2017 NFL Draft Scouting Report
Prospect:  Devine Redding


School:          Indiana
Ht:  5'8"       Wt:  205
Eligibility:      JR
Uniform:       #34
Position:      RB

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After two straight 1,000+ yard rushing seasons, and one season as a full time starter, Devine Redding decided to capitalize on his momentum, as well as the recent success of Indiana running backs (Tevin Coleman and Jordan Howard) and declare early for the 2017 NFL Draft. Despite a loaded Running Back class, with elite talents like Leonard Fournette and Dalvin Cook, Redding has an opportunity to compete for a late round draft spot.

Redding is a classic, downhill runner. He has a good initial burst out of the backfield, but he's not a speed demon. He has slow acceleration, but once he gets moving, he can get to the second level quickly. However, he is not the home run threat that the NFL looks for in the early rounds.

Where Redding wins is going between the tackles. His initial burst gets him to the line of scrimmage and he is great at always falling forward. He also has great vision, which combined with his burst, consistently results in positive gains, a skill that will always have a place in the NFL.

Due to his lack of acceleration, his ability to change direction and run stretch plays is limited. This doesn't mean he can't evade defenders or run outside. He did both successfully at Indiana, but when he cuts or is taken off his straight line, it takes too much time to get moving forward again.

Unfortunately, without the home run speed, he'll need to combine some power and strength with his burst and vision. But at his size (5'8", 205), his strength will not work as well against NFL Defensive linemen as it did in the college ranks.

In the passing game, he's not used often as a pass blocker, but fairly often as a receiver. He has shown consistent hands, which gives him potential to be a 3-down back, an extra skill that is always needed. However, his routes are limited to swing passes and delayed routes. In his minimal pass blocking attempts, he has shown the skill to stay upright and not afraid to take on edge rushers, but he isn't always aware of where the pressure is coming from.

All in all, Redding is a talented football player. As a running back, he understands the role. He can see the holes. He can hit the holes. He can catch passes. Unfortunately, he's limited by his physical abilities. He doesn't have great size, speed or quickness. Currently, he projects as a late round prospect/undrafted free agent, but if he can put up better speed times at his pro day, he may be able to solidify himself as a 6th-7th round pick.

Compares to (Current NFL Player): slower version of DeAndre Washington (Oakland Raiders)

- Great vision and patience
- Initial burst
- Ability to consistently gain positive yards
- Catches passes well

- Lack of home run speed
- Inability to change direction
- Not overly strong

Ryan Wittman
March 10, 2017

Video Courtesy of LosProductions

1)   Devine Redding Hopes To Follow Path Of Recent Hoosiers Running Backs   - Colts.com
2)   Indiana's Devine Redding is working towards the NFL with a chip on his shoulder   - CrimsonQuarry.com
3)   IU's Devine Redding: From one scholarship offer to one of the Big Ten's best    - IndyStar.Com
4)   Devine Redding Twitter
5)   Devine Redding Instagram

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