Rankings

Player Display Name: 
Joe Protheroe

Running back
School: Cal-Poly | Conference: D-IAA
HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 5-11.5 / 225 | 40: 4.62 | DRAFT YR:2019

Rankings

Grade
2.94
Projected Round
FA
Pos: 
Tough short-yardage ball carrier who gets the most from each handoff. Runs hard on the inside, keeps his feet moving and picks up a lot of yardage off initial contact. Powerful, rarely tackled by the first defender and moves the pile. Falls forward when tackled. Displays vision and instincts as both a runner and a blocker. Aggressive blocker who bends his knees and willingly throws his shoulders into opponents.
Neg: 
Lacks the agility necessary to turn the corner. Shows no burst and little speed. More of a straight-line back and loses a lot of momentum when he must change direction.
Analysis: 
Protheroe was a terrific college running back who rebounded well last season after an injury cost him the 2017 season. He has some physical limitations but could be used as a West Coast fullback.