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Javon Leake Scouting Report

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Maryland running back, Javon Leake will Fargo his finals season of eligibility to declare for the NFL draft. Leake is Maryland’s leading rusher so far this season. He has run for 736 yards, doubling his numbers from his sophomore season, Leake is averaging 7.2 yards per rush for Maryland. Leake has scored eight rushing touchdowns and two more on kickoff returns. The Terrapins running back leads the Big Ten conference with 804 kickoff return yards and is averaging 26.8 yards per return.

Strengths

After watching the film on Javon Leake, he has a good vision, and once he sees the hole, he will use his speed to burst through it. Once Leake gets in to open space, he will run away from you with his speed. Leake runs the outside zone runs well, he is patient and lets his blocks develop. With Leake’s speed, he is an outstanding kick returner, and that will transfer to the next level. His ability to find holes and use his speed, quickness to run through them makes him a very dangerous kickoff return man.

Things To Improve

Leake will have to improve his ball security, he put the ball on the ground a few times this season. NFL teams will not like him putting the ball on the ground. So it will need to be a big point of emphasis for Leake. Also, biltz pick up will be critical; all young running backs will need to work on that, especially Leake; as much as teams pass in the NFL, it’s vital for running back to pick up the blitz. Leake has only caught nine passes this season and 10 in his career at Maryland; that’s not many at all; it will be crucial for him to show off his hands at the combine and in workouts.

Conclusion

I think Javon Leake will be a day three pick, he will be able to help team’s as a change of pace back and with his kickoff returns skills. Leake’s return skills alone will get him drafted; he can change a game with his return skills.

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