2020 NFL Draft Scouting Report: J.K. Dobbins, RB, Ohio State

Photo: Joe Robbins/Getty Images

 

Height: 5094

Weight: 209

Class: Junior

D.O.B: Dec. 17, 1998 (Age: 21)

 

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Strengths: ​Solid height and weight with a compact build with very good AA, displaying very good quickness, acceleration, fluid hips, contact balance, body control, explosiveness, and solid COD. Outstanding mental processing quickly reading defenders leverage and gaps. Very good patience when pressing the LOS to manipulate second level defenders with very good anticipation to find open holes quickly in outside zone and inside zone. Outstanding vision making quick reads with outstanding awareness. Very good burst. Good at creating in the open field, makes quick cuts and has oily hips to change direction quickly. He is elusive to make subtle cuts and has very good contact balance with some good body wiggle. Very good finisher always falling forward and lowering his shoulder with good play strength and pad level. Outstanding competitive toughness. Natural feel as a runner setting up LB's and finding backdoor cuts on zone runs. Reliable pass catcher with good hands. Good in the pass game overall with solid route running ability. Good awareness of finding open spots in the flats. Quickly turns into a runner after the catch with very good acceleration. He has the versatility to run in gap and zone scheme. He can run inside the tackles and is a good playmaker.
Weaknesses: ​Not the most laterally explosive player. He needs work on creating something out of nothing. Adequate pass blocker. Struggles with his base and lunging. Needs work on technique and lacks awareness in pass pro vs stunts and twists. He can have some concentration drops.
Summary: ​J.K. Dobbins projects to be a good RB at the next level you can win with. He can run in any scheme. He wins with very good AA, vision, and FBI to maximize his runs with very good contact balance and finishing ability. He struggles in pass pro with technique. But he will be a three down back at the next level. He will have an impact in the flats as a pass catcher as well.
Grade: ​2nd Round/Starting RB

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