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Demetric Felton 2021 NFL Draft Scouting Report
Name: Demetric Felton
Position: Running Back
Weight: 189 lbs
Overall Rank: No. 118 overall
Position Rank: RB8
Strengths: A do-it-all offensive weapon who also contributes in the return game, Felton can be whatever his NFL offensive coordinator needs him to be as a runner, receiver and returner. He’s a natural athlete with easy movements and agility. As a route-runner at the Senior Bowl he showed refined hips and a toughness to beat press coverage. As a runner, he finds cutback lanes and is quick enough to shake defenders while bringing enough power to motor through tackles.
Weaknesses: Felton is more quick than fast, something that showed up on tape and at his pro day workout. That will likely limit how some NFL teams view him. Felton’s urgency as a running back gets him into trouble as he has to better let blocks develop in front of him. As a pass-catcher he’s raw and hasn’t shown work outside of the Senior Bowl practices against press coverage or a defender assigned to stop him. Additionally, his instincts as a receiver need work as he’s had very few reps at the position and needs his mechanics cleaned up as a route-runner.
What I Love: Felton’s versatility is electric. A running back at UCLA, he spent the week of Senior Bowl practices working at wide receiver. He’ll find a role in an NFL offense.
NFL Comparison: Tony Pollard
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Ball Security: ++
Contact Balance: +