Tarean Folston
Projection
Round 7-UFA
Grade
C
6.30
Backup

Tarean Folston

Running Back
Notre Dame
  • Year: Senior
  • Height: 5-9 3/4
  • Weight: 213
  • 40-Yard: 4.67
  • Arm: N/A
  • Hand: N/A

Strong Points

Quick to the hole, has very nimble feet. Good vision and a good decision-maker. Runs low and can get yards after contact. Fairly reliable as a pass blocker. Has good hands and is a reliable receiver. Best running between the tackles; with his quickness he has some elusiveness and quick-cutting ability.

Weak Points

Marginal size, lacks top-end speed. Has had a problem staying healthy. Not a big-play type. Mostly an inside runner despite his size.

The Way We See It

Showed promise as a rotational back in 2014 when he ran for 889 yards and a 5.1-yard average per carry. Went into the 2015 season as the starter, then tore his ACL in the season opener. Used as a backup in 2016. ACLs can heal enough to play again a season later, but it can take longer to return to 100 percent. Folston has quickness, vision and is a tough inside runner. If he gets back to full strength, he might surprise once he gets into camp. As a sophomore, he looked like a potential mid-round pick, then he got hurt. A strong Pro Day might get him drafted late.