Jalen Hurd, WR-RB, Baylor #5

6046, 227, 4.52


Notes: From Hendersonville, TN. Five-start recruit by Tennessee out of high school as a running back. Appeared in 13 games with 9 starts and rushed for 899 yards and 5 touchdowns on 190 carries (4.7 avg.) and caught 35 passes for 221 yards (6.3 avg.) and 2 TDs in 2014. Started all 13 games, rushed 277-1,285-12 (4.6 avg.) and caught 22-190-2 (8.6 avg.) in 2015. Appeared and started in 7 games, rushed 122-451-3 (3.7 avg.) and caught 10-81-2 (8.1 avg.) in 2016. Transfer redshirt to Baylor in 2017. Emerged as a wide receiver with Baylor in 2018; played in 12 games, caught 69-946-4 (13.7 avg.) and rushed 48-209-3 (4.4 avg.).

Positives: Terrific size and athletic ability. Very fluid. Outstanding length and catch radius. High points the ball well. Very quick for his size with good speed. Deceptive burst, acceleration and long speed. Very good runner after the catch. Has running back instincts, vision and tackle-breaking mentality and determination. Stays on his feet and fights for additional yards.

Negatives: Raw route runner. Bit of a long-strider who lacks elite separation quickness and great pure deep speed.

Summary: Has a high ceiling with his size-speed ratio, but is still largely unrefined as a wide receiver.

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