Scouting Report: Toby Gerhart

Written by Rob Engle on April 21, 2010




Toby Gerhart


Position: RB School: Stanford
Height: 6’0″ Weight: 231 lbs
Class: Senior 40 time: 4.56

Overall Grade:

6.71

Draft Projection:

2nd Round




Non-position specific categories


Category

Max. Value

Grade

Height/Weight 6 6
Speed 8 6.5
Quickness/Agility 10 5.5
Strength/Explosion 10 9.5
Athletic Ability 8 6.5
Durability 8 6
Character 6 5
Production/Experience 6 5.5
Toughness 8 7.5
Potential 10 3


Running Back Specific Categories


Category

Max. Value

Grade

Between the tackles 8 7.5
Outside the tackles 8 6
Receiving 6 3
Ball carrying 8 7.5
Vision 10 9
Elusiveness 8 1.5
Pass Blocking 8 5.5
Leg Drive 8 8
Break Tackle 8 8



Explanation of Player Grading System


Strengths

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.

Weaknesses

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.


Analysis

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.


Experience

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.

Academics

Management, science and engineering major at Stanford.

Injuries

Suffered season ending knee injury in 2007.


Career Stats
Year Att Yards Avg Long TD Rec Yards TD
2009 343 1871 5.5 61 27 11 157 0
2008 210 1136 5.4 46 15 13 114 0
2007 12 140 11.7 48 1 0 0 0
2006 106 375 3.5 38 0 15 124 0



Highlight/Lowlight Video – from our friends at Pro Draft Party




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Rob Engle

Rob Engle scouted privately starting in 2004. Rob participated in an internship with the Baltimore Ravens scouting department and is continuing his professional career by attending Miami University (Ohio) to obtain a degree in Strategic Communication. Rob is also a member of the Football Writers Association of America. See all posts by Rob Engle.