How close is Zac Taylor to helping Nebraska reclaiming past glory? Which team is ready to prove it belongs in the top 10, Clemson or Georgia Tech? The two marquee games this weekend will answer some interesting questions about some teams that may or may not be major players on the national stage....[details]
Personal: All-American by SuperPrep, USA Today, and Tom Lemming...all-state, all-region, and all-area as a junior and senior...rushed for 2,580 yards as a senior with 29 touchdowns...in his junior season, he rushed for 1,870 yards and 18 touchdowns...Augusta Chronicle 2001 Player-of-the-Year...Star Newspaper Player-of-the-Year in 2000 and 2001...Aiken Standard 2001 Player-of-the-Year...Augusta Metro 2001 Player-of-the-Year...played in the Shrine Bowl for South Carolina...SuperPrep's #27 running back in the nation...15th-best player in South Carolina by Tigerillustrated.com...awarded team offensive player-of-the-year as a junior and senior...one of the top-50 players in the South by Atlanta Journal Constitution...High School Sports Report top running back in South Carolina...elected MVP his senior year and was selected MVP of the track team...played for Joe Long...chose Clemson over Florida and South Carolina...born Henry Reginald Merriweather on September 30,1983.
The good: Has been a fine performer for the Utes after an All-American junior college career. Was one of the most productive runners in the nation during the past two seasons. Runs downhill with good vision and balance. Has average hands and the ability to run routes, especially screens, though is still raw in many aspects of that role. As a senior he carried 205 times for 1,120 yards and seven TDs. He added 25 receptions for 141 yards and one TD.
The bad: Lacks the explosive speed to be a consistent game-breaker. Has little experience in picking up the blitz and needs to work on all the fundamentals in that aspect of the game.
Outlook: Has the body type to succeed as a pro runner. Can make a play on the perimeter after the catch and follows his blockers well in the open field. Probable late-round pick with tools to possibly start, but only after further development as a receiver and blocker.
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