By: Steve Johnson
Anthony McFarland Jr., RB, Maryland
5’8 1/8″ 208 lbs
30 3/8″ arms. 8 7/8″ hands. 73 3/8″ wingspan.
4.44 40 29 1/2″ Vert. 116″ Broad Jump. DNP Bench Reps.
DNP 3 Cone Drill DNP 20 yard Shuttle
2018: 12 games. 131 att, 1034 yards, 4 TDs; 7 rec, 73 yards
2019: 11 games. 114 att, 614 yards, 8 TDs; 17 rec, 126 yards, 1 TD
Misc. Stats: Returned 1 kick 40 yards in 2019
Accolades: 2016 Under Armour All-American, 2018 Second-team All-Big Ten
Injuries: Missed most of Senior season of high school with a broken leg. High ankle sprain in 2019
History: Four-star recruit from Hyattsville, MD. Attended prestigious football powerhouse DeMatha Catholic. Chose Maryland over Alabama, Georgia, Miami, and Penn State.
Strengths: Good long speed (ran a 4.44 at the combine) and acceleration. Home run threat that if he gets into the 2nd level, he can house it. Well built back. Hard running north/south running style. Inside vision is pretty good, sees the hole and hits it hard.
Weaknesses: Vision is average. Lacks lateral ability and shiftiness. Once his feet come to a standstill, he’s done. Lacks the lower body strength/leg drive to be counted on to push piles. Not experienced in pass pro or as a receiving threat. Runs hard but not overly powerful. Running style is prone to injuries.
Overview: McFarland has some poor man Darrell Henderson in him. He’s got some juice and runs hard, but he’s been injury prone since High School, and inconsistent because of it. He’s a tough grade, that I’m sure has different franchises perplexed. Ultimately, I think he can provide a spark as part of a committee, with the potential to be a productive piece.
Evaluation based on games. Ohio St. 18′, Temple 19′, Nebraska 19′
Draft Projection: Early Day Three
Phanaddict Draft Grade: 5.43
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