Elijah Hood
Projection
Round 6-7
Grade
C
6.40
Quality Backup

Elijah Hood

Running Back
North Carolina
  • Year: Junior
  • Height: 5-11
  • Weight: 232
  • 40-Yard: 4.62
  • Arm: N/A
  • Hand: N/A

Strong Points

Size, strength and power. Quick to the hole. Gets yards after contact. Good decision-maker. True power guy. Good hands. Willing blocker.

Weak Points

Not very elusive, can't make people miss in tight or in space. Lacks speed. Needs to improve pass blocking. Pass routes are usually check-down type. Average outside runner.

The Way We See It

Hood is a third-year junior entering the draft. Another example of a young man who might have been better served by staying in school, but players come out for a variety of reasons that aren't always connected to their likely draft status or even whether they will have long careers in the league. Don't know why Hood chose to come out but he is a big, powerful inside runner who can get the tough yards. While he may never become a starter, he can contribute as a rotational player. There is always a place for between-the-tackles bangers. Hood has limitations in that he lacks speed and won't be very effective outside, but he will do the dirty work. Will need to improve his pass blocking.