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2016 NFL Draft Texas Tech Player Profiles: RB DeAndre Washington

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We take a look at Texas Tech’s DeAndre Washington.

Photo via Daniel X. O'Neil @ Flickr

Vitals

Name: DeAndre Washington
Position: Running back
Height: 5’8″
Weight: 204 pounds
Arm Length: 30″
40-Yard Dash: 4.49 seconds
Bench Press: 24 reps
Vertical Jump: 34.5″
Broad Jump: 118.0″
3 Cone Drill: 7.03 seconds
20-Yard Shuttle: 4.20 seconds
60-Yard Shuttle: 11.63 seconds

Highlights

Analysis

Washington is maybe your typical third down back in the NFL and that’s probably where he gets his best shot. He’s terrific out of the backfield and excellent in pass protection. Perhaps that’s one of the best things about the air-raid system, which is that running backs have to learn to do all of the things expected at the NFL level, especially in pass protection and rolling out of the backfield that might not be expected for a running back in a more traditional offense. Either way, I think Washington is poised to have a successful NFL career. Washington was recently compared to Giovani Bernard, who was drafted in the second round and currently plays for Cincinnati. Bernard has averaged about 700 yards a year and 50+ receptions a year. I could absolutely see that. The draft is a fickle thing in that I tend to think that Washington is capable of a lot, but may not be drafted that high. I have a feeling that he’ll be drafted, but could see him go from the 5th to the 7th round. That’s a big range, but I’m just not sure how this eventually plays out for Washington. The NFL Draft can be a fickle thing. DraftTek has Washington as the third best change of pace back in the 2016 draft, which I think is pretty accurate.

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