Giovani Bernard Scouting Report
|School:||North Carolina Tar Heels|
|Height & Weight:||5'10 - 205 lbs.|
|Draft Prediction:||Second Round|
2013 NFL Draft Prospect Scouting Report:
Giovani Bernard, RB, North Carolina
Bernard has been an All-ACC performer since taking a redshirt after that aforementioned ACL injury. He was electric in 2012 with 1,228 rushing yards on just 184 carries, good for a 6.7 ypc average and 12 TDs. He also added 47 receptions for 490 yards and five TDs. He finished second in the nation in punt return average (16.4 ypr) and added another two PR TDs. Point here is of course that not only is Bernard multi-faceted, he produces with the ball in his hands in every way possible on offense.
The keys to his game are his elusiveness, quick acceleration, one-cut ability, with just enough power in his lower half to battle through and break tackles. Running backs may be a dime a dozen in today's NFL, but Bernard breaks that home run threat each and every time he touches the ball. His ability to run, catch, and return only heightens his value.
A powerful runner with great burst and vision, Bernard projects as a second round choice in the 2013 NFL Draft.
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