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Jahvid Best
NFL Draft Scouting Report

Running Back

California


College Position: Running Back
School: California
Grade: Junior
Height: 5-10
Weight: 195
Birthdate: 01-30-1989
Draft Projection: Second
Overall Rank: Unranked
NFL Draft Position (Rank): Running Back (3)

Draft Result

Drafted in the 2010 Draft by the Detroit Lions in the 1st round with the #30 pick.
Jahvid Best is an athletic back who is big play threat as a rusher and receiver who fills the Lions need for a running back with Kevin Smith coming off knee surgery. Jim Schwartz is hoping to catch lightning in a bottle with Best similar to the Titans drafting of Chris Johnson in 2008. Expect Best to lineup at both running back and wide receiver to take advantage of his versatility and create mismatches. He needs to prove his concussion issues are behind him but he provides another playmaker on the offensive side of the football for an offense on the verge of breaking through.

Strengths

  • One of the fastest players in the draft.  Elite acceleration, burst and breakaway speed
  • Decent inside runner for a guy his size
  • A threat in the passing game.  Displays good hands and route running ability
  • Dangerous runner in the open field
  • Displays good vision and balance
 

Weaknesses

  • Has had multiple concussions at Cal making him a medical risk
  • Has dominated subpar competition but has struggled to carry his team in the big games
  • Poor pass blocker
  • Does not project as an every down back.  Had 20+ carries just three times in his college career

News

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Fantasy Football Week 2 Runningback Rankings - Sep 15 (Doug Lancy)
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2011 NFL Draft Pick Analysis: Which Positions Provide the Best Value - Mar 17 (Fran Duffy)
NFL Draft Slot Analysis: Do First Round Draft Slots Matter - Mar 13 (Fran Duffy)
Fantasy 101: Week 11 Pickups and Other Quick Hits - Nov 14 (Chris Maier)
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NFL Week 5 Preview - Oct 8 (Doug Lancy)
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Fantasy Football 101: Week Two Quick Hits - Sep 19 (Chris Maier)
Fantasy Football 101: What We Learned From Week 1 - Sep 12 (Chris Maier)
NFL Week 1 Preview - Sep 8 (Doug Lancy)
Fantasy Football 101: Risers and Fallers - Aug 30 (Chris Maier)
Fantasy Football 101: 32+ Thoughts As Drafts Come Into Focus - Aug 22 (Chris Maier)
2010 Pre-Season All Offensive Rookie Team - Aug 4 (Dan Wernery)
Fantasy Football 101: 2010 Sleepers - Aug 1 (Chris Maier)
Fantasy Football 101: 2010 Running Back Rankings #41- 60 - Jul 9 (Chris Maier)
Fantasy Football 101: 2010 Running Back Rankings #21 - 40 - Jul 9 (Chris Maier)
Fantasy Football's Top 12 Players for 2010 - Jun 27 (Chris Maier)
2010 NFL Draft: PRE-Pre-Season All_Rookie Team - Offense - May 15 (Chris Maier)
2010 NFL Draft Grades: NFC North - May 1 (Chris Maier)
2010 NFL Draft: At First Glance - Winners and Losers - Apr 24 (Chris Maier)
2010 NFL Draft: Day One Winners, Losers and More - Apr 22 (Chris Maier)
2010 NFL Draft: Dan Wernery Plays GM for AFC Teams - Apr 6 (Dan Wernery)
Raul Colon's 2010 NFL Mock Draft - Post Combine - Mar 7 (Raul Colon)
2010 NFL Draft - Unofficial Declared Underclassmen List - Jan 15 (Chris Maier)
2010 Post-Thanksgiving Mock Draft - Two Rounds - Nov 28 (Chris Maier)
Feeling a Draft: CJ Spiller Stepping to the Front of the RB Class - Nov 10 (Chris Maier)
Feeling a Draft: Mount Cody Asserts Himself in Talented 2010 DT Class - Oct 27 (Chris Maier)
2010 NFL Draft: Mid Season Mock Draft - Oct 24 (Dan Wernery)
2010 NFL Mock Draft - An Early Look - Sep 30 (Chris Maier)
Feeling a Draft: Week 4 - Sep 29 (Chris Maier)
College Football 101: Week 4 Thoughts - Sep 27 (Josh Moellman)
Feeling a Draft: Week Three - Sep 21 (Chris Maier)
College Football 101:Heisman watch:Running Backs - Jun 28 (Josh Moellman)
2010 NFL Draft: Top 10 RB Prospects - Jun 13 (Dan Wernery)
2010 NFL Mock Draft - A First Look - May 19 (Chris Maier)
Emerald Bowl: Draft Stocks to Watch - Dec 26 (Chris Maier)

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