Scouting Report: Toby Gerhart
Non-position specific categories
Running Back Specific Categories
|Between the tackles||8||7.5|
|Outside the tackles||8||6|
Perfect size for a power back. Very powerful and prefers to run people over. Underrated speed and quickness. Insane leg drive and ability to move a pile – is never brought down by the first tackler. Great balance and athletic ability. Very good vision to see a hole and even makes holes when it doesn’t look like there is one.
Not elusive. Isn’t a very good receiver. Pass blocking could use some work, but he gives great effort and tweaking his technique shouldn’t be difficult. Only an average receiver.
Toby is one of the most controversial players in the draft. Some just assume he will be a fullback because of his size, but he’s too good of a running back to make that transition. He’s a one cut and go running back because his cuts aren’t very sharp and his acceleration is only average. He should be a 2nd round pick and contribute immeadiatly. He doesn’t have tremendous upside, but his risk is as close to zero as you can get.
Two year starter at Stanford.
Awards and Honors
2009: 1st team All-American. Pac 10 Offensive Player of the Year. 1st team All-Pac 10. All-Academic Pac 10 team. Heisman Trophy finalist.
2008: 2nd team All-Pac 10.
2007: Honorable mention All-Pac 10.
Management, science and engineering major at Stanford.
Suffered season ending knee injury in 2007.
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