Scouting Report: Bo Scarbrough, RB, Alabama

Northport, AL | 6012 | 232 | 4.61E | 2019

Bo Scarbrough is a throwback type of ball carrier with the ability to plow through contact, win with power and effectively move piles at will. While he didn’t lead the Tide in rushing, he was the focal point of the offense towards the end of 2016 and in that postseason he was crushing would be tacklers. He does not possess a third gear or premiere acceleration but he is a sudden runner and regardless of what his timed speed is, he consistently breaks off long runs. Scarbrough has played his best football against quality competition, as he scored two touchdowns in each of his last three games of 2016 against Florida, Washington and Clemson. Scarbrough has a lengthy medical history; He missed two games in 2016 with a knee sprain, he broke his right fibula in the National Championship game that year and also tore the ACL in his right knee during a practice in his freshman season and also has another torn ACL and broken ankle dating back to high school. Scarbrough is a real physical presence, he is capable of being an effective short yardage back at the next level and compares favorably to his predecessor Derrick Henry.

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2016: One of the backups to Heisman Trophy winner Derrick Henry a season ago … provided a power option in the Crimson Tide backfield as a sophomore … earned Offensive MVP honors for his performance in the College Football Playoff Semifinal against Washington … rushed 109 times for 719 yards and nine rushing scores … a bruising force between the tackles, 42 of his rushes went for a first down or a touchdown.

2015: One of the top running back recruits, sat out the first four games of the season rehabbing from a knee injury … saw playing time against Georgia, Arkansas, Mississippi State, Charleston Southern, Florida, Michigan State and Clemson. Charleston Southern: Rushed 10 times for 69 yards and scored his first career touchdown … had a long rush of 24 yards in his limited action. Michigan State: Rushed three times for 17 yards with a long of nine in a relief role.

High School/Personal: One of the nation’s elite running backs and athletes … a member of the 2014 recruiting class who enrolled at The University of Alabama in January of 2015 … a 2014 Under Armour All-America Game selection … a consensus five-star prospect … transferred to IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla., for his senior year … ranked No. 16 in the Rivals100, listed as the No. 2 athlete and No. 1 player in the state of Florida for the 2014 recruiting class … ESPN ranks him as the No. 12 player across all positions in 2014 and the No. 2 athlete … ranks as the No. 1 player in Alabama and the No. 4 player in the southeast region … No. 25 in the Scout300 and the No. 5 player in Florida while ranking as the No. 7 running back … rated as the No. 16 player nationally in the 247Sports Composite … ranked as the No. 36 player in the class of 2014 and the No. 6 running back … played at Northridge High School (Tuscaloosa, Ala.) as a sophomore and junior … rushed for 938 yards and 13 touchdowns as a sophomore … played for former Heisman Trophy winner Chris Weinke at IMG Academy in 2013 where he rushed for 1,468 yards and 20 touchdowns in 10 games.

Joe Everett

Joe Everett is the Director of College Scouting for NFL Draft Bible, he is the Founder of DraftScouts.com, also the Lead Editor & Defensive Statistician for Insider Football and member of the PFWA & FWAA.

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