Rankings

Player Display Name: 
Jarvion Franklin

Running back
School: Western Michigan | Conference: MAC
HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 5-11.5 / 239 | 40: 4.63 | DRAFT YR:2018

Rankings

Grade
3.34
Projected Round
6th
Bio: 
Three-year starter who earned First Team All-MAC honors and led Western Michigan in carries, rushing yards and rushing touchdowns in each of those three seasons. Rushed 235 times for 1,228 yards and 11 touchdowns in 2017. Named Second Team All-MAC and tied for the conference lead with 12 rushing TDs as a junior, carrying 248 times for 1,353 yards and catching 25 passes for 288 yards and two scores. Lost his starting job during the 2015 season and rushed 153 times for 735 yards and five TDs. Named MAC Offensive Player of the Year as a true freshman and led the conference with 306 carries and 24 rushing touchdowns while finishing second in the MAC with 1,551 yards on the ground.
Pos: 
Powerful, straight-ahead ball carrier with surprising burst. Waits for blocks to develop and displays outstanding vision and solid short-area quickness. Easily breaks tackles, has defenders bouncing off him and picks up a lot of yardage off initial contact. Grinds it out on the inside, keeps his feet moving and easily adjusts off the initial hit and carries the pile for extra yardage. Does an excellent job helping the quarterback sell ball fakes.
Neg: 
Runs with an upright style. Loses momentum trying to change direction. Not a creative ball carrier.
Analysis: 
Franklin is a bigger back with a powerful style and the ability to consistently pick up difficult yardage. He will be an asset at the next level on third downs and in short-yardage situations.