Joseph Yearby
Projection
Round 7-UFA
Grade
C
6.30
Backup

Joseph Yearby

Running Back
Miami (FL)
  • Year: Junior
  • Height: 5-9
  • Weight: 198
  • 40-Yard: 4.58
  • Arm: N/A
  • Hand: N/A

Strong Points

Very quick. Shows good cutback skills. Has strength and power and can get some yards after initial contact. Very good balance.

Weak Points

Size and he won't get any bigger. Is tight in the hips and has a short stride. Not elusive. Pass blocking. Not a breakaway threat.

The Way We See It

Junior entering the draft and you really have to wonder why. If he is leaving Miami for academic reasons, it's not a killer in the eyes of NFL teams, but it's not exactly an asset either. Had a 1,000-yard season in 2015 but his production fell off in 2016 as other backs surpassed him in the Miami offense. Had he stayed in school and reclaimed his starting role or at least forced coaches to get him the ball more, it clearly would have helped his status in the eyes of NFL evaluators. If he's leaving over fear he couldn't have done more at Miami, it doesn't exactly bode well for his chances at the next level. Still, he is a tough, strong and quick player but with size limitations. Has to be in the right situation to make it and has to perform on special teams. That 2015 season can make him a late pick.