Bryce Love, RB, Stanford #20

5087, 200, 4.36

Notes: Full name is Jonathan Bryce Love. From Wake Forest, NC. Outstanding prep sprinter, specializing in 200-meters and 400-meters. Played in 14 games, had 29 carries for 226 yards and 2 touchdowns and caught 15 passes for 250 yards and 1 touchdown as a freshman in 2015. Backup to Christian McCaffery in 2015-16. Missed the season opener due to injury but played in 12 games, rushed 111-783-3, caught 8-83-1 and returned kickoffs 5-47 in 2016. Played in 13 games, rushed 263-2,118-19 and caught 6-33 in 2017. Team captain, played in 10 games, rushed 166-739-6 (4.5 avg.) and caught 20-99 in 2018; sustained a torn ACL against Cal on Dec. 1. Underwent surgery on Dec. 18 and is expected to make a full recovery. Earned his degree in human biology in December 2018, and wants to be a pediatrician when his playing days are over. Combine - measured 5087, 200, did 18 reps, did not run.

Positives: Consistent big-play threat. Pulls away from pursuit and is seldom caught from behind. Elite breakaway speed, but has terrific vision and patience to wait for holes to develop. Doesn’t just outrun people all the time. Explosive quickness and acceleration. Outstanding feet, quickness and balance. Very nifty and elusive. Can get through modest crease and make defenders miss with a quick cut or spin move. Stays upright and fights for yards. Has added some bulk and improved strength.

Negatives: Naturally undersized and lacks power and top tackle-breaking strength. Gets overwhelmed at times on the blitz pickup. Isn’t built to be a workhorse. Durability concerns.

Summary: Smallish home run threat who can turn a simple toss into a big play on any given play.

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