Christian McCaffrey
Projection
Round 1
Grade
A
6.70
Eventual Starter

Christian McCaffrey

Running Back
Stanford
  • Year: Junior
  • Height: 5-11
  • Weight: 202
  • 40-Yard: 4.48
  • Arm: N/A
  • Hand: N/A

Strong Points

Excellent multi-purpose back. Has played running back, wide receiver and returns kicks. Very productive. Has excellent overall athletic traits with speed, strength, change of direction, burst and balance. Runs low with good vision/instincts. Productive inside and out. Quick-footed with elusiveness both in tight and in space. Very creative. Good blocker. Good receiver who runs good routes and has soft hands. Can come in and be a team's No. 1 returner. Played in an NFL-style system at Stanford.

Weak Points

Has marginal size and that might limit the amount of touches he gets each game. Missed some time with injuries in 2016.

The Way We See It

McCaffrey is a third-year junior who is entering the draft. Outstanding all-purpose back who can play a variety of positions. Ran for almost 4,000 yards and had 99 receptions in his three years at Stanford. His only real negative is he lacks ideal NFL running back size and that might limit his number of touches per game. Can be a big-play guy with his skill set and versatility, and that will benefit any NFL offense. Will be best utilized in a rotation but he can still be a difference-maker.