Chris Polk Scouting Report

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Chris Polk Scouting Report

Position: RB
Conference: Pac12
School: Washington Huskies
Year/Status: Declared
Jersey Number: #1
Height & Weight: 5'11 - 222 lbs.
Draft Prediction: Third Round

2012 NFL Combine Results
40-Yard Dash4.57
Vertical jump31.5
Broad jump9'3
Three-cone drill7.13
20-yard shuttle4.21

2012 NFL Draft Prospect Scouting Report:

Chris Polk, RB, Washington

Washington Huskies prospect Chris Polk is a thick running back with above average quickness that at the moment, appears to be a bit "over-ranked" given his lack of elite athleticism. Polk is a tough runner that exhibits solid patience and the toughness to turn short gains into medium gains on a regular basis. He does not possess great straight line speed or a "second gear" to run away from defenders.

Polk needs to display more decisiveness when hitting the hole, and with that, needs to explode through the line in order to take what the defense has given him. One big problem is that he is a very upright runner and opens up his body to big hits at the second level. Although he is well-built through his frame, Polk could be even better if he ran with a better pad level.

He doesn't have the agility to burst to the outside and doesn't display the hands to be on the field on third downs. A more than willing pass protector who will need to work on his blocking techniques. Polk will likely find his role as a No. 2 back who comes in on third downs and can be trusted to not fumble the ball away.

Last Updated Mar-31-2012 by Matt De Lima

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