Johnathan Franklin Scouting Report

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Johnathan Franklin Scouting Report

Position: RB
Conference: Pac12
School: UCLA Bruins
Year/Status: Senior
Jersey Number: #23
Height & Weight: 5'10 - 205 lbs.
Draft Prediction: Third Round
Drafted 4.28 in 2013 by GB

2013 NFL Combine Results
40-Yard Dash4.49
Bench press18
Vertical jump31.5
Broad jump115
Three-cone drill6.89
20-yard shuttle4.31
60-yard shuttle11.33

2013 NFL Draft Prospect Scouting Report:

Johnathan Franklin, RB, UCLA

Running back Johnathan Franklin carried UCLA to a resurgent 2012 season. A good runner with above-average speed, he should compete for a split-role early as a rookie.

Franklin is a balanced runner with few glaring weaknesses. A bit high-cut and needs to add more strength to his lower half. Won't regularly break tackles, yet runs with a nice pad level and will improve after hitting a NFL weight room. Ran very well at the combine with a 4.49 40-yard dash. Hits the creases hard with a one-cut and go running style. Gets north-south reliably. Moderate fumbling issues despite carrying the ball high and tight.

Adequate lateral movement. Not a guy to try to juke a defender out of his shoes. Looks to evade and find angles. Average patience when allowing blockers to establish a running lane. Could be a workhorse and had no issues with injuries. Big improvement from junior to senior year. At his best as a cut-back runner. Enough power up top to shed arm tackles without losing balance.

Franklin projects as a second to third round pick in the 2013 NFL Draft.

Last Updated Apr-25-2013 by Matt De Lima

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