Shane Vereen Scouting Report
Shane Vereen
Shane Vereen - California (HT: 5-10¼ - WT: 210)
Combine 40: 4.50 - Position Rank: 7 of 35

Positives: Above average speed, can get to the corner... Very stout build... Does a great job holding onto the football... Versatile player who can contribute in a number of ways... Surprisingly strong, runs through a good amount of arm tackles... Runs very low to the ground... Has a good center of gravity, hard to bring down... Gets a lot of comparisons to Ray Rice for his size and style of play... Patient runner, waits for his blockers... Good hands out of the backfield... Runs excellent routes, has run plays out of the slot before... Cal has produced a number of early round running backs (J.J. Arrington, Marshawn Lynch, Justin Forsett, Jahvid Best)... An explosive kick returner... Solid north/south runner who prefers to get up field than dance around... Strong upper body, led all running backs with 31 reps of 225 pounds at the combine.

Negatives: Doesn't run over people, slips through holes and arm tackles but can be dragged down rather easily by larger defenders... Not a big play threat, had only two carries for over 20 yards in 2010... Decent in pass protection, but is usually running routes on passing downs... Tore his quadriceps in high school, played 2009 with a torn meniscus... Likely slated to be a change-of-pace back in the NFL, will not be a workhorse.

    Rushing   Receiving
  556 2834 5.1 81 29   74 674 9.1 59 6
2008 California   142 715 5.0 81 4   27 221 8.2 59 1
2009 California   183 952 5.2 61 12   25 244 9.8 21 2
2010 California   231 1167 5.1 59 13   22 209 9.5 31 3

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