- CProjectionRound 7
Strong Points: Productive career at North Dakota State, where he totaled 2,896 yards and 24 rushing TDs. Good size with good play strength. Solid speed and a burst. Patient runner who waits for something to open and then explodes. Willing run and pass blocker. Good hands. Good cutting ability.
Weak Points: Played at a lower level of competition. Had some big games but didn't dominate the way an FCS running back should. Runs upright at times. Sparingly used in the passing game. Must work on his pass protection.
The Way We See It: Anderson was a good (not great) back at the FCS level. He has size and play strength but is not overly powerful. Anderson gets tall at times, hurting his after-contract runs. He is more fast than quick. Anderson produces, but he is not all that impressive in the process. He runs better to his right than he does to his left. Anderson has the speed to pull away when there is a seam, but he does not make people miss in-tight. Only average as a route runner, Anderson is not a big part of the passing game. He is also average in pass protection. Running backs from this league have to show some special to become NFL contributors, and I don't see any special in Anderson.