L.J. Scott, RB, Michigan State #3

6002, 225, 4.62

Notes: From Youngstown, OH. Led the team in rushing as a true freshman with 699 yards on 146 carries (4.8 avg.) and 11 touchdowns, and caught 3 passes for 15 yards, in 2015. Rushed 184-994-7 (5.4 avg.) and caught 10-147-1, in 2016. Rushed 201-898-8 (4.5 avg.) and caught 20-146-1, in 2017. Slowed by an ankle injury in 2018. Has been arrested for driving on a suspended license, a charge he has faced seven times.

Positives: Solid between-the-tackles runner. Shows good pick, vision and quickness through the hole. Good body lean. Very good balance and determination. Excellent patience. Reads blocking extremely well. Breaks tackles. Effective short-yardage and goal-line runner. Excellent receiver. Very natural catching the ball. Very effective on screen passes out of the backfield. Can pick up the blitz.

Negatives: Does not have elite, breakaway speed. Less effective when forced to run laterally. Doesn't have quick-twitch start. Needs to improve ball security.

Summary: Solid all-around running back who can carry the ball and be highly involved in the passing game.

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