DTR Draft Profile: Bo Scarbrough, RB, Alabama

by Jake Ellenbogen
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Name: Bo Scarbrough

School: Alabama

Height: 6-1

Weight: 232 pounds

40 Time: 4.52 seconds

Vertical: 40 inches

Notable Injuries: Knee injury caused him to miss 4 games in HS, Suffered broken leg in 2016 National Title Game

Notables Accolades: Former 5-Star Recruit, 2016 Peach Bowl MVP




One of the nastiest running backs you will ever see, Scarbrough runs like he’s trying to murder whoever wants to tackle him. He has unusual cutting ability for his size which allows him to make sharp and precise changes of direction even at 232 pounds. He shows the ability to take shot after shot in the legs and abdomen and has no problem staying on his feet and advancing with the football. Scarbrough shows off his deceptive speed once he is out in the open field to take it the distance. Alabama running back split time with backs like Derrick Henry and Damien Harris so he will have plenty of fuel for the NFL as he was not run into the ground like some backs are in college. Scarbrough is a dominant force inside one yard to go. With his crazy athleticism, he provides the ability to leap over the pile, run through the pile or cut past the pile. Underrated overall as a pass catcher but he could turn into a much better pro than he was in college because of it. 




He has a similar weakness to his former teammate Derrick Henry. Scarbrough runs a little too upright and will need to run with better pad level to maintain that sort of balance and power at the next level. Lacks the agility and quickness to put together a combination of moves as a running back. His pass protection could use work and his impatience and lack of vision could keep him from ever becoming a starter at the next level. 




It may not seem like he does but Scarbrough has that ability to catch passes out of the backfield on top of his overall power run game. He’s not the first option for the Rams to fill that scat back role but he might be an option the Rams have to consider in the middle or late in the draft. 





What they’re saying: Rounds 4-5

What I’m saying: Rounds 4-6



LeGarrette Blount

Regardless of what many may think with this comparison, I have never been a fan of Blount and I don’t believe he is an elite back but give the guy his props he is a good back. He shows the ability to win with power and similar to Scarbrough, deceptive speed. Blount is still heavily coveted in this league and I think Scarbrough is going to be a similar runner. Scarbrough plays like Blount but he’s a much better athlete than him. At the end of the day, this is the best comparison you can make for Bo. 


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