Small-School Spotlight: RB Terrance West (Towson)

Posted Apr 17, 2014 Draft Projection Rounds 3-4

Not many players, at any level, have ever had the production that Towson running back Terrance West had in his three-year career. With 84 rushing touchdowns, 41 in 2013, West shattered school records and elected to forego his senior year to enter the 2014 NFL Draft.


During the 2013 season, West ran for 2,509 yards on 413 carries (6.0 avg) while scoring 42 touchdowns, 41 of which were rushing. West leaves Towson as the school’s record holder in career rushing yards (4,849) and rushing touchdowns (84). In a FCS quarter-final playoff game against Eastern Illinois, West brought his A game for the nationally televised contest, rushing for 354 yards and five touchdowns on 39 carries.

Measuring in at 5-9, 225 at the NFL Combine, West is a compact, workhorse-type back who “Runs with attitude and power -- stays behind his pads, churns out yards after contact and finishes runs. Opens up his stride in space and has competitive speed to break long runs,” according to his scouting profile. West recorded a 4.54 40-yard dash at the Combine, proving he has adequate speed, especially for a 225-pound back.

The Baltimore native, who sold shoes to support his now five-year-old son while trying to land a spot on collegiate football roster, is tough to bet against. West, who walked-on at Towson, has worked his way to a potential second-day pick. With out-of-this-world production and solid measurables, West is a prospect to keep an eye on entering the 2014 NFL Draft.

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