RB Chris Polk-Washington
Weight: 224 lbs.
Grade: 7.0 (Grading Scale)
Projection: Round 2-3
Very good top end speed…does well in the open field to see his blocks and identify potential cut back lanes…has the body type to run between the tackles and make defenses pay …has some agility in the open field and has a nice juke move to compliment his powerful stiff arm…his slashing style compliments his instincts very well…seems to have a second sense of when to bounce runs outside…has some homerun ability with his vision and instincts that help to mask some athletic limitations…he’s very patient behind the line of scrimmage, he knows the play call and how the blocks should set up and he waits for it.
The biggest weakness for Polk may be his ability to accelerate to top end speed…he has the burst to get into the 2nd level but it appears like he levels out for a few steps before accelerating again to top speed…in the NFL this will get him caught from behind…he was unable to turn the corner consistently in college and may never be a guy who you want to ask to run the sweep play in the NFL…more a north south runner who is at his best when gaining yards, looks uncomfortable running laterally…There aren’t many things that Polk really struggles with but he also doesn’t really show dynamic ability to anything either.