Scouting Report: Joe McKnight
Non-position specific categories
Running Back Specific Categories
|Between the tackles||8||4.5|
|Outside the tackles||8||7|
Shifty back. Good long speed and playmaking ability. Good receiver. Good lateral agility and vision – quick cuts. Very productive in his short career. Very elusive and tough to tackle in the open field.
Not physical at all. Injury prone and was never completely healthy. Toughness has been questioned. Runs very upright. Has almost no leg drive and doesn’t get many yards after contact.
McKnight is so injury prone and soft that he could be hard pressed to get any significant playing time in the NFL. He will get on the field if a team wants to utilize his playmaking ability (as a receiver and change of pace back), but it’s doubtful that he ever is a starting tailback.
Used in the heavy rotation of running backs at USC during all three seasons.
Awards and Honors
2008: Honorable mention All-Pac 10.
2007: Honorable mention All-Pac 10.
Unknown major at USC.
Sprained knee in 2007 offseason. Missed 2 games in 2008 with turf toe. Hyper-extended elbow during 2008 offseason. Dislocated four toes in the 2009 Rose Bowl.
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