickly. Is able to bounce into open space and can cut laterally with ease
  • Has good enough instant acceleration to burst through gaps
  • Shows great patience and football IQ
  • Is really strong running between the tackles where he can use his power and strength to be efficient as a north/south runner.
  • His lower body strength makes him extremely difficult to tackle and he can fight his way for extra yards after contact.


  • Won’t have the home run hitting speed that some do
  • Will need to be placed in a power/gap scheme for him to get his best production as he lacks the ability to attack in outside zone. 
  • His long speed may be an issue for some teams. Has good burst but lacks the true speed to attack long distances
  • While he shows ability, awareness and attention in pass protection he will benefit from being taught better technique so he can attack pass pro with more control and refinement


Tank Bigsby is a north/south direct power runner who plays with physicality and toughness. He is a pure instinctual rusher and gap finder who can hit lanes with good burst. Bigsby’s calling card is his contact balance as he proves difficult to bring down due to his strength and physical profile giving him the ability to gain yards after contact. While Bisby isn’t the most elusive or speediest of players he will be extremely productive in a power running scheme that can utilise his traits and get the most out of him

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