Teams looking to give their backfield a boost will have plenty of running back options to choose from in the upcoming 2021 NFL Draft, including Rhamondre Stevenson. Here's a look at what teams like and have some concerns about when it comes to taking a chance on Stevenson.
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Rhamondre Stevenson Draft Profile
Stevenson is built like a fullback, but he has the quickness and speed to be a handful to stop with the ball in his hands. He’s a one-cut runner who plants his foot and accelerates upfield. He has natural power and excellent contact balance due to his build, and he has the ability to get low and truck defenders at the second level. He has better speed than you’d expect for such a big back, with the ability to run away from tacklers in space. He showed improved ability in the passing game last season; he’s more confident as a pass-catcher with the ability to transition to a runner quickly.
He’s a no-nonsense runner who doesn’t have a whole lot of wiggle. He’ll take on defenders but won’t make them miss very often and will need his blockers to create something of a runway to get him going. While he’s improved in the passing game, he’s limited to the screen game and dump-offs rather than being a guy you can move around the formation.
The bulk of his value will come on early downs, and Stevenson’s size, power and physicality translate as a north-south runner who could lead a committee.
Final Grade: 3rd/4th round