Darius Anderson | RB | TCU
The former 3rd ranked prospect at running back in the state of Texas, Darius Anderson would eventually lead TCU in rushing. He earned himself a roster spot at the Senior Bowl. He could find himself as a backup at the NFL level but will likely need to be patient to earn himself much playing time.
Height | 5-10
Weight | 208
Class | Senior
Anderson can be counted on in terms of ball security, only fumbled four times during his time with the Horned Frogs. Runs with good contact balance and always seems to fall forward when being tackled. Defenses need to wrap up on Anderson, he fights through contact and will lower his shoulder to pop the defender.
Definitely a back who can run between the tackles, gets upfield with some burst. See the field well enough to find cutback lanes with the initial gap gets filled. Shows off these skills well in the return game on kickoff returns. Has some wiggle when he runs as well, can create more opportunities downfield with how shifty he can be. Good receiver with soft hands.
Not a running back that can be counted on in pass protection. Will limit his ability to get on the field. Needs to either run the ball or be a receiver. Won’t break off a lot of huge runs, can get upfield quickly but lacks that second gear to run away from defenders. Speedy defensive backs and linebackers can catch him in pursuit.
When running upfield, Anderson can dance around a bit much trying to make something happen. Pad level seems a bit high, will take unnecessary hits from defenders at times. Can’t take the corner as much as he would like to, needs to just get north and south.
Projection: Day 3