Samaje Perine
Projection
Round 2
Grade
A
6.60
Eventual Starter

Samaje Perine

Running Back
Oklahoma
  • Year: Junior
  • Height: 5-11
  • Weight: 233
  • 40-Yard: 4.65
  • Arm: N/A
  • Hand: N/A

Strong Points

Big, thick and athletic. Has good play speed and outstanding balance. Quick to the hole with very good vision/instincts and a good decision-maker. Runs with exceptional power and consistently gets yards after contact. Can move the pile. Breaks some long runs and is very difficult to tackle in the open field.

Weak Points

Not really an outside threat, not used much in the passing game. Needs work on his pass protection technique, pass routes.

The Way We See It

True junior entering the draft. Has run for more than 4,100 yards in three seasons. Short but thick and a very powerful inside runner. Quick to the hole with good vision and instincts. Makes good decisions. Is patient, sets up his blocks and finds the opening. Mostly an inside, between-the-tackles type who can move the pile. Consistently gets yards after contact. Was the man in 2014 and 2015 but split time with Joe Mixon in 2016. Not a big part of the passing game. As good as he is, he won't be the bellcow in the NFL until he learns how to pass protect and run better routes. Still, he will be an important contributor.