Pro Football Weekly's Chicago Bears Preview Magazine

2019 NFL Draft

Mike Weber

RB/Ohio State

  • B
    Round 5
  • YearJunior
  • Height5-10
  • Weight211
  • Hand9 ⅜
  • Arm29
  • 40-yard4.47
  • Bench22
  • Vertical33.5
  • BroadN/A
  • 3-coneN/A
  • 20-yardN/A
  • 60-yardN/A

    Strong Points: Speed. Quick to hole. Good vision/instincts. Picks and slides at the line of scrimmage. Stays low and has some power on contact to gets yards after first hit. Good balance. Willing blocker who will face up pass rushers. Good hands.

    Weak Points: Didn't play to timed speed. Very short arms (29 ") means a small receiving radius. Wasn't a full-time starter at Ohio State. Durability issues. Sometimes has to gather his feet when making a cut.

    The Way We See It: Weber was a very highly recruited back out of high school who made an immediate impact at Ohio State, rushing for over 1,000 yards as a freshman. He had some injury issues the following year. Coupled with the arrival of another top back at OSU, his play time and touches dropped. He split time last time. Weber is a good (not great) back who timed fast but doesn't play to that speed. I don't see a quick burst and any change of pace. He is not overly elusive in the open field. He is a reliable receiver but was used mostly on short check downs and swings. He is best as a runner between the tackles, where he can get what's there and then some. I don't see him as a starter at the NFL level, but he can be a solid role player who works in a rotation produces.

    Digital Access

    Digital Access
    Unlock the best draft coverage from the team that knows it best. Or get access to the most experienced Bears coverage available.

    Single Issues

    Single Issues
    Purchase single editions in print or digital. Print issues of Pro Football Weekly guides will be mailed to your home.

    Email Newsletters

    Email Newsletters
    Catch up with all things NFL in our newsletter, sent out, Monday-Friday. Our NFL Daily Update will send you all of the news you need to keep up with the pace of the NFL.