Prospect evaluation of Oklahoma RB Rhamondre Stevenson for the 2021 NFL Draft, which includes his strengths, weaknesses, and projection.
Name: Rhamondre Stevenson
Weight: 246 lbs
= Key Terms =
Grading Scale: Poor, Marginal, Adequate, Solid, Good, Great, Elite
Role: Developmental Player, Backup, Complementary Player, Starter, Franchise Player
= Strengths =
Good vision; patient in gap scheme runs and will wait for blocks to set up.
Good agility & footwork; stays in control of his own momentum; good bounce when cutting backside.
Gets low and makes cuts outside of frame; smooth and can string multiple moves together.
Possesses a pretty spin move that surprises defenders.
Good burst, especially when he’s able to get north-south immediately after mesh point; solid speed.
Good contact balance; capable of absorbing contact high, mid, and low.
Great power; uses his size to his advantage and will dish out punishment to defenders; strong stiff arm.
Physical runner who runs with low pad level and forward lean; very effective near the goal line.
Good pass protector; gets pad level low when engaging with blitzers.
Solid receiver; used often as a check-down option near LOS; catches comfortably with hands.
= Weaknesses =
Can be indecisive behind LOS and will take a while to pick a lane/path.
Tries to do things outside of athletic limitations.
Marginal lateral explosion.
Questionable ball security; 3 fumbles in 193 touches; 2 in 2019, 1 in 2020.
= Other =
Thick, muscular build.
Pro Comparison: Steven Jackson / LeGarrette Blount
= Projection (Role & Fit) =
Rhamondre Stevenson projects as a Good Complementary player in a RB tandem with upside of developing into a Great starter. He ran primarily gap scheme runs and that will continue to be his best fit at the NFL level. He’s a dense and powerful runner who is a load to bring down. His calling card will be his ability in short-yardage situations to pick up what’s necessary, and then some. Despite his size, however, he has surprising athletic ability. He has the footwork and movement skills to avoid tackles and get to the open areas of the field. He must learn to be a bit more disciplined and not get overconfident in his physical abilities to where he gets away from doing what he does best. With further development of his passing-down skills, Stevenson has the upside to be the lead guy in an offense.