Alabama’s Kenyan Drake Scouting Report

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Sep 6, 2014; Tuscaloosa, AL, USA; Alabama Crimson Tide running back Kenyan Drake (17) scores against the Florida Atlantic Owls at Bryant-Denny Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Marvin Gentry-USA TODAY Sports

Bottom Line

Alabama linebacker Reggie Raglan very impressed with Drake’s talent and progress, saying, “I think Kenyan is going to be like a Reggie Bush. He’s going to be spreading it out, catching passes, coming out of the backfield, doing his thing. I think he might win the Heisman this year.”

But doesn’t he have a battle to win with Henry to win the starting running back job?

The way I see it, Henry isn’t as good as a healthy Drake is but he’ll have his role on the team. Either way, there will be plenty of times we see them both on the field together with Drake at receiver. He has a similar skill-set but think of him too much in the way you do Reggie Bush.

Along with the speed, agility and hands, at 6’1″, 210 pounds, he has the power to run through tackles. He’s also good in pass protections so as a running back, he’s as complete as it gets. He’s the kind of back in take in the first round, along the lines of Marshall Faulk and Marcus Allen.

Look for him in 2015.

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