Noel Devine Scouting Report
Noel Devine
Noel Devine - West Virginia (HT: 5-7 - WT: 160)
Combine 40: N/A - Pro Day 40: N/A - Position Rank: 12 of 30

Positives: An absolute nightmare to try to stop in the open field, has a variety of moves at the second level... Elite change of direction ability, one of the best stop and go runners in years... A threat to take it to the house every time he touches the ball... Good vision, sees and explodes through the hole... Displays above average hands out of the backfield... Good route runner... Added value as a kick returner... Runs with great forward lean, his shoulders are constantly low to the ground... Willing pass blocker, good at chipping defenders on blitzes... Uses his small body to his advantage by hiding behind offensive linemen before exploding up the field.

Negatives: Extremely small, will be relegated to a scat-back role in the NFL... Has had some issues with fumbles in the past... Linebackers have been able to drag him down when they get a hold of him, has a hard time running through arm tackles... Solid leg drive and strength for his size, but his small frame and lack of bulk won't be enough to push the pile against NFL linebackers... Solid production throughout his career but has really fallen off as a senior... Only averaged 4.5 yards per carry and had six touchdowns on 209 carries... Has a multitude of character concerns dating back to high school where he ended up being adopted by Deion Sanders... Very much an east/west runner, needs to get up field quicker... Extremely limited upside due to his size, likely to develop into a Darren Sproles type role player.

    Rushing   Receiving
Totals   729 4317 5.9 92 29   98 712 7.3 48 2
2007 West Virginia   73 627 8.6 76 6   7 90 12.9 34 0
2008 West Virginia   206 1289 6.3 92 4   35 187 5.3 17 0
2009 West Virginia   241 1465 6.1 88 13   22 177 8.0 20 1
2010 West Virginia   209 936 4.5 50 6   34 258 7.6 48 1

(January 26) -- The Sideline Scouting crew has completed another successful day in Mobile and posted full practice reports from both the North and South squad practice. Full transcripts are now also available from the evening press conference with head coaches Marvin Lewis and Chan Gailey and several players from both teams. Make sure to keep checking back for multiple daily updates as we begin to wrap up the week of practices here at the 2011 Senior Bowl.

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DE, Clemson
*Blaine Gabbert
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