Notre Dame - Fighting Irish
Jonas Gray - #25 - RB
|Event||Ht||Wt||Hand||Arm||Wing||Wonderlic||40 yard||BP||BJ||VJ||20s||60s||3 Cn|
|04/03/2012 Notre Dame Pro Day||5-9 1/2||225||10 1/4||31||75||31|
|02/29/2012 Combine||5-9 3/4||223||10||31 3/8||74 3/8||20|
|03/15/2011 Junior Pro Day||5-10||230||4.55|
Named to the Parade All-America team his senior season after rushing for more than 2,600 yards and 32 touchdowns as a Michigan prep. Was also a member of the state championship basketball team and lettered in track. Saw action in seven games as a true freshman in 2008, mostly on special teams, but rushed 21 times for 90 yards (3.4-yard average) and zero TDs. Played in eight contests, earning a start against Purdue, in ’09 and posting 34-119-0 (3.5) and grabbing four passes for 54 yards (13.5-yard average) and no scores. Recorded 20-100-0 (5.0) on the ground and caught 1-13-0 (13.0) in seven games during the ’10 season. Missed five games with a left knee injury (sprained MCL). Was having a breakout senior season in ’11, rushing 114-791-12 (6.9) and grabbing 6-38-0 (6.3) in 11 games (four starts) before suffering a season-ending torn ACL in his right knee against Boston College. Has seven fumbles in 200 career touches and gained 5.8 yards per carry. Was medically excluded from the Combine because of injuries to both knees.Positives:
Equipped to run between the tackles with a rocked-up physique. Good feet to make subtle lateral cuts. Flashes short-area quickness. Deceptive, competitive speed (see 80-yard TD vs. Pittsburgh). Productive in limited opportunity. Has some upside and considerable tread remaining on the tires.Negatives:
Tight hips. Average vision, instincts and burst. Can do a better job pressing the line and running behind his pads. Negates run strength when he wastes steps laterally. Too much pitter-patter. Fumbles have been an issue. Was never a featured back. Can improve route running and blocking.Summary:
Big, nimble-footed back who looks the part with a compact, muscular build, but shows too much finesse in his game. Was on the rise before a torn ACL injury curbed his ascent, and has to embrace a big-back role and learn to run with power in order to maximize his potential. Could turn out to be a surprise value pick if he can stay healthy and learn to protect the ball better.
Jonas Gray's Draft Stock
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