Rankings

Player Display Name: 
Patrick Laird

Running back
School: California | Conference: PAC 12
HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 5-11.5 / 205 | 40: 4.58 | DRAFT YR:2019

Rankings

Grade
3.13
Projected Round
FA
Pos: 
Tough, instinctive ball carrier with average speed. Effectively uses blocks, keeps his feet moving and works runs. Grinds it out on the inside, falls forward when tackled and uses an effective straight arm to keep opponents away. Solid receiver out of the backfield and effectively helps the quarterback sell ball fakes. Displays terrific vision and wherewithal in his total game.
Neg: 
Marginal athlete who displays limited speed and quickness. Really cannot turn the corner. Doesn’t make defenders miss.
Analysis: 
Laird was a solid college skill player as both a ball carrier and a pass catcher but lacks the pure computer numbers for the next level. He plays with a special-teams mentality, which could help him find a roster spot as a fourth running back.