Nov 2, 2013; Lexington, KY, USA; Alabama State Hornets quarterback Daniel Duhart (15) hands the ball of to running back Isaiah Crowell (1) during the game against the Kentucky Wildcats at Commonwealth Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark Zerof-USA TODAY Sports
7th Round (1)
RB Isaiah Crowell
Despite the 2nd round skill set, Crowell is a gamble even in round 7. First the bad news: he has an injury history that has affected his playing time in the past. Nothing major but it seems like there was always something. In addition, he has a failed drug test and felony charges (later dropped) for possession of a firearm. Not exactly the “right kinda guy”.
In a nutshell, he seems like a good kid who learned his lesson and has since been on the straight and narrow.
For a seventh round flyer he is certainly worth a shot. He has great strength, speed, and agility. He can avoid a defender with dazzling cuts, he can outrun a defensive back, or he can steamroll a LB. He seems to have it all.
Crowell averaged 6.6 yards last season and may have done enough to make some teams overlook his character concerns. He has the ability to be starter in the NFL and could push for playing time on the Dallas Cowboys.
My next great pass-rush sleeper is next…