Childs was inconsistent at Arkansas but showed enough that he should be a late-round pick. He was obviously uncomfortable when running routes in 2011 after suffering a torn patella tendon the previous season.
Childs understands how to use his body in the short game to create the space needed to be effective. He builds up his speed throughout the route and can battle with corners underneath when trying to gain position on slant and drive routes. He isn't a physical player, but he will use his big frame to shield when necessary. When running the fade route, he understands how to use the sideline to his advantage. He can make any catch and can torque his body when running in-phase.
Childs' lack of speed is obvious on routes deeper than five to 10 yards. He is not explosive and struggles to separate from receivers, though the ability to separate is becoming increasingly important in the NFL. He is not a deep threat and makes all downfield plays solely because of his size. Childs is just an average athlete who will struggle to make an immediate impact at the next level.
Analysis from NFL.com.
Minnesota RB David Cobb set a school record with over 1,600 rushing yards last season for the Golden Gophers. How will his game translate at the NFL level? Very well, according to Mike Wobschall, who took to the film room to take a closer look at Cobb's play last season.
With the Vikings possibly in the market next weekend for a developmental quarterback, one name to keep an eye on might be Bryan Bennett out of Southeastern Louisiana. A former backup to Marcus Mariota at Oregon, Bennett accounted for 70 TD's the last two seasons.