J.K Dobbins, Ohio State , Junior, 5’10, 217lbs, RB
The Junior running back decided to forgo his senior season after three years carrying the load at Ohio State. Dobbins has been a bell cow of a running back at OSU, who has shown the ability to carry the bulk of carries for any team. Dobbins was highly productive at Ohio State and his decision to enter the draft was understood because he had nothing left to prove as a Buckeye.
1st Team All-Big 10
Freshman All- American
2019 AP- All American Second-team
4,500 rushing yards
Rushed for over 1,000 for three consecutive seasons
Dobbins Vision is his best trait. He understands how to control pace and does not waste movement when deciding what hole to hit. Dobbins runs with incredible balance, he runs low and squatty so his ability to maintain his footing through contact might be the best in the draft. His durability has shown the ability to carry the bulk of a load and is proven capable to be the bell cow in an offense. Dobbins can catch out the backfield really well, his game against Clemson is the anomaly. Dobbins will be a day 1 or day 2 selection and will be a starter in someone’s backfield.
Areas to Improve:
Dobbins has not done well in pass protection. When watching film, there have been numerous occasions where he has been late picking up a block. The effort is 100% there, coaching will be the biggest thing to help correct this for him. Dobbins strength and physicality I have no doubt this will get corrected.
Analysis By: John Robinson NFL Analyst NUC Sports
Robinson has high passion and understanding of football. His experience as a player and love of the game help give him legitimate analysis of players and their abilities. John Robinson IV spent time as a writer for DBLTAP Esports and a front office intern/writer for WNBL professional women’s basketball team the Canberra Capitals. Robinson can also be heard on his podcast BallTalk with JRob on Apple Podcast talking about the best topics in football and sports.