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Perine will likely be a threat in the red zone. In college, he was virtually unstoppable near the goal line.
Late in the third quarter against Baylor last season, Perine took a direct snap at the 1-yard line and plowed over defenders to give his team a 34-10 lead. As soon as Perine received the snap, he ran up the middle and took on three Bears en route to the end zone. He kept his legs churning. Defenders were unable to wrap him up.
Perine finished his OU career with 49 rushing touchdowns, running for 16 or more in each of his first two seasons before he split time during his junior season with Joe Mixon.
Perine has the power teams covet in a running back, but top-end speed and burst are lacking. He ran a 4.65 in the 40-yard dash at the combine, which isn’t bad for someone 233 pounds, but not ideal. As a result, he’ll likely struggle to run to the outside, probably limiting his opportunities if he’s only going to run up the gut.
“At first, you saw him early in the Senior Bowl practice where he Cheap Jerseys Shop might have been taking too deep of a pass set at left guard,” Clements said. “At left tackle, you have to take a little deeper pass set. At guard, you don’t. And I think it took him a couple reps to figure that out. By the end of that week in practice, he was doing extremely well.”
After the Senior Bowl, Morgan traveled to Indianapolis and participated in drills at the NFL Combine. He ran a 5.36 in the 40-yard dash, put up bench 21 reps on the bench MLB Jerseys Wholesale press, and had a 27-inch vertical jump, all respectable numbers.