Kory Sheets Scouting Report

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Kory Sheets Scouting Report

Position: RB
Conference: Big10
School: Purdue Boilermakers
Year/Status: Declared
Jersey Number: #24
Height & Weight: 6'0 - 206 lbs.

2009 NFL Combine Results
40-Yard Dash4.47
Bench press15
Vertical jump37.0
Broad jump10'1
60-yard shuttle11.70

2009 NFL Draft Prospect Scouting Report:

Kory Sheets, RB, Purdue

Kory Sheets has quietly put together an impressive career at Purdue. Sheets recently became Purdue's all time leader in both total touchdowns and rushing touchdowns. This is all the more impressive considering Coach Joe Tiller's pass happy scheme. He has consistently produced for the Boilermakers, scoring double digit touchdowns in each of his four seasons. He has the size to be an effective back at the professional level and has solid, if somewhat unspectacular, speed. For his career, the fifth year senior has tallied 3341 rushing yards (a 5.0 yards per carry average) and 48 rushing touchdowns. These numbers alone would make him a solid prospect, but Sheets has also caught 108 passes for 814 yards, good for 7.5 yards per catch. He has also scored on 5 receptions and even returned a punt for a touchdown as a freshman. Sheets has an advantage over a lot of other college running backs. Purdue's offensive scheme has made him one of the better pass blocking tailbacks available this year. In addition to his offensive prowess, Sheets has also been an effective kickoff returner during his career. Whether or not Sheets can be an every down back in the NFL is still a bit of a question mark, but he has the skills to be a valuable contributor. His combination of size, speed, hands, and pass blocking skills make him a candidate for the third down role for an NFL franchise. Sheets is likely a fifth or early sixth round pick, but it only takes one team to become enamored and pull the trigger a little earlier. Kory Sheets played in January's Senior Bowl in Mobile, Alabama. Sheets was all over the field during the weekend's game. He rushed the ball 7 times for 31 yards, had 4 catches for 5 yards, ran a kickoff back 61 yards, and even made a tackle while playing special teams. He did a lot to help his stock, not only by effectively running between the tackles, but also by displaying his versatility for the scouts on hand. Kory Sheets is having a tremendous off season. He was fantastic at the NFL Combine, where he ran a blazing 4.47 second 40 yard dash. He also had a 37 inch vertical leap and a 10 foot 1 inch broad jump. Sheets is likely a fourth round pick who brings speed, solid hands, and value in the return game to his team.

Last Updated Mar-20-2009 by Randall Weida

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