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Samaje Perine | Running Back

Team: Oklahoma Sooners
Ht / Wt:  5'11 / 235

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One NFL scout speaking with the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel called Oklahoma RB Samaje Perine "kind of [a] plodder" who's like "Eddie Lacy but not as explosive."
"He doesn’t run through you," the scout said. "Eddie had great feet for a big man. He doesn’t quite have that. Good in pass pro but isn’t a threat out of the backfield." That's a pretty pessimistic view of Perine. The two other scouts who spoke with the Sentinel were far higher on him. "He’s built like a brick (expletive)," said one. "He is an awesome kid. Awesome. Built low to the ground. He’ll be able to absorb punishment and be durable compared to some of these high-cut backs that run fast. They get a couple shots to their legs and they’re done. There’s questions about him as a third-down back, but if you want a big back he can be a workhorse for you." Perine, who ran for 4,122 yards over three years in college, led RBs at the NFL Combine with 30 reps on the bench press. A third scout said: "He’s a big guy with really nice feet that has enough size to run tough inside but has enough quickness and lateral agility to bounce it outside." Apr 21 - 3:59 PM

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