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Scouting Report: Dexter McCluster

April 12, 2010

Dexter McCluster, RB, Ole Miss, 5’8, 172 lbs

Strengths: Explosive out of the backfield … Is one of the most quick and agile players in the class … Very elusive … Is really strong for 5’8 … Has natural vision and awareness … Runs balanced … Has great hands, can catch out of the backfield … Special teams potential … Leader.

Weaknesses: REALLY undersized … Doesn’t always keep the ball secure, prone to fumbling … Needs to work on his route running … Just can’t block at a high level, no matter how much effort he gives it … Durability concerns.

Overview: McCluster was one of the most exciting backs in college football last year, and now is hoping to translate his success into the NFL. In the one interview I have seen of him, he seemed very convincing as he suggested that he can be a star in the pros despite his size. He can never be a number 1 back in my opinion, but may play a Darren Sproles like role in the NFL.

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