Bo Scarbrough Draft Profile

Bo Scarbrough draft profile

Strengths:

  • Cut, powerful physique
  • Can absorb solid blows and keep runs alive
  • Carries power behind his pads
  • Tackling him high ends poorly for defenders
  • Able to create additional yardage through power and long speed
  • Short yardage touchdown specialist who can leap up-and-over the pile
  • Will always fall forward once he gets a head of steam behind him
  • Wants to lay hits in pass protection
  • Hasn’t had to handle a heavy workload thanks in part to Alabama’s committee approach

Analysis: Bo Scarbrough has the physique that stands out in a crowd and was looked upon as an elite prospect in the Alabama backfield. Despite his solid production, he never lived up to the hype that surrounded him. Scarbrough is a tough runner, who I consider a brute force that can add yardage to the end of runs. His tape is filled with defenders attempting to tackle him, but they fly off his pads when going up high. Scarbrough can absorb hits and keep his legs churning for additional yardage. He ran a 4/52 40-time at the NFL combine, showing impressive speed for his size. Alabama didn’t use him to his full capacity and that has helped keep tread on his tires. He is a willing blocker in pass protection, looking to punish pass rushers–but his lack of receiving ability can affect his playing time on passing downs.

Weaknesses:

  • Upright runner
  • Durability is a major concern
  • Has suffered through multiple lower body injuries dating back to high school
  • Frame accessible for hits from defenders
  • Long strider who needs a long runway to get to top speed
  • Doesn’t have bend and footwork to string moves together
  • Impatient with a penchant for crowding lead blockers and eliminating his own escape routes
  • Burst is below average through running lanes
  • Defenders got hands on him much earlier in the carry than his teammate Damien Harris

Analysis: Bo Scarbrough can be a runaway locomotive, but he needs a long track to get rolling or his effectiveness will drop sharply. Scarbrough won’t make tacklers miss, but he is a brute force who can add yardage to the end of runs. Scarbrough is a one-cut runner who is best in an under-center rushing attack where he can get carries in bunches. He has the talent to be an effective NFL running back, but durability concerns and a lack of pass catching ability could cap where teams are willing to consider drafting him. He is an upright runner giving defenders a lot of body to connect with when attempting to tackle. Speed is there, but it takes a long time for him to work up to his top gear. Can be impatient at times waiting for lead blockers to lock up their man. Knee bend is lacking. Not as good as his teammate who stayed at Alabama for another season, Damien Harris.

What the experts say: “He’s in the old school mode of big and physical with no third down value as a pass catcher. Give him room and he’s trouble but how is he going to get yards if he has a bad line in front of him?” – Former NFL offensive coordinator

Size: 6’1 232lbs

Draft Grade: 5th Round

NFL Comparison: Troy Hambrick

Draft Projection: Day 3 pick

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