Rankings

Player Display Name: 
Taquan Mizzell

Running back
School: Virginia | Conference: ACC
HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 5-9.5 / 192 | 40: 4.55 | DRAFT YR:2017

Rankings

Grade
3.04
Projected Round
FA
Bio: 
Two-year starter named Honorable Mention All-ACC in 2016. Led Virginia with 940 rushing yards and 52 receptions, totaling 1,344 yards and seven touchdowns. Earned Third Team All-ACC honors in 2015 after breaking the conference record for receiving yards by a running back with 721 and finishing second all-time with 75 receptions as a running back. Tallied 1,488 all-purpose yards with four touchdowns rushing and four more receiving. Ran for 464 yards and added 68 catches for 435 yards in his first two seasons with the Cavaliers.
Pos: 
Somewhat underrated running back effective as a ball carrier and pass catcher. Quick-footed, easily gets through the cutback lanes and has a burst. Loses little momentum changing direction, works runs and keeps his feet moving on contact. Solid pass catcher who extends to make the reception away from his frame. Works blocking assignments and effectively picks up the blitz.
Neg: 
Possesses limited size, lacks strength in his running and is easily brought down by a single defender. Displays average vision and has a tendency to run into piles rather than around them.
Analysis: 
Mizzell is a situational runner and third-down back who would help his cause this summer by displaying return skills.