By: Steve Johnson
J.K. Dobbins, RB, Ohio St.
5’9 4/8″ 209 lbs
29 6/8″ arms. 9 4/8″ hands. 73 4/8″ wingspan
DNP 40 DNP″ Vert. DNP″ Broad Jump. 23 Bench Reps.
DNP 3 Cone Drill DNP 20 yard Shuttle
2017: 14 games. 194 att, 1403 yards, 7 TDs; 22 rec, 135 yards, 1 TD
2018: 14 games. 230 att, 1053 yards, 10 TDs; 26 rec, 263 yards, 2 TDs
2019: 14 games. 301 att, 2003 yards, 21 TDs; 23 rec, 247 yards, 2 TDs
Accolades: 2017 Second Team All-Big Ten, 2017 Big Ten Championship Game MVP, 2018 Second Team All-Big Ten, 2019 First Team All-Big Ten, 2019 First-team All-American,
Injuries: Broken right leg in 2016
History: Four-star recruit from La Grange, TX. Rushed for almost 5,000 yards and scored 72 times as a sophomore and junior at La Grange. He broke a bone in his right leg one game into his senior year. First name is J’Kaylin.
Strengths: Great size, chisseled body and frame to add more. Proven work horse, who shined on the big stage (final 4 games vs PSU, @MICH, WISC, CLEM 118 att, 714 yards, 8 TDs). One cut runner who can combine speed with power. Finishes his runs, can punish smaller defenders. Great pad level. Can run over guys and easily brushes off arm tackles. Good vision on inside runs. Quick processor.
Weaknesses: Lacks quick twitch. Doesn’t have great wiggle, more of a North/South runner. Stop/Start ability is average. Creativity in space is lacking a little. Looks a little lost in pass pro at times, although he is willing and tough.
Overview: Dobbins is a punishing one cut runner who combines speed and power. He best fits in a zone running scheme, that would allow him to share some of the load with a veteran, until he can become more consistent on 3rd downs.
Draft Projection: 1st Round
Phanaddict Draft Grade: 6.25
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