Alabama’s Kenyan Drake Scouting Report

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Oct 4, 2014; Oxford, MS, USA; Alabama Crimson Tide running back Kenyan Drake (17) on the field after an injury during the first half against Mississippi Rebels at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

Career to Date

Drake went to Alabama in 2012 with now NFL running back T.J. Yeldon already the bell-cow back. So he would be stuck behind Yeldon for the next three years but still managed to show his stuff. As a freshman in 2012, Drake only had 42 carries but they went for almost seven yards each and 5 TDs.

As a sophomore in 2013, his role expanded as he had 92 carries and averaged 7.5 yards with eight TDs. And he tacked 12 catches for 135 yards and a touchdown receiving on to his stat-sheet. In 2014, his junior year, still behind Yeldon in Alabama’s food-chain, Drake’s season would end early.

In just the fifth game of the season against Ole Miss, he suffered a badly broken leg. The injury was horrific as you can hear Drake screaming in pain with his foot turned sideways. From there, he would have a long grind ahead of him to try to make it back for his all important senior year.

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