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Prospect Profile: Stanford RB Christian McCaffrey

Christian McCaffrey

Running back| Stanford| Junior

Height:5-foot-11 | Weight: 202 pounds 

College Stats

2016: totaled 1,603 yards and 13 touchdowns on 253 carries in 11 games as Stanford's lead back; added 37 receptions for 319 yards and three scores; had 14 kickoff returns for 318 yards (22.7 yards per return); honored as CoSIDA All-American; named as Second-Team All-American by seven different outlets; All-Pac-12 First Team; semifinalist for Maxwell and Doak Walker Awards; finished first nationally with 211.6 all-purpose yards per game; chose not to play in Stanford's bowl game

Career: totaled 3,922 yards and 21 touchdowns on 632 carries (6.2 yards per carry); added 99 receptions for 1,206 yards with 10 touchdowns; averaged 26.4 yards per kickoff return with a touchdown; averaged 11.2 yards per punt return with a touchdown; had 6,987 career all-purpose yards for Stanford; set NCAA record in 2015 with 3,864 all-purpose yards; Associated Press Player of the Year in 2015; Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Year in 2015; Heisman Trophy finalist in 2015; two-time All-American; named to All-Pac-12 team two straight seasons

Combine Results

40-yard dash: 4.48 seconds (tied for fourth among running backs)

Bench press: 10 reps of 225 pounds

Broad jump: 10 feet, 1 inch

Vertical jump: 37.5 inches (tied for second among running backs)

3-cone drill: 6.57 seconds (first among running backs)

20-yard shuttle: 4.22 seconds (fourth among running backs)

60-yard shuttle: 11.03 seconds (first among running backs)


Summary:McCaffrey is one of the most electrifying players in the 2017 draft class. He can do it all on the field, whether it's in the running game, catching passes out of the backfield or as a returner on special teams, andhe even completed two of three passes for 39 yards and two touchdowns in 2015. He missed a few games due to injury this past season but still averaged more than 145 rushing yards per game and was first nationally with more than 211 total yards per game.

Lance Zierlein of wrote McCaffrey "Smooth, controlled stride length with choppy feet for instant cuts and change of direction. Plus vision with above average anticipatory feel for opening creases. Hugs contours of the running lane and staggers and stutters his feet to maneuver in tight quarters. Protects football while running through traffic. Reads keys quickly on stretch plays. Sinks hips into sharp cuts. Equally adept darting inside or outside and is able to string moves together. Won't dance on short runs — gets it downhill."

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Stacking up: NFL Media analyst Mike Mayock had McCaffrey as his No. 3 running back before the combine, but moved him up a spot after the showcase in Indianapolis last month. Fellow NFL Media Analyst Bucky Brooks ranked McCaffrey as his third-best running back before and after the combine. Chris Burke of Sports Illustrated also has McCaffrey as the No. 3 running back in the draft, noting that the running back "is an electrifying chip that could produce massive numbers with a creative coordinator."

Familiar with the record book: McCaffrey is Stanford's all-time leader in all-purpose yards (3,864) and also holds the school record for single-season rushing total with 2,019.* *

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