Zach Charbonnet: NFL Draft Scouting Report

Zach Charbonnet: NFL Draft Scouting Report
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  • Height: 6’1″
  • Weight: 220 Lbs
  • College: UCLA
  • Year: Senior
  • Position: Running Back


  • A bigger/taller back
  • Good size for the position
  • A hard, decisive runner
  • Plays with aggression and violence
  • Excellent play strength 
  • Runs angry and with purpose
  • Can pound it through the middle and has great vision to find gaps. Best running between the tackles.
  • Great instincts that will translate well.
  • His running style is powerful and forceful
  • Extremely productive
  • Forces missed tackles
  • Is extremely balanced and breaks tackles
  • Extremely active footwork
  • Good hands as a receiver. A really nice check-down option in the flat.
  • Can hold up in pass protection because of his size and build and can improve in that area


  • Lacks top-end speed
  • Doesn’t have the change of direction that some in this class do
  • Lacks the threat of the homerun, as he is more of a punch you in the mouth runner
  • Has a low ceiling, as his athletic ability doesn’t give him the upside of others in this class.


Zach Charbonnet is a big running back who plays smash-mouth football. He has a rampaging running style with makes him run with purpose and power. He is persistent in his approach and his play strength and balance mean he can break tackles with force. Charbonnet may not have the upside as other running backs in the 2023 class due to his lack of speed and overall athleticism but his style is easy to translate into production on an NFL field. 

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