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2021 NFL Draft Scouting Report: RB Demetric Felton

  • The Draft Network
  • January 8, 2021
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Demetric Felton aligned at running back and in the slot for UCLA's spread offense. He is a very good athlete, as evidenced by his dynamic agility, change of direction, and body control. He’s been effective in the run game when used on the perimeter. He runs with the inclination to get outside and use elusiveness and wiggle In space. In the passing game, he is very good due to his effectiveness with the ball in his hands. He is competitive and willing in pass protection situations. He demonstrates good catching skills on screens and on check-downs. He is a good route-runner out of the backfield and linebackers have a difficult time covering him in space. He doesn’t have the prototypical size for the NFL. As a result, he will likely be a slot wide receiver or a “package guy” in the NFL.

Ideal Role: Bottom of the roster slot WR.

Scheme Fit: An offense that runs a lot of multiple wide receiver sets.


Written by Drae Harris

Games watched: Arizona (2019), SDSU (2019), USC (2020)

Best Game Studied: USC (2020)

Worst Game Studied: SDSU (2019)

Vision: As a running back, he runs with good vision. He is a good decision-maker on zone and stretch plays. He is always looking to the next defender he has to get past.

Footwork: He demonstrates good footwork with the ball in his hands. He implores a jump cut as a running back and is elusive in space. 

Contact Balance: As a runner, his contact balance is not great. As a result, he doesn’t project well as an every-down RB in the NFL. He will likely be a package guy in the NFL due to his diminutive size. 

Durability: His durability doesn’t project as being a strong point in the NFL. He is a smallish back who likely won't be an every-down RB. He will either be a package guy or a slot receiver.

Explosiveness: While he is dynamic with the ball in his hands, he is not very explosive. For a smaller back, you’d ideally like to see better long speed. He does have some agility in confined spaces.

Versatility: He lacks good versatility for the NFL. He projects as only a slot WR or a package guy. He doesn’t project with good ability as your lead back or outside WR.

Elusiveness: His elusiveness is one of his strong suits. He is dynamic in space with the ball in his hands. He makes a lot of defenders miss tackles in space. 

Ball Security: His ball security has been OK in college. However, due to his size, this may be an issue in the NFL. Securing the football will be critical for him.

Passing Downs: He will be great on passing downs. He does his most effective work when he has the ball in space. He is also a good route-runner and projects favorably to slot WR.

Discipline: Because he is so elusive, he isn’t as disciplined as he should be. He runs with the inclination to get outside and use his dynamic ability in space.


TDN Consensus: To Be Determined

Drae Harris: 67/100

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